2782. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 6 May 1816

2782. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 6 May 1816 ⁠* 

Keswick. 6 May. 1816

My dear Rickman

This note will introduce to you Mr Koster, formerly of Lisbon & afterwards of Liverpool, – & father of the Brazilian traveller who was my companion in Flanders. When first we became acquainted he was about the my present age, & his son Henry a boy scarcely-breeched. His house in Portugal was the resort of all strangers who had any knowledge of art, science or literature.

Yrs most truly

Robert Southey.


* Endorsement: 6 May 1816
MS: Huntington Library, RS 280. ALS; 2p.
Note on MS: this letter of introduction was enclosed in Southey to John Rickman, 6 May [1816], Letter 2781. BACK

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