Item 36 - Letter from Mary A. Ewart to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/103/36


Letter from Mary A. Ewart to Nora Sidgwick


  • 19 Mar 1906 (Creation)

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Announces that she returns to London, having spent 'a delightful 48 hours' [in Coneyhurst], and that she finished reading Henry Sidgwick: a Memoir the previous night, 'with vivid and most grateful remembrance' of the many happy times she has passed in the Sidgwicks' home - 'at Hillside, and at Newnham College'. Thanks Nora and Arthur also, for the book, and for the effect it has had. Is grateful to those, such as Bishop Gore and Baron von Hügel, who described Henry 'in specially happy words'. Looks forward to seeing Nora again in June, or whenever she can come.

Reports that the garden 'is brilliant now, with crocuses of all colours, daffodils, glory of the snow...', and claims that she likes so much to think that Nora worked at the memoir, 'besides European Polity [The Development of European Polity by Henry Sidgwick, published posthumously in 1904]' in her [Ewart's] hut. Reports that Mr Furse's paintings at the Burlington Fine Art Club 'are most admirable....'

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