Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013

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126

Autograph Letter signed to Major-General Peachy, 3pp., sm

Sold for £300

Est: £400–600

Southey

(Robert, poet and reviewer, 1774-1843) Autograph Letter signed to Major-General Peachy, 3pp., sm. 4to, Keswick, 26th April 1819, reporting on family sickness, "For the last six weeks I have had a sick house…", and the effect of illness on his new born child, "the infant was seizd with a spasmodic cough, - which made the Mother forget her own ailment", mentioning his brother and mentioning Coleridge's son, Hartley Coleridge, "You will be glad to hear that Hartley Coleridge has gained a fellowship at Oriel [from which he was later expelled for "sottishness, a
love of low company and a general inattention to college rules"], mentioning a work on Brazil, and a meeting with the American publisher, Ticknor [who also called on Wordsworth], the health of Sir Walter Scott, "He [Ticknor] came down from Walter Scotts, when he left suffering under one of his dreadful attacks of cramp in the stomach. I heard from Scott shortly afterwards, - he was then recovering, but still felt the effect of the paroxysms in every muscle… his constitution is broken & he knows it", on an album stub, torn where opened, stained, folds, slightly browned.

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