3488. Robert Southey to [Wade Browne] [fragment], [29 May 1820]
3488. Robert Southey to [Wade Browne] [fragment], [29 May 1820]*
Before I leave London, (to which place I return tomorrow) I shall be able to obtain letters for Wade,  both to Ld Strangford,  & to Mr. B. Frere, who will act as Ambassador till Ld S.s arrival at Constantinople, & as Secretary of Legation afterwards
[MS missing] introduce Mr Tilbrooke, fellow of Peter-House, – [MS missing] a friend of mine, & as a patient angler, – who remembers it as one of the remarkable events of his piscatory life, having tasted the great pike which you caught in Derwentwater, & whom perhaps you may be able to befriend in his [MS missing] amusement.
Excuse the haste in which I write, & believe me, with the kindest remembrances to all your family
My Dear Sir
Your obliged friend
* MS: Beinecke Library, GEN
MSS 298, Series I, Box 1, folder 49. ALS; 3p.
Note on MS: The MS comprises two fragments; these are detached from one another, but the content suggests that they are from the same letter.
Note on correspondent: Identified by the contents, which clearly refer to Browne and his family.
Dating note: Dating from Southey’s accounts of his movements on his visit to London and Cambridge in 1820. BACK
 Wade Browne’s son, Wade Browne (1796–1851), who was travelling in Europe and the Near East. BACK