2 autograph letters signed, 2pp, 12 November 1866 and 27 December 1866. To Mr. Malmine[?].

PROCTER, BRYAN W. ("BARRY CORNWALL")

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2 autograph letters signed ("B.W. Procter"), 2pp, 12mo, on printed letterheads of 32, Weymouth Street, Portland Place, W., 12 November 1866 and 27 December 1866. To Mr. Malmine[?], in the earliest letter, granting him permission "to publish the Hunting song you refer to, or any other song of mine. . . . I am the Barry Cornwall to whom you have addressed a letter," and, in the second letter, replying that ". . . there may [be] some difficulty now . . . attaining my English 'Songs'. . . . In reference to a dedication -- do as you please -- but I recommend you to dedicate the song to one of your influential pupils." Mounted side-by-side to another sheet. Some periodic smudges or stains; else good.

Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874); English author who wrote under the pseudonym "Barry Cornwall." His sentimental songs were much in vogue during his lifetime. Included among Cornwall's longer works are "Dramatic Scenes" (1819) and "Mirandola" (1821), a tragedy. He enjoyed the friendship of many of the notable men of his time, including Charles Lamb, of whom he wrote a biography which appeared in 1866. He was the father of the poet, Adelaide Procter. (Item ID: 18487)



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