3488. Robert Southey to [Wade Browne] [fragment], [29 May 1820]*
Before I leave London, (to which place I return tomorrow) I shall be able to obtain letters for Wade,  both to Ld Strangford,  & to Mr. B. Frere, who will act as Ambassador till Ld S.s arrival at Constantinople, & as Secretary of Legation afterwards
[MS missing] introduce Mr Tilbrooke, fellow of Peter-House, – [MS missing] a friend of mine, & as a patient angler, – who remembers it as one of the remarkable events of his piscatory life, having tasted the great pike which you caught in Derwentwater, & whom perhaps you may be able to befriend in his [MS missing] amusement.
Excuse the haste in which I write, & believe me, with the kindest remembrances to all your family
My Dear Sir
Your obliged friend
* MS: Beinecke Library, GEN
MSS 298, Series I, Box 1, folder 49. ALS; 3p.
Note on MS: The MS comprises two fragments; these are detached from one another, but the content suggests that they are from the same letter.
Note on correspondent: Identified by the contents, which clearly refer to Browne and his family.
Dating note: Dating from Southey’s accounts of his movements on his visit to London and Cambridge in 1820. BACK