2996. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 11 May 1817

2996. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 11 May 1817⁠* 

Calais. Sunday morning.11 May 1817

My dear Harry

Here we are after a slow but easy passage of 14 hours, – having lain all night off the mouth of the harbour. Give Bedford a line to notify my safe arrival, it will save him postage & save me time.

Let me find a letter at the Post Office Geneva, – before we arrive there I think you will have news to tell me, which I shall be anxious to learn. [1]  Direct there if it happens before this day month, – if later to Brussels.

Love to Louisa & Mrs Gonne

God bless you



* Address: To/ Dr Southey/ 15 Queen Anne Street/ Cavendish Square/ London
Stamped: F 61 P
Postmark: FPO/ MY 13/ 1817
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Don. d. 4. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] The birth of Henry Herbert Southey’s first son, Robert Southey, on 1 June 1817. BACK

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