Item 154 - Letter from W.H. Thompson to Henry Sidgwick

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ADD.MS.c/95/154

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Letter from W.H. Thompson to Henry Sidgwick

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  • 1 Jun 1875 (Creation)

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(1810–1886)

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Declares that he should be very sorry to throw any obstacle in the way of enquiries 'into the curious phenomena of "Spiritualism"' and predicts that if Sidgwick can prove that there is a scientific truth at the bottom of them, he will have made 'a highly interesting discovery.' Refers to an enclosed letter [not included], which shows 'how great a solidarité there is between resident members of one and the same College. Declares that it would be a pleasure to him if the scene of Sidgwick's experiments could be 'removed to some home in the town occupied by somebody interested in the investigations', and if they were to be presided over by a lady, 'so much the more satisfactory to Mr. G.'

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