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Correspondence of William and Mary Sidgwick, 1829-1873

MS. Benson 3/1-2
Held at the Weston Library

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(3/1, fols. 1-48) letters from William Sidgwick (Mrs. E.W. Benson's father) to his mother, Mary, and Mary Crofts (later his wife), 1829-38, with (fols 11-12) a letter from his cousin James, 1830. Subjects include:

  1. (fols. 3-14) his travels with James to Paris, Torino, Genoa, Rome, Naples, Venice, Berne, the Black Forest and Rotterdam
  2. (fols. 5-48) his early career as curate of Rampside and master of Skipton School, his courtship of Mary Crofts, and his illness

(3/2, fols. 49-117) correspondence of Mary Sidgwick (Mrs. E.W. Benson's mother), including:

  1. (fols. 83-5, 102-4, 107-8) correspondence with her children Henry and Mary
  2. (fols. 58-82, 88-92) a series of detailed travel letters from Edward White Benson, describing his visits to Paris, Rome, Metz, Luxembourg, Trier and Cologne


  • Creation: 1829-1873


117 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Benson 3/1-2

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom