Edwards, Mr (dates unknown)

This person approached Southey in December 1819, asking him for a favour, which Southey declined to perform. He might have been Charles Edwards (dates unknown, though possibly a Cambridge solicitor of this name), author of Hofer, and Other Poems (1820), which quoted from Southey’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal (1797) at p. 74. If so, he could have asked Southey for a contribution to the volume. Edwards's book was published by Longmans, who also published Southey’s work, and the subject might have appealed to Southey, who was an admirer of the Tyrolese patriot, Andreas Hofer (1767–1810).