3503. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 2 July 1820

3503. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 2 July 1820⁠* 

Keswick 2 July. 1820

My dear Grosvenor

Here I am once more safe, & sound, at my desk & by my own fireside. I found all well, God be thanked: the children perfectly recovered, & Cuthbert much grown, much improved & walking about. A few minutes seemed to bring me to his recollection, & he comes already to see the pictures & hear the language of all the beasts with as much delight as he used to do.

We were fortunate in our journey, tho it began with such likelihood of extreme heat. A thunder shower at midnight compleatly changed the temperature. But the previous heat had overcome my Aunt, & instead of finding her at Birmingham I received a letter telling me she was unable to proceed from Bristol. I hope she has taken courage with the cool weather.

Tell Miss Page that Edith is much obliged to her, & much gratified by being thus kindly remembered. Your godsons hat is on its way in the waggon. I have more letters to write so God bless you

in haste



* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqre/ Exchequer/ Westminster
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: [partial] JY 5/ 1820
Endorsement: 2 July1820
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. d. 47. ALS; 2p.
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People mentioned

Southey, Mary (1750–1838) (mentioned 1 time)
Bedford family (mentioned 1 time)
Fricker, Edith (1774–1837) (mentioned 1 time)

Places mentioned

Keswick (mentioned 1 time)