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George Turnbull


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[Having agreed to let her landlady lodge a Dr Turnbull in her (LP's) bedchamber] 'I went up to my own Apartment, where I found the Doctor reading'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: George Turnbull      Print: Book


Laetitia Pilkington : [Poems]

'A short while after he went down Stairs, he sent his Compliments up, and begg'd I would lend him a Book to amuse himself till Bed-time, so being willing to cultivate the good Opinion he seem'd to have conceiv'd of me, I sent him my own Poems in Manuscript, which, pardon my Vanity, did not fail to confirm it'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: George Turnbull      Manuscript: Unknown


J. Walsh : [letter professing to be from Matthew Pilkington's lawyer]

'I ventured to communicate to him [Dr Turnbull] Mr [italics] Walsh[end italics]'s Letter; the Doctor lifted up his Hands and Eyes to Heaven, and seem'd as much shocked by the Perfidiousness of the Wretch, as I had been; for whoever wrote the Letter, it was certainly done by Mr [italics] Pilkington[end italics]'s direction.' [a letter signed J. Walsh making false accusations about LP, such as that she had murdered her father]

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: George Turnbull      Manuscript: Letter


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