Letter 18: 3 October 1805

Letter 18: 3 October 1805 [1]

  • Physical form: One leaf, 18.2 x 22.7 cm; text on recto only
  • Cover: None
  • PM: none
  • WM: 1804 [no manufacturer’s name]
  • SM: Misc MS 4359

My dear Miss Rickards,

The Summer is gone the Autumn is wearing fast away, will you not come & see me while going abroad is yet pleasant? If agreeable to Mrs Rickards & yourself & Miss Harrop we shall be happy to see you all on Tuesday next Oct the 8th. It will be full moon if you return, but I have a bed at Mrs Rickards service, & hope she will not confine her visit to one day & at any rate I hope you will not. Let me know in your answer if Mr & Mrs Ward [2] are at home The maid waits for the letter so Adieu

Yours affly

AL Barbauld


[1] Year established by reference to a perpetual calendar. October 8 (see below) was a Tuesday in 1805. BACK

[2] Hampstead friends of the Barbaulds. They took tea with the Barbaulds on 22 June 1802 (RB, Diary). BACK