3466. Robert Southey to Robert Harry Inglis, 15 April 1820

3466. Robert Southey to Robert Harry Inglis, 15 April 1820⁠* 

Keswick. 15 April. 1820

My dear Sir

It gives me pleasure to accept your friendly invitation for this day three weeks, Saturday 6th of May. I leave home on Monday next, & am therefore just now in all the business & discomfort of preparing for a speedy departure, & an absence of ten or twelve weeks.

Present my remembrances to Mrs Inglis, & your adopted family, [1]  & believe me

My dear Sir

with great esteem

yr obliged & obedient

Robert Southey.


* Address: To/ Robert Harry Inglis Esqre/ Battersea Rise/ Clapham/ Surrey
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmarks: E/ 13 AU 13/ 1820; 10 o’Clock/ AP 18/ 1820 F.Nn
Endorsement: Robert Southey/ 15 April 1820
Seal: red wax, design illegible
MS: BANC MSS 71/196 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. ALS; 2p. (c).
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Mary Inglis, née Biscoe (1787–1872). Inglis and his wife were guardians of the nine orphaned children of the banker, evangelical and philanthropist Henry Thornton (1760–1815; DNB) and his wife, Marianne Sykes (1765–1815). BACK

Places mentioned

Keswick (mentioned 1 time)