3010. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 7 August [1817]

3010. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 7 August [1817]⁠* 

Dover. Thursday 7 Aug

My dear Harry

I shall be in Q Anne Street in a few hours after this letter. We landed between ten & eleven last night, safe & sound, after travelling about 3000 miles without the slightest accident or mishap of any kind. I found your letter at Brussels, – but it was too late to answer it – as I found after writing to J May. I have no news from home later than the 10th of June & am of course very anxious: – a letter no doubt has been lost.

God bless you



* Address: To/ Dr Southey/ Queen Anne Street/ Cavendish Square/ London/ CW Williams Wynn
Stamped: DOVER/ 77
Postmark: A/ 8 AU 8/ 1817
MS: Bodleian Library, Don. d. 3. ALS; 2p.
Dating note: This was written on Southey’s arrival in England after his continental tour of 1817. BACK

People mentioned

May, John (1775–1856) (mentioned 1 time)

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