[ William Reade, junior. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Reade jun.') to 'The Editor', agreeing to act as dramatic critic to London 'a literary periodical'.

William Reade, junior, of Ringwood, Hampshire, Victorian poet, lawyer, playwright and dramatic critic
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14 Upper Porchester Street, Cambridge Square [ London ]. 16 February 1861.
SKU: 16975

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He is 'willing to undertake the office' under the rules mentioned: 'the two theatres you mention shall invariably be noticed - also the Panorama'. He undertakes 'to write such articles for your Magazine as shall really be of assistance to its readers seeking dramatic amusement - and shall also be impartial criticisms [...] It will be my aim to present a faithful reflex of the entertainments at the leading theatres - as there seems no reason why a literary periodical should not to some extent be a Dramatic Censor so to speak'. He would like his initials placed at the foot of the article, but 'if however it has always been anonymous - so be it.'