Letter of Benjamin Disraeli to John Murray, 18 September 1825

Disraeli hoped to enlist the help of Sir Walter Scott and his son-in-law, the writer and literary editor John Gibson Lockhart, for his proposed Tory newspaper. However, due to the sensitive and political nature of his proposals, Disraeli thought it wise to use codenames in his letter to Murray to protect people's identities.


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Sept 1825

Royal Hotel — Edinburg —


My dear Sir,

I sent a dispatch by Saturday's
night's post directed to Mr Barrow — You
have doubtless received it safe — As I
consider you are anxious to hear minutely
of the state of my operation I again send
you a few lines. I receive

I received this morning
a very polite letter from L — He had
just received that morning (Saturday)
Wrights letter — I inclose you copy of L's
letter, as it will be interesting to you to
see or judge what effect was produced
on his mind by its perusal - I have
written today to say that I will call at
Cheefswood on Tuesday - I intend to go to