3334. Robert Southey to John Rickman, [c. 22 July 1819] *
My dear R.
I am at your call, & shall have cleared off what I have in hand in time to meet you on the 10th,  – if your summons be for that day. Edinburgh I have seen, & therefore have no wish to make any tarriance there, – Scott, whose company alone would make it desirable to tarry, not being there. There is one person however whom I must show you if we can find him, – Hogg the Ettrick Shepherd. 
* Address: [partial] o/
John Rickman Esqre/ St Stephens Court/ New Palace Yard/ Westminster
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: FREE/ 22 JY 22/ 1819
Endorsements: Fr/ RS. Augt. 1819/ Will be in Scotland; 6: Augt. 1819
MS: Huntington Library, RS 374. ALS; 2p.
 Southey and Rickman were arranging a tour of Scotland, which lasted from 17 August until 1 October 1819. For Southey’s record of events, see Journal of a Tour in Scotland in 1819, ed. Charles Harold Herford (1929). BACK