William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 7: The Later Years: Part IV: 1840–1853 (Second Revised Edition)

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1881. W. W. to [?] JOHN HOLLAND1

  • MS. Cornell. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • April 4. 1845

Mr Wordsworth having just heard from his Friend Mr C. Robinson that a parcel has reached him containing two Volumes

"The Poets of Yorkshire"2

Mr Wordsworth not having remembered the directions which he must have given to Mr Holland on this subject, begs to know if any mention was made in his Letter of the Person's name for whom the 2nd Copy was intended. This request Mr W. makes because he has forgotten the particulars, yet is assured that one of the Copies must have been ordered for him for some one of his Friends or acquaintance, but for whom he does not know.

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Editor’s Note
1 John Holland (1794–1872), friend and biographer of James Montgomery, succeeded him as editor of the Sheffield Iris, edited the Sheffield Mercury, 1835–48, and published poetry and historical works.
Editor’s Note
2 William Cartwright Newsam, The Poets of Yorkshire, completed and published by J. Holland, 1845.
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