1960. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 30 September 1811

1960. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 30 September 1811 ⁠* 

Sept 30. 1811.

Dear Grosvenor

If my books have not found their way to Turners I can now tell you his number is 32. which I did not know till last night.

This letter to Blanco will I hope set him to work upon something profitable both for himself & the public. [1]  – The little pamphlett which he sent me will bring forth good points for Giffard, – I will furnish him with an article upon the Inquisition which will certainly be one of the most curious & most amusing that has yet appeared in the Review. [2] 

God bless you



* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr./ [in another hand] Exchequer/ J. C. Herries
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 24. ALS; 2p.
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[1] This letter does not seem to have survived. BACK

[2] The History of the Inquisitions; including the Secret Transactions of those Horrific Tribunals (1810); Letter upon the Mischievous Influence of the Spanish Inquisition as it actually exists in the Provinces under the Spanish Government. Translated from El Español, a periodical Spanish Journal published in London (1811); Narrativa da Perseguição de Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa Pereira Furtado de Mendonça, Natural da Colonia do Sacramento, no Rio-da-Prata, prezo e Processado em Lisboa pelo pretenso Crime de Fra-Maçon, ou Pedreiro Livre (1811), Quarterly Review, 6 (December 1811), 313–357. As Blanco White was the editor of El Español, the pamphlet he had sent Southey was probably the Letter. BACK