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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
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401. Baldwin, Cradock & Joy to Mary Ann Bloomfield, fair copy with accounts on verso, 6 April 1825* 

April 6. 1825

Madam,

The inclosed account will show you that the advances we have made were not warranted by the sale, & that the demand has not been equal to our anticipations. When we come to a final settlement it will be necessary to make some charge on the score of interest.—The balance due to us up to Dec 31st is £228.15.11 and the books then on hand amount at the regular trade price to £488.7.8 but it is much to be doubted if the 'Mayday' and Hazelwood Hall will even realise their nominal value.

We have not made up the account of the 'Remains' because we must first communicate with Mr Weston in order to learn what part of the expences are already paid for. Will you have the kindness to send his address, that book too, is a failure, there not having been by any means a sufficient quantity sold to cover the expences.

We remain madam your obdt servants

Baldwin, Cradock & Joy.

1823                    
July 1st To balance due brought forward 369 18  5   July 1st On hand      
  Cost of 750 "Hazelwood Hall"  25         1000 Farmers Boy 2/6 125    
1824             1000 Rural Tales 2/6 125    
Jany 22 Do of 500 "Banks of Wye"  31  5       750 Wild Flowers 2/11 109  7  6
  A bank post bill  15         1000 Works (2 vols) 5/ 250    
  Our note at 4 months  35         1000 May Day (2d edition) 2/6 125    
  Do at 12 months 100         750 Hazelwood Hall 1/9  65 12  6
  Allowance of 2d per copy at sales on           500 Banks of Wye 2/6  62 10  
  92 'Maydays'           Balance due to      
  60 'Hazelwood Hall'           publishers 228 15 11
  110 'Farmers Boy'                  
  108 'Rural Tales'                  
  100 'Wild Flowers'                  
      3 18  4            
  Do at 2d per copy on                  
  147 'Works'                  
  100 'Wild Flowers'                  
      4  2  4            
                     
  Commision 5 per cent                  
  4.2.4 18 14  2            
  amount sold                  
                     
Jany 1st On hand (viz)                  
  456 "Farmers Boy" 2/6  57                
  420 "Rural Tales" 2/6  52 10              
  280 "Wild Flowers" 2/11  40 16  8            
  406 Works (2 vols) 5/ 101 10              
  1000 "Mayday" 2/6 125                
  642 "Hazelwood Hall" 1/9  56  3  6            
  443 "Banks Wye" 2/6  55  7  6            
                     
  1091    5 11            

* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 462 BACK

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