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Title
Correspondence from John Britton to Wilkie Collins
Creator
Britton, John, 1771-1857
Contributor
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
Date Created and/or Issued
1848 December 4
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection
Nichols family collection on the Palace of Westminster
Rights Information
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Type
text
Form/Genre
correspondence
Extent
2 pages
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2rb744b
curivsc_203_001_001_004
Language
English
eng
Subject
Westminster Palace (London, England)
Source
MS 203
Relation
Series 1. Correspondence and other material
Transcription
Dear Sir, I have read with much interest the review of & extract from your memoirs of your once dear and estimable father in Lit-Gazt. I am truly reminded of my long acquaintance with him, & respect for his character & professional talents. More than 40 years have elapsed since I first knew him in Weymouth St. I think it was at least near Portland place & when I have spent interesting hours with him. By the encloses you will see that I have recorded his name amongst a long list of friends. It is my wish to substitute your name for his in the permanent list & to send for your acceptance a copy of my Autobiagraphy which I am now preparing for the press, & which if life & health be granted to me I hope to finish next summer – In that memoir I shall note your father & refer to your well written memoir. Believe me Yours truly J. Britton Dec 4/48 Ps. Are you aware that your Grand Father was Editor of a newspaper, & of the “Attic Miscellany” a monthly Mag. Have you a copy of the memoirs of a Picture – that you can lend? – In the Attic Miscellany were some Comic practical tales & Epistles – also some good comic prints, designed by Collins. W. W. Collins (notation at top of page in different hand, “From John Briton Equ. F.S.A. to Wilkie Collins, the novelist 1848”)

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