Life of Lord Jeffrey Volume 2 with a Selection from His Correspondence

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Lexden Publishing Limited, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
Lord Francis Jeffrey was a founder of The Edinburgh Review in 1802 and editor from 1803-1829. He became the most influential critic of his time and the man who turned the world of literary criticism upside-down. Jeffrey was a prolific letter writer and this volume contains over two hundred letters that he wrote to prominent politicians, authors, lawyers and close friends during his life. Included in this collection are letters he sent to Dickens, Horner, Moorehead and Epsom. Jeffrey lived from 1773 to 1850 and these letters reveal what life was like during this period: from his days at school and college, throughout his career and up until his death in 1850. As a strong and out-spoken Whig supporter Jeffrey's letters provide a unique perspective into the politics that led to Scottish reform. These letters form an important part of Scottish history that will appeal to historians, students and those with an interest in this fascinating era. About the Author Henry Thomas Cockburn (1779-1854), Solicitor General for Scotland, was educated at Edinburgh University. As member of the Speculative Society he mixed with fellow eminent Scotsmen, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Brougham and Lord Francis Jeffrey. In 1834 he took his seat as a judge in the Court of Session and the title of Lord Cockburn. Volume I (ISBN 1-904995-00-4) is also available. First published in 1852, this book tells how Lord Jeffrey came to be the most influential critic of his time.
 

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Contents

To Francis Horner
78
To Francis Horner
110
To John Allen
126
To Mrs Morehead
135
To John Allen
163
To Charles Wilkes
193
To Lord Cockburn
223
182
232
To John Richardson
281
To Miss Berry
299
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