Item 103 - Letter from Leslie Stephen to Henry Sidgwick

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Letter from Leslie Stephen to Henry Sidgwick


  • 11 Nov 1884 (Creation)

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Writes in relation to a request made to him to write a column in the Athenaeum in memory of Fawcett. Denies that he declined to write it out of any indifference about the subject, but feels that such a column would be 'one more panegyric of the kind which every one is writing...' Expresses his wish to say something about that part of Fawcett's life of which he would know more than any one [1854-1864], and reports that he has begun to put down his recollections. Supposes that his notes will make a magazine article eventually, but is anxious to make it as complete as possible. Claims that he has no letters or documents of any kind, but hopes to be able to write a few pages, which will be his contribution to Fawcett's memory.

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