[Edward William Cox (‘Serjeant Cox’), lawyer and publisher.] Autograph Letter Signed to ‘Rev P Tuckwell’ (in fact the ‘radical parson’ William Tuckwell), regarding his education at the College School, Taunton, and future plans.

Edward William Cox (1809-1879), ‘Serjeant Cox’, lawyer and publisher [William Tuckwell (1829-1919), ‘radical parson’ and headmaster of the College School, Taunton]
Publication details: 
9 February 1865; 1 Essex Court, Temple [London].
SKU: 25340

See the entries for Cox and Tuckwell in the Oxford DNB. 4pp, 12mo. On bifolium blind-stamped with the device of the Conservative Club. Addressed to ‘Rev P [sic] Tuckwell / College School / Taunton’, and signed ‘Edwd Wm Cox’. In good condition, on aged paper. Folded twice for postage. He begins: ‘Dr Sir / It gives me very great pleasure to aid the fund of the College School. After its long hybernation 43 years ago, I was the first pupil received on its revival. & within its walls I obtained the larger portion of my education, following the then master, (Rev H Forster) to Oxford. I won the first prize given there & have it now, holding it in reverence.’ He continues with reference to his ‘personal attachment to the College School’, which even surpasses ‘the interest I take in whatever concerns the well being of the Town, with which I hope to become politically connected’, and prompts him to wish to ‘do what I can to promote its wellbeing’. He hopes to be ‘permitted at some early occasion to assist in the distribution of the prizes’. Postscripts concern the cheque he is sending, and an invitation by him to put an advertisement for the school ‘in my journals free of cost’.