Item 47 - Letter from Lottie Leaf to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/101/47


Letter from Lottie Leaf to Nora Sidgwick


  • 3 Sep 1900 (Creation)

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Writes on the death of Henry Sidgwick to express her sympathy to Nora on her loss. Refers to Walter [Leaf] having written [see 101/48], and assures her that they both have wished that they might help her in any way that they could. States that she always remembers Henry 'with the same deep reverence and trust and admiration.' Refers to '[t]hose happy days at Am Hof' [the Symonds's house at Davos], and declares how good it was to know him and what a difference his friendship made to her father's life out there. Asserts that Nora's life joined to Henry's appears to her 'one of the best instances to give [one] hope of a future life, which shall be infinitely better.' Likes to think 'that those who stand so near now will see light together hereafter.' States that she will always remember 'the brave spirit of love and trust' which she saw in the Sidgwicks the previous May in London. Is thankful to have known him, and prays for God's blessings on Nora.

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