Item 91 - Letter from Jermyn Cowell to Henry Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/93/91

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Letter from Jermyn Cowell to Henry Sidgwick

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  • 9 Apr [ ] (Creation)

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(1838-1867)

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Thanks Sidgwick very much for offering to propose him as a member of the Dining Club, and asks clarification on some of the rules of membership. Encloses a letter from Tawney [not included]. He also received a letter from 'A. J. P.' [Patterson] Reports that he went with Payne to see Conklin, and has also seen Wilkinson, who gave him an introduction to [Home]. Asks Sidgwick how he is to return his two books to him. Refers to Sidgwick's 'prophecy about the Oriel fellowship' being fulfilled, and reports that his 'people' are due back the following week. In relation to the war he writes that he has heard that Francis Joseph Maximilian and Napoleon have agreed that Mexico is not to recognize the Confederate States; expresses regret at this news 'because it may prolong the war'. Declares that he is making 'a collection of tit-bits of atrocity for [his] future history' including Colonel Dahlgren's instructions, and also 'a choice morsel from New O.' Sends his love to Arthur.

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