3263. Robert Southey to George Ticknor, 11 March 1819 *
Keswick. March 11. 1819.
My dear Sir
I am at home, & shall be truly glad to see you, for as long a time as you can make it convenient to stay. It is not in my power to offer you a bed, as I should otherwise have done, – because owing to the recent birth  of a child I am myself quartered in the strangers room, – but the inn is within five minutes walk, & it will be give me great pleasure to offer you all other offices of hospitality.
* Address: To/ George Ticknor Esqre/ with Walter Scott Esqre/ Abbotsford/
Melrose –/ Scotland
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library, Ticknor 819211.1. (c). ALS; 2p.