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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt

409. Baldwin, Cradock & Joy to Hannah Bloomfield, original letter, with statement of accounts, and cover page, 8 March 1826* 

Paternoster Row

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
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[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
11 Universities
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1825 132
April 16th 1393 on hand
475 sold in sheets at 7/10 186 10 0
Commission 10 per cent  18 13 0
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167 17 0

* BL Add. MS 28268, ff. 463–65 BACK

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