Sir Richard Steele

Rae Blanchard (ed.), The Correspondence of Richard Steele

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pg 5150. Steele to Henry Newman1

MS.: Bodleian Library, Rawl. MSS. C. 743. 18.—Aitken, Life, i. 328, note.

 Sepbr 28th, 1711

Dear Sr

Be pleased to underwrite the names of the Boys and the places to Inquire for them.

  • Yr Humble Servt       
  • Richd Steele     

. . . Newman2

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Editor’s Note
1 Henry Newman was for many years secretary to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (See The Minutes of the Society . . . 1698–1704, ed. E. McClure, 1888, and An Account of the Origins and Designs of the Society, 1732); and the papers in the volume of manuscripts containing the letter above, apparently collected by Newman, are related to the affairs of the society. There is no clue to the meaning of Steele's note. Several of the letters in the volume are addressed to Newman at the Middle Temple. For further light on the acquaintance of Steele and Newman, see Nos. 89, 90.
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2 Manuscript torn.
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