George Ticknor an John Pickering, 20.01.1828|1*| My dear Sir,
Mr. J. Burton Harrison, a young Lawyer of Virginia, educated at Hampden Sydney but spending two years afterwards at Cambridge, is about sailing for Europe, in order to spend a year or two in pursuit of the ancient Languages in Germany & then come home & take the place of Professor in the University of Virginia. I have known him about five years & have no doubt of his entire respectability. Can you do him the favour to give him a line to W. von Humboldt saying if you please, that it is at the |2*| request of a person who had the pleasure of seeing Mad. de H. very often at Rome? If you can will you be so good as to bring it this Evening – for we count much on the hope, that you will not disappoint us again.Yrs. very faithfully.
Perhaps it would be best not to mention, in the letter, the promise he has of
the Chair at Charlottesville. –
Perhaps it would be best not to mention, in the letter, the promise he has of the Chair at Charlottesville. –
To John Pickering Esq. [a]
- a |Editor| Darüber in Pickerings Handschrift: Mr. Ticknor [Jan. 20. 1828]