Correspondence

2612.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 13, 378.

[London]

7–½. Thursday. [17 September 1846][1]

My own Ba—forgive my mistaking! I had not enough confidence in my own correctness– The advertisement of the Tuesday & Friday Boats is of the South of England Steam Company. —The Wednesday & Saturday is that of the South Western– There must be then two companies, because on the Southampton Railway Bill[2] it is expressly stated that there are departures for Havre on all four days– Perhaps you have seen my blunder. In that case, you can leave by 1–/2½ as you may appoint. Your RB

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole Street.

Postmark: 10FN10 SP18 1846 A.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 1084.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. Date provided by postmark.

2. In 1840 the London and Southampton Railway had been renamed the London and South Western Railway.

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