2600. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 20 May 1815
2600. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 20 May 1815 *
Send Wm  with the inclosed, which is on your business.  I have written to Wynn for Lady Carysforts  vote, & to Dr Bell for Mr Pike Watts:  you will take care of the Bishop  yourself, – however as these men like to have a favour asked by as many persons as possible when they mean to grant it, I put him & Sir T. Bernard  under the Drs care. Mr Christian in the Strand,  poor Mrs Wilson here will bespeak for you. I have written to Lord Calthorpe,  to the Bp of Chester  & Wilberforce & shall trouble old Lord Sunderlin & Sir T Ackland. Kindersley  is Mrs Martins cousin,  – I will give her a letter, & then I shall have done my possible. Courtenay & his mother  are on the list, Bedford will speak there for you.
Madoc  is going to press again, & Roderick  travels so fast that they begin to print a third edition forthwith. The second was 1500 copies, of which 527 only are left. If this fair weather were to continue a little while it would bring me int into deep water. They print 2000 of the third.
Atra Nox  can get Col Drinkwater  for you, if it be the right Bibber of the pure element.
20 May 1815.
* Address: To/ Dr Southey/ Queen Anne Street/ Cavendish Square/
Stamped: [partial] WOR/ Unpaid/ Charing Cross
Postmark: 10 o’Clock/ 24 MY/ 1815 FNn
MS: Bodleian Library, Don. d. 3. ALS; 2p.
 Henry Herbert Southey was standing for election to the post of Senior Physician at the Middlesex Hospital. BACK
 Elizabeth Grenville (1756–1842), Wynn’s aunt and sister of Lord Grenville. She was married to John Joshua Proby, 1st Earl of Carysfort, Irish politician and writer, who had taken some interest in Southey’s early work. BACK
 Henry Curwen Christian (1780–1846), a London merchant from an old Cumberland family. His grandfather, Thomas Christian (1696/7–1770), had been Vicar at Crosthwaite, Keswick. BACK
 George Law (1761–1845; DNB), Bishop of Chester 1812–1824, Bishop of Bath and Wells 1824–1845. BACK
 Frances Julia Martin (1776–1854), the wife of Thomas Martin (1769–1850), Liverpool merchant and Secretary to the Royal Liverpool Institution. Kindersley was her first cousin. BACK
 Lady Elizabeth Howard (d. 1815), daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham (1714–1763). BACK
 John William Knox (1784–1862), an usher at Westminster School 1806–1821, clergyman and Latin scholar. BACK