Letter signed from William Roscoe, Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, to Rammohun Roy, Calcutta [manuscript], 1830 July 29.
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William Roscoe was born in 1753 in Liverpool. Although he trained to become an attorney and worked in that capacity for 20 years, his true passion was literature and the arts, particularly the study of Italy. In 1781, Roscoe married Jane Griffies, to whom he was happily married for over 40 years. Their family of seven sons and three daughters was a close and loving one, something that is well-reflected in the correspondence collected here. Beginning when in his teens, Roscoe had published and ci...