WIFFEN, Jeremiah Holmes. 15414

£75

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Raffles at Wavertree near Liverpool, about the journey by coach to Liverpool and Chester, looking forward to his visit, with mention of Mr. Brown, probably James Baldwin Brown. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches, light toning, minor tears and creases, with address panel. With a separate engraved portrait of Wiffen. Angel Inn, Oxford, 2 August 1823. “A Cottage with a friend’s society is I assure thee to me as acceptable as a palace. Mind becomes more and more every thing to me.” Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen (1792–1836) poet and writer, known as translator of Tasso. With James Baldwin Brown the elder and Thomas Raffles, Wiffen published Poems by Three Friends (1813); the joint authorship was acknowledged in the second edition (1815).