[Letter] 1808 Aug. 31, Chichester [to] W. Hayley Esq. Felpham.
31 August 1808
Walker, W., author
1 leaf ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
Rare Books Oversize
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.
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
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Blake no.1479B (Box 15)
Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Friends and associates
Hayley, William, 1745-1820 -- Friends and associates
Hayley, William, 1745-1820, addressee
Manuscript (incl. letter)