William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 5: The Later Years: Part II: 1829–1834 (Second Revised Edition)

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841. W. W. to JOHN MARSHALL1

  • Address: John Marshall Esqre MP, Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth. [readdressed to] Hallsteads, Penrith.
  • Stamp: Kendal Penny Post.
  • MS. Miriam Lutcher Stark Library, University of Texas. Hitherto unpublished.

[? early Sept. 1834]

My dear Sir,

You were kind enough yesterday to ask if I wanted Franks. It did not then strike me that I had occasion for one, but you will oblige me by forwarding the enclosed as directed. I hope you found your Family and all at Dovenby well.

  • I remain dr Sir faithfully    
  • yours                     
  • W. Wordsworth  

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Editor’s Note
1 Probably John Marshall jnr., who married Mary Dykes of Dovenby in Nov. 1828. This letter was written some time after that (and probably after the birth of his sons in 1832–3), and before his retirement from Parliament and illness in 1835.
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