William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 6: The Later Years: Part III: 1835–1839 (Second Revised Edition)

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877. W. W. to Mr B.1

  • MS. Private Collection. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Trin. Lodge
  • Wednesday Morn:
  • [? early Apr. 1835]

Mr Wordsworth is sorry that he did not recollect, yesterday, his having an engagement with Mr Worsley2 between twelve and one, this day—If Mr B. could join him there, i.e. at Downing Coll: all might go together to the Pictures.3 Or, could Mr B. call here a little before One?

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Editor’s Note
1 Unidentified: perhaps one of the Fellows of Trinity—or possibly William Boxall, the artist.
Editor’s Note
2 The Revd. Thomas Worsley (1797–1885) had graduated at Trinity but transferred to Downing College, where he was Fellow and Tutor (1824–36), and then Master; and Vice-Chancellor of the University (1837–8). He was also rector of Scawton, Yorks., 1826–81. In 1842 he married Katharine, eldest daughter of Stansfeld Rawson of Wastdale Hall. D. W. mentions meeting him in her MS. Journal on 22 Feb. 1829 (WL MSS.), while she was visiting Cambridge from Whitwick (see pt. ii, L. 415). See also RMVB for 1843 and 1846.
Editor’s Note
3 Probably the collection bequeathed to the University by Daniel Mesman. The pictures came into the possession of the University in 1834, and at first hung in a room in the Pitt Press, until they were transferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1848.
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