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Trevelyan, Sir George Otto (1838-1928) 2nd Baronet, statesman and historian Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar
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Letter from G.O. Trevelyan to Nora Sidgwick

Acknowledges receipt of the proofs of Henry Sidgwick: a Memoir. Claims that he began reading it at four o'clock that morning and read to the end of 1884. Declares that the account of Henry's work at Cambridge raised him greatly in his [Trevelyan's] esteem and admiration, and remarks on how little Henry said about his labours and self-sacrifices. Refers favourably to the 'Journal letters' also. Hopes that she will insert Henry's letter to Trevelyan of 29 May 1905 [sic], which, he claims, is 'one of the most touching and beautiful things in the world.' Gives her permission to show it to Arthur Sidgwick. Sends his wife's best love, and looks forward to Nora's visit.

Trevelyan, Sir George Otto (1838-1928) 2nd Baronet, statesman and historian

Letter from Sir George Otto Trevelyan to Nora Sidgwick

Writes to express his sympathy, and that of his wife, with Nora on the death of Henry Sidgwick. Reports that Arthur Sidgwick has been keeping him up to date on Henry's progress, and claims that Henry's death 'is the most solemn event of [his] mature life'. Refers to the strong relationship which existed between Nora and Henry, the knowledge of which 'immeasurably increases the sad beauty and interest of reminiscences which even otherwise would have been so very precious.' Acknowledges the regret Henry felt at having his work cut short. States that his son George, who is with him and his wife, feels the same way about Henry as they do. Declares that they received the letter informing them of his illness three months previously, and that it seems like years. Explains that he has hurt his arm, and hopes that Nora can read his writing. Adds that it does not matter what they say, as she already knows what they feel about her and Henry.

Trevelyan, Sir George Otto (1838-1928) 2nd Baronet, statesman and historian