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||Henry Sidgwick to Mrs Clough.
||9 Jan 1871
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Typewritten copy. Thanks her for her new year's wishes. Explains that since returning to Cambridge he has been making arrangements for the 'Lectures for Ladies'. Remarks on his discovery of the fact that it is much more easy to offend women than men. Refers to an enclosed programme [not included], which, he claiMS, should demonstrate how they are extending their operations. States that they are now trying to arrange for the accommodation of girls 'who are gradually dropping in or proposing to drop in from other places.' Refers to her tour, and reports that in September he came to England instead of going back from Switzerland to Germany. In relation to the Franco-Prussian war declares that his sympathies are thoroughly French, but states that he cannot join in the attacks on the Germans. ClaiMS to feel profoundly disappointed in Germany, which he had regarded as a nation advanced in morality. States that it is the liberals with whom he is most indignant, and that the German Tories 'know no better'. Asserts that the former 'swallowed their constitutional principles in 1866...but they have now eaten their international principles too....' Hopes to see her in London, and expresses regret about 'Miss Clough's school'. Asks to be remembered to her, and to Mr and Mrs Smith. MS note by NS: 'This letter did not reach us till the biography was printed off'.
|Clough, Anne Jemima (1820-1892) Principal of Newnham|
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