TC-UC [W&N?] [UCWAN], 2 April. MS: Waverly Auctions, Bethesda, Maryland; catalogue entry for auction, 30 May 1987, two pp. signed autograph note, “Concerning an earlier book order,” 2 April 1859; it was possibly in relation to German books ordered through Williams & Norgate; see TC to JN, 28 Feb.
1. Frederick J. Foxton (ca. 1807–70), lapsed Church of Wales clergyman, who had traveled with TC in Germany Aug.—Sept. 1858, wrote a long letter of admiration to TC, 1 April: “I have the most agreeable memory of our German excursion—every yard of the way—every thing, person, & place—every cold
cup of Coffee—‘staggering Bob' & still more staggering steed—every bed (of torture) every bug … are now laid up in Lavender, in my imagination—purified & sanctified, as the chemise of the Virgin Mary to the devout Catholics
of Aix-la-Chappelle. The whole picture of our four weeks travel is bathed in sunshine.” TC was not as enthusiastic about Foxton;
see, e.g., TC to JWC, 24 Aug. 1858; TC to JAC, 5 Sept. 1858; TC to JWC, 10–11 Sept. 1858; and TC to JWC, 23 Sept. 1858.