[John Lingard, historian.] Conclusion of Autograph Letter Signed ('John Lingard.'), stating that he feels within himself the same 'paralysis of the brain' that he observed in Robert Southey 'in the year 1830'.

John Lingard (1771-1851), historian and Roman Catholic cleric [Robert Southey (1774-1843), Poet Laureate]
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18 March. 1851.

Lingard's standing as a pioneer of historical method has never been higher. See his entry in the Oxford DNB. A chastening document, in which Lingard states that he feels within himself the beginnings of the 'paralysis of the brain' which he first observed in Robert Southey 'in the year 1830' (this must surely be a mistake for 1840). Lingard was on cordial terms with Southey. In 1834 he called on him and Wordsworth to give evidence on a literary point in a lawsuit. The present item is a square of paper cut from the conclusion of a letter. Recipient not named. In fair condition, lightly aged.

[John Lingard, Roman Catholic historian.] Autograph Manuscript regarding a 'print from Lonsdale's painting'.

John Lingard (1771-1851), Roman Catholic priest and historian
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Without place or date.

On both sides of a 9 x 11cm piece of paper, tipped in onto a strip of paper cut from an autograph album. In fair condition, on aged paper with closed tear along vertical fold unobtrusively repaired with archival tape. Lingard's texts, extracted from a letter, reads: 'I had forgotten the engraving. The real publishers of the print from Lonsdale's painting were Zanetti and some one else at Manchester. I think the name was Zanetti, but I make so many mistakes about names that I may be wrong. But one of the partners was an Italian.

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