Item 90 - Letter from J. N. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/104/90


Letter from J. N. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick


  • 30 Aug 1900 (Creation)

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Writes on the death of Henry Sidgwick, which has come as a great shock, despite his being in some measure prepared. Besides the personal loss he feels, he grieves 'that so much work that can ill be spared has been left unfinished'. Refers to the debt he owes Henry, and to his gratefulness for his kindness, his wise guidance, intellectual stimulus, and his ideal of duty. Says he had no other friend in Cambridge who has done for him as much as Henry has done. Trusts that in returning to her work in Cambridge Nora will find occupation for her thoughts that will prevent her from dwelling too much on her loss, but fears that even in her work that loss will ever be forcing itself on her attention. Adds that his wife joins him in sending sympathy to Nora.

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