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Description: On 6 Nov 73, Wordsworth writes a short note, “My dear Myrick, I only have just time to send the enclosed wills. Affectionate regards, yours always, C Lincoln”. He adds a postscript with dates he will be in Norwich, hoping to “have the great pleasure of seeing [Myrick]”.

In the 21 Nov 74 four-page letter Wordsworth accepts “with gratitude” Sir Robert Sutton’s presence at the nomination of a vicar to the “Living of East Retford.”  He considers impending vacancies and changes in the vicarages of Retford and Blyth and “after careful consideration” recommends Reverend A, F. Elsworth, the Curate of Swinton, “as a fit person to be presented at the vicarage of Retford.” The letter is signed, “Your obliged & faithful/C Lincoln.”

The letters are written on ivory 4½” x7” stationery imprinted “Riseholme, Lincoln” in deep blue Old English Text. Item #A01620

Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885) was an Anglican bishop, a prolific scholar, and a travel writer. Some of his significant works include his work on his uncle William Wordsworth, Memoirs of Wm. Wordsworth (1851), The New Testament in the Original Greek (1856–1860), seven volumes of Sermons Preached in Westminster Abbey (1850–1859, Five Lectures Delivered in Westminster Abbey on the Inspiration of the Bible, and the Interpretation of the Old and New Testaments (1861).

Sir Robert Sutton (1821-1878), 4th Baronet, was a British Army Officer and an avid cricketer who served as the deputy lieutenant for Nottinghamshire.

Condition: The 1873 letter has overall light soil. The 1874 letter has two light stains in left blank margin. The letters are quite clear and legible, and, generally, in good condition.