[Letter] 1808 Aug. 31, Chichester [to] W. Hayley Esq. Felpham. 

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Resource ID

16009

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Title

[Letter] 1808 Aug. 31, Chichester [to] W. Hayley Esq. Felpham.

Date of Original

31 August 1808

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Creator

Walker, W., author

Format

1 leaf ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm

Storage Location

Rare Books Oversize

Notes

A letter from W. Walker to William Hayley in which he mentions an intent to publish a book of poems by a recently departed friend, Thomas Bradford. Walker mentions that his publisher friend, Mason has suggested using an engraving of William Blake's as the frontispiece to the work. The book, Poetical pieces by the late Mr. Thomas Bradford was printed in 1808 without Blake's engraving. Cf. Blake records.

Holograph, signed.

Remains of W. Walker's seal in black wax with initials, W.W. below addressee.

The letter begins: Dear Sir, I thank you as for all your favors to my poor departed friend ...

Watermarked: Crown over coat of arms

See Catalogue Link below for full Victoria University Library catalogue record.

Catalogue Number

Blake no.1479B (Box 15)

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Friends and associates
Hayley, William, 1745-1820 -- Friends and associates

Sequence

1479B

Contributor(s)

Hayley, William, 1745-1820, addressee

Item

Manuscript (incl. letter)

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