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HAWKER, Robert Stephen (1803-1875). Poet & antiquary, Vicar of Morwenstowe.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo on lined paper, Morw[enstowe], 16 August 1873. Attempting, on behalf of Mr Cann, to ascertain the amount of Jane Bennett's claim on him and commenting on the disastrous fall in livestock prices.
'... At the West Country Inn Fair no offer was made at any price for the animals which were sent from hence for sale and at Marhamchurch so great was the the fall that lambs for which last year I received 40/0 each would barely realise 24/6.'
Hawker, whose letters are relatively rare, is best remembered for the line˙And shall Trelawny die, / There's 20,000 Cornishmen shall know the reason why.
[No: 23892]

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