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Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to Robert Southey, 1809 July 16.

Author: Walter Scott; Robert Southey
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Sir Walter Scott correspondence (MA 431) item 4
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Discussing his application to Lord Lionsdale and advising him on acquaintances who might help further his cause; mentioning mutual acquaintances; saying he is surprised Southey has "never tried the Drama" and noting that if he should ever write a play he should produce it in Edinburgh and not at one of "those immense London stages fit only for pantomime and raree show."
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scott; Robert Southey
OCLC Number: 752199115
Notes: Address panel with postmarks and seal, and addressed to "Robert Southey Esq / Keswick / Cumberland."
Part of a large collection of Sir Walter Scott correspondence; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (3 pages, with address) ; 24.8 cm

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Discussing his application to Lord Lionsdale and advising him on acquaintances who might help further his cause; mentioning mutual acquaintances; saying he is surprised Southey has "never tried the Drama" and noting that if he should ever write a play he should produce it in Edinburgh and not at one of "those immense London stages fit only for pantomime and raree show."

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