3152. Robert Southey to Thomas Foster Barham, 16 June 1818
3152. Robert Southey to Thomas Foster Barham, 16 June 1818*
Keswick. 16 June 1818.
I am much obliged to you for the packet of music, which I yesterday received in a parcel from Messrs Longmans; – the piece however which you have done me the honour of dedicating to me was not there. 
I am sorry the state of your health should occasion any interruption to your pursuits. Sitatuated as you are in the most favourable part spot of this whole island with respect to climate, I sincerely hope you may soon experience its beneficial effects.
with sincere respect
yr obliged & faithful
* Address: To/ Thomas Foster Barham
Esqre/ Leskinnie House/ near/ Penzance/ Cornwall
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: Houghton Library, bMS Eng 265.1 (1). ALS; 2p.