Item 15 - Letter from Samuel Astley Dunham to Richard Monckton Milnes

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Letter from Samuel Astley Dunham to Richard Monckton Milnes


  • 29 Apr. 1842 (Creation)

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6 ff.

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5 Tavistock Terrace, Upper Holloway. - Is 'the most unfortunate author in... literary history'; Milnes must sympathise on reading enclosed statement; also encloses note from Rev. John P. Wilson. Is humiliated by having to seek aid in this way despite endorsement of a bishop. Postscript: last Saturday's Oxford Herald contains appeal by the Fellows of Magdalen; appends list of donors.

'Extraordinary Statement addressed to the patrons of Literature in behalf of a well-known historian', containing copies of letters from the bishops of St. David's, London and Llandaff, Lords Ashley and Brougham, the Earls of Clarendon and Haddington, Lord Francis Egerton and Hugh James Rose, Mar.-Jun. 1841, as well as critical opinions on Dunham's writings. Printed, 2 ff. [1842?]

Letter from John Posthumous Wilson to Dunham, 17 Apr. 1842, Magdalen College, Oxford. Sends £4; he and Mr Faber will advertise case in the Oxford Herald. 2 ff.

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