ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, [1849].


ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, [1849].

Concerns the impending publication of Selections from the poems and letters of Bernard Barton, which FitzGerald edited. Returning some letters on behalf of Barton's daughter Lucy (the nominal editor and FitzGerald's future wife) and himself, along with sheets from the book for review.

1 item (1 p.) ; 25 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 6788522

Rosenbach Museum & Library

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