Letter of Richard Ford to John Murray, 28 September 1845

Ford's 'Handbooks for Travellers to Spain' received many supportive reviews and critiques. It contined to sell well and be widely praised even in subsequent editions. The Times, in 1858 said that it 'took its place among the best books of travel, humour, and history, social, literary, political, and artistic, in the English language'.


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Sep. 28 1845
Ford R

Hevitre Sep 28

Dear M.

I return you the extract from
the Art Union. could you send
me the entire paper? I would
not trouble you, were the date
of this not cut off. The Art
critic is kind, but omits the
very subject art on which there
is much new in H'd book; how
all the critics follow humbly
in the wake of QR: none
either have read the book, or
venture on an opinion unsanc:
tioned by the great gun : we
are both most bounden to your
good friend L. to whom I will