Item 135 - Letter from Lord Farrer to Henry Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/93/135


Letter from Lord Farrer to Henry Sidgwick


  • 24 May 1887 (Creation)

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Regrets that he will probably not be able to hear Sidgwick at the [Political Economy] Club on 10 June, as he will be in Manchester with Miss [Meta?] Gaskell at that time. Hopes to get a synopsis of the speech. Voices his concern about the cause of 'Free Trade'; believes that 'theoretical objections should first of all be thrashed out in private'. Describes himself an 'absolutely staunch Free Trader', but is anxious to hear what is to be said by the other side. Gives Bimetallism as an example of a concept, the pros and cons of which are difficult to convey to the public.

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