2380. Robert Southey to William Gifford, 18 February 1814 

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

2380. Robert Southey to William Gifford, 18 February 1814 ⁠* 

Keswick. Feby. 18. 1814.

My dear Sir

I send you an account of the Nicobars [1]  to which I have brought all the knowledge I could find.

I take the liberty of inclosing a packet for Grosvenor Bedford, that the same potential direction may carry it free. [2]  – The snow has left us, & winter tho it has seldom been so rigorous, was never more beautiful than it is among these mountains at this time.

Believe me my dear Sir

Yrs very truly

Robert Southey.


* Address: To/ Wm Gifford Esqre
MS: Beinecke Library, Osborn MSS File ‘S’, Folder 14124
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Johann Gottfried Haensel (1749–1814), Letters on the Nicobar Islands (1812), reviewed by Southey in Quarterly Review, 11 (April 1814), 57–72. BACK

[2] The inclosure was Southey to Charles Grosvenor Bedford, 18 February 1814, Letter 2379. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2013