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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FEP/1/8/8
Former ReferenceD3311/120/6
TitleLetter from William Gifford to Eleanor Anne Porden, apologising for not having read a piece of poetry
DescriptionBeing unwell he has not been able to read the canto; he hopes to get better soon, when he will receive it back . It is now a quarter of year since he got out of his carriage, except for one occasion at Somerset House. Her father has said he is very ill, otherwise he would have asked him to dine on Thursday . He thought her last book very good.
Dated Tuesday night. Paper watermarked 1817, but the year is possibly 1822, the year when her father, William Porden, died, and the last book referred to could be "Coeur de Lion".
William Gifford is likely to be the satirist and editor of the Quarterly Review (1756-1826).
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RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
SenderWilliam Gifford
Sender LocationNo address
RecipientEleanor Anne Porden
Recipient LocationBerners Street
Archive CreatorEleanor Anne Porden, later Eleanor Franklin (1795-1825)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth

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