Item 45 - Letter from Lady Welby-Gregory to Nora Sidgwick, with copies of letters to Lady Welby-Gregory from Henry Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/105/45


Letter from Lady Welby-Gregory to Nora Sidgwick, with copies of letters to Lady Welby-Gregory from Henry Sidgwick


  • Feb 1906 (Creation)

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1 letter, with envelope; four sheets of typescript consisting of nine copy letters.

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States that 'having so long and so eagerly looked out for any request for "letters" 'the appearance of a notice in Macmillan's Magazine of the impending appearance of memoir with HS' letters has come as somewhat of a shock to her. Begs NS' forgiveness if she has sent any of the enclosed letters [included], but states that Miss C[arter] does not remember copying the latter. ClaiMS that if she ever tries 'to give some sketch of the inception and [ ]' of her work in ' "Significs" ' she would certainly have to refer to HS 'as being one of its first and greatest promoters.' Refers to the accompanying letters, and also to the assistance HS gave her in conversation on the matter. States that she will be sorry if none of the letters appeared in the memoir. Declares that she has often lately longed to tell HS 'of the abounding signs that the young world is beginning to see...that the key to one of the greatest of the human positions has been lost and must be found.' Predicts that she will not live to see the result of such finding, but states that it is enough to be allowed to help 'even so little or badly towards it'. Adds that there are many more short letters, but that they are chiefly about dates or places etc. Accompanied by envelope, addressed to NS at Newnham College, with MS notes in NS' handwriting: 'Lady Welby/Copies of letters from Henry/Received too late to be considered for Memoir'. (2 docs)

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