G. W. Marriott



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G. W. Marriott has received two letters intended for Bp. Chase. He also instructs Bp. Chase to send letters and pay respects to certain people that Marriott deems important. These include the Provost of Queen's, Judge Park, Mr. Goulburn and his brother, and Dr and Mrs McBride. Marriott tells Chase to tell his Robert Caldecot that he should have sent a letter about his change of intention in regards to his early admission at Oriel.




London, England


Provost of Queen's, Juge Park, Mr. Goulburn, Dr and Mrs McBride, G.W. Marriott, Elizabeth M. Drought, Dr Copleston, Robert Caldecot, Oriel, Oxford, G.W. Marriott, Philander Chase


Inner Temple

14th June 1824

My dear Friend

I have this morning opened two letters addressed to you, which I shall send either by a frank, or by Dr Copleston, to-morrow. One is from Mr Brooks (the Vicar, I believe, of Retford) concerning a Mr [Cockren], who is a Candidate for Ordination by you. The other from a Lady, who writes from Shadwell, and calls herself Elizabeth M. Drought, and sends you a large Bible, and a small book addressed to Children. Dr Copleston goes back either to-morrow, or, at the latest, Wednesday.

I forgot to advise your calling on the Provost of Queen’s, on the strength of Dr Gaskin’s letter to him. He is a very amiable and worthy man. I am somewhat known to him, and my Father was of that College. Lord Kenyon and I dined at Judge Park’s yesterday, and talked much of you. The Judge means to repeat his invitation to you after your return to Town, and I have engaged that you will dine at Mr Goulburn’s, and meet his Brother, the chief Secretary for Ireland. The Statement is about to be reprinted, and whether we shall have the important name of Bishop Jebb I do not know. Nothing has been yet paid by him. I hope a certain letter (of which you must keep the Author’s name entirely secret) will soon be out. Mr W. called on me on Saturday. He said you had called on him, and told me what passed between you. He declared his intention to write a letter to the Publisher of the B. Critic, disavowing all previous knowledge of the Article on his part, contradicting its contents, and bringing forward the Agreement, which all but appears in Bishop H’s statement, circulated in that very number of the Critic! He said he should call on him to publish his letter, and say it would be published elsewhere if rejected by him. He added that the Article excited nothing but indignation and disgust in his mind, and that he felt it his duty to vindicate you. I have stated this to more than one person, and the letter above alluded to will state it, or what is tantamount to it. I was particularly desirous of stating it to Robert, and did by letter on Saturday. By the bye I led him to expect to hear from you at Oxford. It will be best to say “By London” on your letter, It will then reach him in two days. Your last promised him a longer letter soon.

Pray tell my good Nephew Robert [Caldecolt], that I find Dr Copleston expects notice when a young man, who was entitled by an application sufficiently early to admission at Oriel in a given time, changes his intention, and that I wish him to hint this the first letter he writes homewards, without saying from whence he got the information. He may hint it as what his Father might happen to overlook, but what he knows would be expected. Dr C. has in fact experienced some trouble thro’ the want of such notices in some instances, and a [Brazmose] man may very well know an Oriel Rule.

We shall be very eager for some Oxford news. You and your Cause have our constant wishes and prayers, our energies of body and mind, and the devoted exercise of every talent we know ourselves to possess.

We beg to be jointly remembered to Dr and Mrs Macbride, whose kindness will, I know, be invaluable during your whole stay at Oxford. Do not come away without making out what College Mr Elliston belonged to. Dr Stewart has subscribed £5 to your fund. Lord K. leaves Town on Thursday. To-morrow you may send anything within an ounce weight under cover of covers to him in Portman-Square. Adieu! I am ever affectionately yours,

G. W. Marriott

Letter to Philander Chase



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