Item 159 - Letter from W.H. Thompson to Henry Sidgwick

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Letter from W.H. Thompson to Henry Sidgwick


  • 1 Mar 1881 (Creation)

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Comments that Sidgwick's letter seem to him 'to meet the case very well', but suggests that one epithet at the end 'is perhaps a trifle too aggressive though perfectly just.' Recommends alternative adjectives to be used in place of those used by Sidgwick. Remarks that 'to check Furnivall is a feat hitherto unperformed, probably impossible', but that the threat of a general withdrawal may stop him for a time.

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