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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 4: 1810-1815

1945. Robert Southey to John Theodor Koster, 23 August 1811 ⁠* 

Teddesley Park. Aug. 23. 1811.

My dear Sir

Thus far Mrs Southey & I have advanced on our homeward journey, after a circuit of six hundred miles. We go from hence tomorrow into Montgomeryshire, – & if it be convenient to you to receive us we shall have great pleasure in passing a couple of days with you the latter end of next week. Let me know this by a line under cover to CWWilliams Wynn, Llangedwin, Oswestry. Tomorrow night we expect to reach his house & purpose leaving it for Liverpool on Wednesday or Thursday next.

I have been nearly eleven weeks from home, & am heartily weary of travelling & still more so of idleness. My journey has not however been useless, for I have succeeded in getting my brother made Commander, at last. [1]  – Remember us to Mrs Koster & your daughters, [2]  & believe me my dear Sir

Yours very truly

Robert Southey

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When you write, have the goodness to mention your direction, – which I do not remember distinctly enough for use, when we shall land on the North side of the Mersey. [3] 


Notes

* Watermark: BUDGEN
MS: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, Robert Southey Papers A.S727
Unpublished. BACK

[1] See also Southey to Herbert Hill, 12 May 1811 (Letter 1921), and Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 August [1811] (Letter 1943). BACK

[2] Susanna Maria Koster (d. 1842). She had six daughters: Harriet (born 1780); Charlotte (born 1783); Juliana (born 1788); Maria Susanna (born 1790); Lucretia (born 1795); Eliza (born 1799). BACK

[3] The Kosters lived at Birkenhead Priory. BACK

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