3308. Robert Southey to [John Morrison], 3 June 1819

3308. Robert Southey to [John Morrison], 3 June 1819 ⁠* 

Keswick. 3 June 1819.


The Annuities [1]  shall be duly discharged. I have paid £1–5–3 for repairing the roof, & rebuilding a chimney shaken by the storms in January; & also the sum of £2.17.3. for a new pump, the old one being so rotten as to be no longer serviceable. The residue, amounting to £3.7.6 shall be sent by the Carrier, if no better opportunity of conveying it should occur.

I am Sir

Yr obt. servant

Robert Southey.


* MS: Formerly in Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, current location unknown. ALS; 1p. (c).
Note on correspondent: Identified by content, which relates to Southey’s tenancy of Greta Hall. BACK

[1] Annuities from William Jackson’s will, charged on Greta Hall and the surrounding land; probably those to Hartley Coleridge and Mrs Wilson. See Southey to Edith Southey, [19 May 1820], Letter 3484. BACK

Places mentioned

Keswick (mentioned 1 time)