Manuscript copies, perhaps in Berkeley's hand, of two letters from Gould to Berkeley, with two of Berkeley's replies.

Hunting [Captain Charles Gould; George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley; the Lymington Hunt]
Publication details: 
27 to 30 November 1842.
SKU: 4641

Berkeley was an author and sportsman [(1800-1881). Six pages, quarto. Good though grubby, and on discoloured paper. Removed from a letter book, and with the letters (all in the same hand) numbered 4 to 7. Concerns a dispute within the Lymington Hunt. LETTER 4: Gould to Berkeley, 27 November 1842, Muddiford near Christchurch. 'On my return Home late yesterday Evening I found that Mr. O'Kelly had been waiting for some hours to consult with me, relative to your letter to him of the 25th inst. [...] I understand from Mr O'Kelly that 25 Copies of the Papers alluded to, were privately printed, about 15 only of which were circulated for the use of our Committee, & Members of the Hunt, to save the Secretary time & trouble, in going into an explanation with the several parties interested in the settlement of thte question. I have Mr. O'Kelly's assurance that in adopting this course, he never meant any personal offence to Coll. Keppel [...]'. Only one of Keppel's letters has been printed, containing 'Lord Fitzhardinge's decision on the point, which had so long been in dispute [...]'. LETTER 5: Berkeley to Gould, 28 November 1842, Charborough Park. Gould is 'not in possession of all the facts of the case'. O'Kelly 'infringed the rule by circulating Copies among those in no way connected with the Lymington Hunt, as in the instance of Mr. Morant and Mr. Powell of the Grenadier Guards. [...] though Coll. Keppel was himself the largest contributor to our Lymington Harriers, he was kept profoundly ignorant of the whole transaction of printing' [...] to use Coll. Keppel's words to Mr O'Kelly, in his note to him of the 22d, I care not what mere publicity has been given to that part of the transaction, but it is the printing and publishing of a private correspondence coupled with objectionable remarks, for which I still demand redress.' LETTER 6: Gould to Berkeley, 29 November 1842, Muddiford near Christchurch. '[...] I am decidedly of your opinion that the Copies ought to be withdrawn from those persons [...] not being connected with the Lymington Hunt [...]'. LETTER 7: Berkeley to Gould, 30 November 1842, Charborough Park. He is 'perfectly satisfied with the Conclusion at which matters have arrived'. 'From the notoriety which the affair has obtained, it will now be my duty to give the Correspondene which has passed through my hands, to the public journals.'