Item 153 - Letter from Mary Sidgwick to Henry Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/101/153


Letter from Mary Sidgwick to Henry Sidgwick


  • 25 Sep 1861 (Creation)

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States that his last letter was quite a relief to her, as his previous one had been somewhat painful to receive, and she had not heard from him since. Declares that she feels much happier about him now, and assures him that she shall hold sacred whatever he tells her on the subject. States that she is still at Hillary Place, in Leeds, and fears that she shall not be within his reach before Term begins, as she had arranged to return into C[raven], and then make her way to London and on to Wellington College, where she shall be staying for a little while in November. Intends to take lodgings somewhere for the winter.

Thinks it would be best for Henry to go on with his present work until something that he really prefers and for which he feels fit for presents itself. Admonishes Henry for his silence, and declares what a pleasure the receipt of a letter is to those 'who look forward to a solitary life after one of anxious tho' delightful work for others during the last 28 years.' Announces that she is off to A[rnaliffe] the following day, and shall be there for about ten days, and then goes on to Stone Gappe. [Incomplete]

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