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Sidgwick's publication Principles of political economy, photocopies oforiginal proof drafts, with typewritten information about the photocopies.

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Henry Sidgwick 1838-1900

Sidgwick was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was afellow and assistant-tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1859. He became alecturer in moral philosophy in 1869. Sidgwick advocated abolition ofreligious tests; he resigned fellowship, 1869, on conscientious grounds. In1875 he was appointed to the 'praelectorship on moral and politicalphilosophy' at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1875. Sidgwick was Knightsbridgeprofessor, 1883-1900; honorary fellow of his college, 1881, and againordinary fellow, 1885. He subscribed to and supported, scheme for providing asystem of lectures for girls at Cambridge, which was carried out by openingof Newnham Hall, 1876. Married, 1876, Eleanor Mildred, sister of A. J.Balfour (Mrs Sidgwick became vice-president of North Hall (added to Newnham,1880) and president of Newnham on death of Anne Jemima Clough, 1892).Sidgwick successfully advocated admission of women to university andexaminations, 1881. He was a member of general board of studies of CambridgeUniversity, 1882-1899, and was on the council of the Senate, 1890-1898. Hewas president of the Society for Psychical Research, 1882-1885 and 1888-1893.

His publications include:

  • Ethics of Conformity and Subscription (1871)
  • Methods of Ethics (1874)
  • Principles of Political Economy (1883)
  • Scope and Method of Economic Science (1885)
  • Outlines of History of Ethics (1886)
  • Elements of Politics (1891)


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