2200. Robert Southey to John Murray, 8 January 1813

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

2200. Robert Southey to John Murray, 8 January 1813 ⁠* 

Dear Sir

You wish the second volume [1]  to rise in interest, & I think it will not disappoint you; – a glance at the MS. will show what pains I have taken with the Battle of Copenhagen, – for which & for Trafalgar also I have some original matter. [2] 

The next portion of copy will compleat the work – it will be ready as soon as it is wanted.

Believe me yours very truly

R Southey

Jany 8. 1813


* Address: To/ John Murray Esqr
Watermark: C WILMOTT/ 1807
Endorsement: 1813. Jany 8th/ Southey Rob
MS: National Library of Scotland, MS 42551. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] The second volume of Southey’s Life of Nelson (1813). BACK

[2] For Southey’s accounts of the battle of Copenhagen (1801) and Trafalgar (1805), see The Life of Nelson, 2 vols (London, 1813), 92–153; 232–271. BACK

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August 2013