Reports an autograph letter written by Walter Scott, now in the G. Ross Roy Collection at the University of South Carolina, dated May 31, 1820, and sent to Captain Markham Shirwill, responding to Shirwill's request that Scott foster Clare's writing career; along with a transcription and illustration of the letter, the note discusses what was previously known about this incident and its context based on the letters of Clare.
Kane, Ian D.
"Sir Walter Scott and John Clare: An Unpublished Letter,"
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