William Wordsworth letter to Thomas Noon Talfourd, 1838 May 3
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A letter from William Wordsworth to Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd, a member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, discussing a copyright Bill that Talfourd had introduced. In the letter, Wordsworth discusses two other politicians' thoughts on the Bill: Sir Robert Peel, who was then Leader of the Opposition, and Edward Horsman, Member of Parliament for Cockermouth. Wordsworth quotes an excerpt of a letter in which Peel expresses concerns about the Bill, but Wordsworth notes that Horsman is in favor of the Bill and will cooperate with Talfourd. In the postscript, he mentions Sir Walter Scott and Mr. John Gibson Lockhart [Scott's biographer and son-in-law] and the effect the measure would have upon them. Wordsworth has not written a date on the letter, but it is postmarked May 3, 1838.
|Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850|
|Amherst College Archives & Special Collections|
|Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850--Correspondence|
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, 1795-1854--Correspondence
Peel, Robert, 1788-1850
Horsman, Edward, 1807-1876
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