Edward Lear appears to have met “a Rev. Mr. & Miss Cobden” at Emma Parkyns’s in 1859.
Dear Miss Cobden,
I had to send an answer to your note very hurriedly, – not wishing to keep your Messengers, – & yet having (as I am leaving this house,) some things to attend to – about which (having made other appointments – I could not put aside.)
So I write again to say that a visit from you, as well as from any of your friends – will give me pleasure at – at any hour tomorrow between 11. AM. & 3. P;. There are some Greek views belonging to Earl Derby shortly going away – which I should like to shew you, as well as 2 others of Athens & various other Geographies or Topographies.
Yours very truly,