328. Anne Pye to the Royal Literary Fund, 14 November 1818*
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