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Autograph letter signed : Ashestiel [near Melrose], to George Ellis, [1809] Sept. 14.

Author: Walter Scott; George Ellis
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of letters from Sir Walter Scott to various recipients (MA 426) item 55
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Hoping that Ellis's "kind endeavours in favour of Southey may succeed;" referencing the possibility of Southey being appointed historiographer; discussing the War of the Fifth Coalition; noting that he did not review her work (her Tales of Fashionable Life, published 1809), saying "it falls below my opinion of that lady's merits." Discussing specific articles [intended for the Quarterly Review]; mentioning a trip to  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Southey; Maria Edgeworth; Maria Edgeworth; Robert Southey
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scott; George Ellis
OCLC Number: 743913728
Notes: Labeled "No. 60" on p. 1, possibly in J.G. Lockhart's hand. In another hand, "60" has been canceled and "50" supplied in its place with a note concerning dating.
Address panel with postmarks and evidence of a seal and addressed to Ellis in London.
Year of writing from postmark and from note on p. 1.
Part of a collection of letters from Sir Walter Scott to various recipients. Items in this collection have been described individually in separate catalog records; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (3 pages, with address) ; 24.7 cm

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Hoping that Ellis's "kind endeavours in favour of Southey may succeed;" referencing the possibility of Southey being appointed historiographer; discussing the War of the Fifth Coalition; noting that he did not review her work (her Tales of Fashionable Life, published 1809), saying "it falls below my opinion of that lady's merits." Discussing specific articles [intended for the Quarterly Review]; mentioning a trip to the Highlands and mutual acquaintances.

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