Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British novelist, author, and illustrator.
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Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray to check on the safety of some valuable china jars she sent to Paddington Wharf in London. She sent some of Mr. Hall's poetry to Lady Keith and wonders what her response will be. People mentioned: Mr. Moore, Lady Keith, Mr. Hall, Empress Louisa, Mrs. Mostyn, Salusbury, Pemberton, Smith Owen and Selina Thackeray.
Piozzi writes that "Mr. Hall's Book shall have all the help I can give it" and asks to be send two more copies. She also orders a new edition of Brandt's Popular Superstitions and the Romance of Sr. Leon. People mentioned: Mr. Hall, Mr. Broster, Brandt and Selina Thackeray.
Piozzi discusses news about family and friends and Anne Moore "the starving woman," writing, "this has been a famous year for monsters--human ones I mean". The china has finally arrived. People mentioned: Mrs. Gittins, Rees, Sir Stephen Glynn, Martin (Dr. Thackeray's brother), Mr. Moore, Salusbury, Pemberton of Condover, Mrs. Heaton, Miss Margaret and Anne Moore.
Piozzi writes that her health is improved but still tenuous. She worries about the bankruptcy of one of her tenants. People mentioned: Mr. Morhall.
Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray to check on a box of china ware sent from Bond Street "by the Chester Wagon" and mentions her son's recent graduation from Oxford. People mentioned: Piozzi's son, Mrs. Thackeray, and Mr. Moore.
Piozzi relates how her dairy maid went mad two years ago and was taken with money and good clothes to an asylum. She has returned to Piozzi's parish a pauper and Piozzi wishes to help her, perhaps by sending her to an asylum in Liverpool. People mentioned: William Chappelow, Piozzi's dairy maid, and the dairy maid's brothers.
Discusses the end of the year and looks forward to Salusbury's visit to Dr. Thackeray. People mentioned: Salusbury, Mrs. Thackeray, and Selina Thackeray.
Asks Dr. Thackeray to ensure that a "transparency for the Bow window at old Bachygraig" reaches its destination safely. Piozzi's daughters are angry at her for cutting down some timber at Streatham Park for use in repairs. People mentioned: Salusbury, Leak (the steward), William Charles Shepherd, Mead (the surveyor), Mrs. Mostyn, Mrs. Thackeray, and Miss Barnstone.
Piozzi discusses the expense of repairs to Streatham Park. She sent her steward to deliver her "Humiliations" to her daughters. Frost and wet have made a bad harvest. People mentioned: Bennet, Piozzi's daughters, Leak, and Salusbury.
Comments on Salusbury's position as an orphan. Piozzi hopes he and Dr. Thackeray will become good friends. People mentioned: Piozzi's housekeeper, Piozzi's housekeeper's mother, and Salusbury.
Piozzi has arrived in Chester and plans to go to Bath with Salusbury. She writes from the Jackson Hotel. People mentioned: Salusbury.
Piozzi copies out "A Song made in Time of the Mutiny by Desire of some Loyalists who dines at the Crown & Anchor Tavern."
Discusses treatment of the coachman's inflamed blood with "Manna." Mr. Piozzi's health is slowly improving. People mentioned: the coachman and Mr. Piozzi.
Piozzi asks that Dr. Thackeray visit to attend to her "little delicate Maid" who has a "stomach case" and discusses its cause and treatment. People mentioned: Piozzi's maid, Mr. Moore, Sir Lucas Pepys, Mrs. Piozzi's eldest daughter, Allen, and Mr. Piozzi.
Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray to treat the "Gardiner" [sic], who is ill and "bent on quackery." She wishes "to hinder any Harm coming to a valuable Servant." People mentioned: "the Gardiner."
Piozzi invites Thackeray to dinner with Count Grimani and asks him assist her daughter in showing the Count the Lleweni Bleach Works. People mentioned: Count Grimani and Cecilia (Piozzi's daughter).
Piozzi writes that the rector sent her sick husband a woodcock for dinner, but she won't tell him about it until she learns from Thackeray whether he may eat it. Unlike Eve who "did tempt her unlucky Partner to eat forbidden food," Piozzi remains obedient to the Doctor's instructions. People mentioned: the rector, Mr. Piozzi, and Eve.