Letter of James Hogg to John Murray, 7 May 1815

Hogg thought one answer to his lack of money could be a rich wife, so he asked Murray to find him one in London. However, he did not actually marry until several years later when he met Margaret Phillips, a daughter of a prosperous Dumfriesshire farmer. Although she was twenty years younger than him their marriage proved to be a very happy one, and the couple had four daughters and a son.