91. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 16 August
Monday, Aug 16th 1802
It will be a satisfaction to know that the parcell came to hand on Saturday. I have a Letter from Troston this morning and one from the Lady who sent for you to the Inn, and who gave me a
meeting with Woodhouse, Miss Johnson.  It is to request me to dine with her tomorrow at the White
Horse in Fetter Lane. A Mr Alexander of Woodbridge calld on me sometime ago, and I commissioned him to send me Loder's History of
Framlingham,  I go now for it to Johnson's, St Paul's Church yard and to post this scrap to
you with all Affection to Self and Wife and Bearns.—
* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 106 BACK
 The poet James Woodhouse (bap.
1735-1820), had been a shoemaker before managing the rural estate of Elizabeth Montagu, of whose insensitive patronage he
complained. Latterly a London bookseller. Miss Johnson clearly enjoyed meeting labouring-class poets: see Letter 75 for the
anecdote she told Bloomfield about breakfasting with Burns. BACK
 The History of Framlingham, in the County of Suffolk, including...
Notices of the Masters and Fellows of Pembroke-Hall in Cambridge... begun by... R. Hawes. [Edited] with... additions and
notes by R. Loder (Woodbridge, 1798). Bloomfield intended to buy the book from the shop of Joseph Johnson, the
veteran radical bookseller and publisher. BACK