1440. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, [3 April 1808]

1440. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, [3 April 1808] ⁠* 

Taunton , Sunday

My dear Tom

Here I arrived last night. Tomorrow the assizes begin & I have good chance of seeing Poole. I write to him however to say that I shall walk over to Stowey on Tuesday. Wednesday I walk back – at least this is my present arrangement, for I do not see how else to arrange about my luggage satisfactorily, or how to get a dismal bundle of dirty linen washed. Thursday I depart for Bristol & will take a coach to Danvers’s. He will I dare say have provided a bed for me somewhere in his neighbourhood. He will engage me as he pleases for the three days of my stay, - & you will I hope be well able, as well as ready, to start for Birmingham by Sundays Mail.

God bless you



* Address: To/ Lieutenant Southey/ with Charles Danvers Esqr/ Bristol / Single
Stamped: [partial] TAUNTO/ 18
MS: British Library, Add MS 30927. ALS; 2p.
Dating note: Dating from internal evidence, Southey arrived in Taunton on 2 April 1808. BACK

People mentioned

Poole, Thomas (1766–1837) (mentioned 1 time)

Places mentioned

Stowey (mentioned 1 time)