Autograph letter signed : London, to James Emerson / 1831 Jan. 2.

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Forster, John, 1812-1876. Autograph letter signed : London, to James Emerson / 1831 Jan. 2.

Autograph letter signed : London, to James Emerson / 1831 Jan. 2.

Describing his efforts to move to a new residence; apologizing for not writing sooner; discussing the differences between conversation and letter writing and concluding that conversation is preferable; observing that "those who can afford to follow [literature] solely for the love they bear it ... are the favoured of heaven"; discussing Emerson's arrival in London and Forster's recommendation that he find an office; promising that they will have "many happy fireside chats"; offering to find rooms for him before he arrives.

1 item (4 p., with address) ; 22.3 cm.

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Tennent, James Emerson, Sir, 1804-1869

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Forster, John, 1812-1876

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