3341. Robert Southey to William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale, 2 August 1819

3341. Robert Southey to William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale, 2 August 1819⁠* 

August 2. 1819.

My Lord

A long standing engagement takes me into Scotland next week, to visit the Caledonian Canal, with Mr Telford & Mr Rickman. [1]  Both my companions being men of business, my absence will not be long, – & it will give me great pleasure to obey your Lordships summons should I return in time.

I am My Lord

with great respect

yr Lordships obliged & obedient Servt

Robert Southey.


Notes

* MS: Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle, DLons/L1/2/60a. ALS; 1p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Southey’s tour of Scotland lasted from 17 August until 1 October 1819. For his record of events, see Journal of a Tour in Scotland in 1819, ed. Charles Harold Herford (1929). BACK

People mentioned

Telford, Thomas (1757–1834) (mentioned 1 time)
Rickman, John (1771–1840) (mentioned 1 time)

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