3250. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 24 February 1819

3250. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 24 February 1819 ⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

You have your wish. Edith is safe in bed with a boy, [1]  – I write to Wynn asking him to stand with you in the same relation to this child that you both did to his brother

God bless you

RS.

Wedn. 24 Feby. 1819.


Notes

* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqre/ Exchequer/ Westminster
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 27 FE 27/ 1819
Endorsements: 24 Febry. 1819/ Birth of a Son xxxxxx; 24 Febry 1819
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. d. 47. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Charles Cuthbert Southey was born on 24 February 1819. Southey asked Bedford and Wynn to be his godfathers, a role they had filled for Herbert Southey. BACK

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