MAGDALEN college collection
Letters from Sydney Smith to Nassau William Senior
Correspondence with Nassau William Senior – 13 autograph letters, sent from Combe Florey and London, 17 August 1837 – 13 September 1843, letters which had been presented to Alan Bell on his retirement from the London Library. Sydney was introduced by Senior to the Political Economy Club and became a member in 1841. His membership lasted one year only. In a letter of 1842 he writes: ‘I cannot resign my seat at the Polit. Econ. without thanking you for your kindness in introducing me to it. But I came in too late to learn my lesson – and to understand the 9 sorts of value – moreover I am getting old blind deaf Stupid and Sulky.’ This collection of letters was bought by Magdalen College Library, Oxford, which has a special interest in Nassau Senior.
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