This Irish-born British literary critic, essayist and satirist is remembered for his controversial 1831 edition of Boswell's "Life of Johnson"; as Member of Parliament and long-time secretary to the admiralty (1810-30) he is best known for slashing the size of the Royal Navy. ALS, 4pp (lettersheet), 4½" X 7", Aldeburgh, Great Britain, 1831 October 2. Addressed to George Lamb (1784-1834, British politician and writer; appointed under-secretary of state in 1830). Very good. Mild wear; being a four-page lettersheet, there's remnants of old archival tape along the fold. Croker comments on Lamb for answering his letter to British secretary of state The Viscount Melbourne -- George Lamb's own brother, William Lamb. Regards some cryptic naval incident -- in part: "I think it proper to observe that you do not appear to have seen the difficulty which I intended to submit to Lord Melbourne. My doubt did not apply so much to the treatment of the seamen who might be stranded, as to that of the town into which such persons may have been thrown" and he goes on at length to explain that the whole town may have been subjected to the stranded seamen. Good content from the tail end of Croker's admiralty career and the beginning of his literary career. (Inventory #: 42097)
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