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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
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328. Anne Pye to the Royal Literary Fund, 14 November 1818* 

(Extract)

£40 granted

14th November 1818

Robert Bloomfield the Author of the farmers Boy &c— is now in circumstances of the greatest embarrassment, having lost the sight of one eye, & the other is at times so much affected, that he can neither see to read nor write, from which most unfortunate event he is rendered totally unable to support himself & family,—any donation from the Literary Fund, would therefore be well bestowd on Robert Bloomfield, & greatefully received by him, who is a most worthy object of compassion.

Address: Mr Robert Bloomfield Shefford near Biggleswade Bedfordshire

* BL Loan 96 (Royal Literary Fund) Microfilm 1077/10 RLF File 382. Anne Pye recommends Bloomfield to the Royal Literary Fund on the basis of a forwarded letter from Mrs Palmer BACK

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