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Additional Manuscripts b Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar Sidgwick, Eleanor Mildred (1845-1936) Principal of Newnham College Cambridge
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Letter from Arthur Sidgwick to Nora Sidgwick.

Announces that the poem has been found, and he sends it with two other pieces [not included] 'about which [they] hesitated when [they] were looking thro' the papers'. States that he thinks that 'the prose fragment 'about "friends" is the most interesting: the Oma[r] [Khayam] verses next: and the Iphig[enia] least.' Remarks that one difficulty is that there is no special place in the book [Henry Sidgwick, a memoir to put the above, and suggests that they have 'a small print addendum, containing those three, avowedly as fragments....' Encloses a note for [ ] S. [not included].

Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar

Letter from Arthur Sidgwick to Nora Sidgwick.

Reports that he was down at Haslemere the previous Saturday to Monday, and that he [and H.G. Dakyns] worked on the rest of Dakyns letters. Refers to the need for discretion, which Nora had mentioned, and states that he regards all the letters as confidential. Relates that Dakyns was 'infinitely good over the letters', and claims that between them they have dated nearly all of them. Believes that they will be helpful 'at every point except what concerns [Henry Sidgwick's] administrative Cambridge work', and states that they show 'himself on many sides', and that his 'infinite unwearied thoughtfulness, and quiet wisdom, and great range of interest, and kindness, are apparent everywhere.'

Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar

Letter from Arthur Sidgwick to Nora Sidgwick.

Explains that he has been occupied with various affairs since her letter arrived, including 'presenting D.Litt. candidate for Degree, and organising lunch party in Corpus for [his] indefatigable brother in law Archdeacon [Edward] Wilson....' Announces that he goes the following day to Haslemere to work with 'HGD' [Henry Graham Dakyns] 'at the remaining letters of his series which [they] had not time to finish' when he was in Oxford. Asks Nora for any other letters that she is able to send him, since he now has time to spend more time working on them. Informs her, confidentially, that his retirement [as Tutor at Corpus Christi, Oxford) is now fixed for Easter 1902. States that he shall keep his Readership, and also his 'A.E.W. work' [Association for the Education of Women in Oxford]. In relation to Frank [Sidgwick], declares that he is 'no scholar', and that he [Arthur] has 'never had any illusions about his Tripos.' Announces that he is writing to Mrs [Eveleen?] Myers. States that he kept the books because since he returned his proofs to the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography he has heard nothing, and thought it possible that 'he might require a revise, which might mean reference to the books again.'

Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar