Part Four, covering the period 1810-1815, was a crucial one for Southey’s career and reputation. It has, however, never before been fully documented or fully understood. By 1810 he was established in Keswick...
409. Baldwin, Cradock & Joy to Hannah Bloomfield, original letter, with statement of accounts, and cover page, 8 March 1826*
March 8 1826
The manuscript is quite safe in our hands, but shall be despatched this day to No. 12 Providence Row as you direct.
We still think that the present season would be by no means favourable for its publication; but should Mr Weston and Mrs Bloomfield think otherwise, we beg that we may not be considered as standing in the way of your negotiating the matter with some other house as we are very little inclined to embark capital in uncertain adventures just now.
We inclose the statement of account which leaves us still creditors, owing principally to the unfavourable sale of the 'Remains'; and some additions must very shortly be made to the balance by the expenses of new editions of the Rural Tales and Wild Flowers which are at press, all having been accounted for as sold, as you will see by the account.
We remain Madam your obed. & faithful serv.
Baldwin Cradock and Joy.
Address: Miss Bloomfield, / 41 North Bank, / Regents Park
Statement of Expenses & Sale of Bloomfields Remains
|To Davison's Bill for Printing||137||5||6|
|113 Reams fine scap at 24/6||138||8||6|
|Expended in advertising||25||12||–|
|Boarding 132 copies at 10s||5||10||–|
|[in another hand] dear or Over-charg'd?||£306||16|
|July 21.||100 copies del'd to Mr Weston|
|Aug 4||1 do|
|12||6 do to Mr Goulding—these should be enquired after|
|3 do to Miss Bloomfield|
|Sept 23||9 Remains|
|2 Miss Bloomfield|
|April 16th||1393 on hand|
|475 sold in sheets at 7/10||186||10||0|
|Commission 10 per cent||18||13||0|