Reference numberMS/251/1
TitleLetter from William Buckland and Charles Buckland, London, to Charles Buckland, Upminster, Devon
Date19 June 1812
DescriptionWilliam is pleased to have been informed by his father that his mother is on her way to recovery. He proposes to leave town tomorrow for Ilford, but thinks he will not be able to set off for Devon until Monday afternoon. He intends to travel via the south coast, including Christchurch and the Isle of Purbeck and then home by Weymouth and Abbotsbury. If his mother's condition changes, Buckland asks that a note be sent to the post office at Christchurch. He is anxious to take the opportunity to explore Purbeck and the neighbourhood of Weymouth but he will make haste if her condition worsens. He leaves Charles to complete the letter as he is to dine with the Geological Society in half an hour.

Charles was extremely sorry to hear of his mother's attack but hopes she improves. He was surprised not to hear from his father for so long, but supposes that Walter's illness was the reason. His aunt and cousin called upon him recently. The cousin was in a deep consumption and cannot live long. He has gone to Clapham for a week, to take the air, but his father has given him up.

Endorsed on the address leaf: 'Free G.B. Greenough' [George Bellas Greenough (1778-1855) British geologist, was M.P. for Gatton, Surrey, until 1812].

The Reverend Charles Buckland (1750-1829) curate of Axminster, Devon.
Physical descriptionOn paper.
Access statusOpen
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