3501. Robert Southey to [James Heywood] Markland, 28 June 1820*
I return your Mysteries unopened, – not having had an hour which I could appropriate to their perusal. This would vex me, if I did not expect to have an opportunity very soon, of examining the whole series of the Club-publications. 
Thank you for the print. – Excuse this hasty note written with a trembling hand, after packing up for my departure from London, – & believe me
28 June. 1820.
* Address: To/ — Markland Esqre/
Garden Walk/ Temple
Endorsement: 28 June 1820/ R. Southey Esq./ On returning Chester Mysteries.
MS: Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service, Chester, D5154/78. ALS; 2p.
 Markland had edited the volume of the Chester Mysteries. De Deluvio Noe. De Occisione Innocentium published by the Roxburghe Club in 1818. The Roxburghe Club was founded in 1812 as a society of bibliophiles with a membership limited to 40. It issued handsomely produced books on a regular basis. BACK