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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
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350. Robert Baldwin to Robert Bloomfield, 5 April 1821* 

Dear Sir

Annexed you will find the particulars of the late printing accounts of your three separate volumes, and new edition of the Collected Works in two volumes; and on the following leaf a statement of your general account. This you will find very favourable and holding out a good prospect of future relief. The balance at present due to you is more than absorbed by your share of printing the new edition of the works, but as these new editions go off you will see that they will afford considerable resources. We hope to get the press and designs for the new volume done to your satisfaction. They will not be entrusted to Greig but to a person who we trust is fully competent. We cannot go to press of course until these are ready. In the meantime, if you propose to adopt any of the suggestions offered by me in the copy first put in my hands, you must either return that copy, or say what they are—

I remain dear Sir, very sincerely yours

Robert Baldwin

London, April 5 1821

Address: Mr Robert Bloomfield / Shefford / Beds

Mr. Robert Bloomfield in acct with Baldwin, Cradock & Joy

1820 Rural Tales. New Editn No. 2000
Davison's Bill for Printing 28 6 0
Paper 22 Reems of fine Copy 31/6 34 13 0
Advertizing & incidents 12 1 0
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2000 at 9d 75

Mr Bloomfield half— 1000 £37.10.0

Wild Flowers—New Editn No. 1500

Davison's Bill for printing 29 0 6
18 Reams fine copy at 31/6 28 7 0
3 —— scap for plates 4 10 0
Advertizing & incidents 13 2 6
—–– –––––
At 1/ £ 75

Mr Bloomfield half 750 £37.10.0

Farmer's Boy No 2000

Printers Bill 33 6 0
26 Reams sheet & half scap at 31/6 40 19 0
Advertizing & incidents 17 8 4
—–– ––––
At 11d £ 91 13 4

Mr Bloomfield No 1000 £45.16.8

1821

Jany—Works 2 vols 18vo stereotyped No 2000

Printers Bill 22 16 0
48 Reams fine copy at 30/ 72 0 0
Repairing Portrait, Paper & print of ditto 5 10 0
Advertizing & incidents 24 14 0
——–– ––––
At 1/3 £ 125

Mr. Bloomfield half, 1000 £62.10.0

1818 Bal. of acct. last stated 80 10 1818
Jany 3 sets of Works 17/6 F Boy 17/6 R Tales 17/ 2 11 Jany 1. By 1000 Works 2 vols 5/ 250 0 0
6 Wild Flowers 19/6-6 Banks of Wye 1/1/- 2 6 660 Farmers Boy 2/6 82 10 0
July To our note at 6 months 50 654 Rural Tales 2/6 81 15 0

1819 28 2 F Boy 5/8- 2 R Tales 5/8 2 Banks of Wye 7/ - 18 4 420 Wild Flowers 2/11 61 5 0
2 Wild Flowers vols 6/6 - 1 Do. calf 6/8 - 13 2
Aug-27 2 Banks of Wye vols 7 6

1820

May 6 Our Note at 3 Mo 60 - -
Oct-30 Three notes at 3, 4, & 5 Mo 90 - -
Papers and print of 1000 Rural Tales 37 10 -
………………… 750 Wild Flowers 37 10 -
………………... 1000 Farmers Boy 45 16 8

Allowance as sales 6d. P copy on 357 works 8 18 6
Farmers Boy 2d. 311 45 16 8
Rural Tales 2d. 329 2 14 10
Wild Flowers 3 14 1 15 -
Sale & expenses 3 percent on £173.1.0 5 6 10
Commision 5 precent on the whole amount sold
475.10.0 23 15 6
Allowed to agents in ireland & Scotland 2 8 0
Bal due to Mr Bloomfield & carrd on 20 2 4
—– –– ––
475 10 0 475 10 0

1821 1821 By bal brt on 20 2 4
Jany To Paper & Print of 1000 Works 62 10 - Jany 1000 Farmers Boy new
Edit on hand 2/6 125 0 0
1000 Rural Tales Do. 2/6 125 0 0
750 Wild Flowers 2/11 109 7 6
1000 Works 5/ 250 0 0

* BL Add MS 28268, ff. 413–14 BACK

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