[Edward Copleston, Bishop of Llandaff and Provost of Oriel College and Professor of Poetry, Oxford.] Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Copleston') laying out the conditions under which he will subscribe to a publication.

Edward Copleston (1776-1849), Bishop of Llandaff, Provost of Oriel College, Professor of Poetry, Oxford, Political Economist
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11 March 1821. Oriel College [Oxford].
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1p, 4to. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper with one corner torn away (without any loss of text). Folded three times. The recipient is not named. The letter begins: 'Sir | Your letter enclosing a prospectus of your proposed work has just reached me. I beg you will excuse me for not entering into a discussion of the subject, which is a rule I have found it necessary, under my engagements, to make. I have however enclosed a bill which exceeds the whole price of the publication [last eight words underlined] but I do not desire the numbers to be sent [last nine words underlined] untill [sic] called for, nor would I consent upon any account to have my name appear in any list of subscribers.' He concludes: 'All family connection, which you seem to think probable from the identity of name, is quite unknown to me.'