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Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 November 19

 Item — Box: [47]
Call Number: MSS 29

Scope and Contents

Piozzi's maid Chauncey requests some of Dr. Thackeray's "Electuary," which Mr. Moore cannot make because he has no Roman Wormwood. Piozzi hopes Napoleon's difficulties in Spain, even if he conquers it, will show that he has more "good Fortune" than "good Conduct," and prove that he is an "Empiric rather than a great General or Politician." Mr. Piozzi is cross, but on the whole in much better health. People mentioned: Chauncey, Mr. Moore, Mr. Broster, Lady Williams, Buonaparte, Miss Selina and Thackeray's brother.


  • 1808 November 19


Physical Description

4 pages (2 leaves) : autograph letter, signed ; 23 x 19 cm.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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