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, J. Farr, Pierpoint Street, Bath, to Mrs. [Hester] Poggi

Pierpoint Street Mar 15th

If any one my dear Madam at some future period shou’d
take it into their heads to amuse themselves with writing
the history of my life there is no one to whom they cou’d apply for
materials with so much advantage as yourself; the bearer of
this letter Mr Lawrence, will probably have the honour of de-
-livering into your hands two proofs of this assertion, more
than a year since he purposed going to London which accasin’d
my giving him a letter, he is now again preparing for his
journey (his first intention having been laid aside) and be-
-hold I am writing another letter; for I cou’d not forgive my-
self if I did not endeavour to procure him the singular
advantage and happiness of your acquaintance; and I am
greatly mistaken if you do not find yourself highly grati-
-fied with the modesty, good sense and superior genius wch
you will discover in his Character. He is an Artist

J. Farr, Pierpoint Street, Bath, to Mrs. [Hester] Poggi

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J. Farr, Pierpoint Street, Bath, to Mrs. [Hester] Poggi


15 Mar 1787



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1 piece

Content Description

Introduces Lawrence who is coming to London a year after he first proposed doing so; he has produced a remarkable portrait of Farr's son; talks of and asks after Mr. & Mrs. Nixon; mentions that Harriet Lee has a new comedy [The New Peerage, or, Our Eyes May Deceive Us] accepted by the Directors of Drury Lane; Bath is again getting busy, Lady Derby and Lord Mansfield are there; asks if Lawrence can get sight of pictures by Sandby and Serres.


Published, Letter-Bag, Layard, 1906, p.5.