[ Edmund Yates, journalist and newspaper proprietor. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edmund Yates.') to an unnamed recipient, assessing the character of the London publisher William Tinsley.

Edmund Yates [ Edmund Hodgson Yates ] (1831-1894), Scottish journalist and author, friend of Charles Dickens, proprietor of The World newspaper [ William Tinsley (1831-1902), London publisher ]
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On embossed letterhead of the Post Office. 19 November 1868.

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with small closed tear unobtrusively repaired. Reads: 'Take the enclosed note to Mr. Tinsley, 18 Catherine Sreet, Strand, a very rough but thoroughly clever and enterprising publisher, and tell him what you require. If possible, I trust he will meet your views'. According to Yates's entry in the Oxford DNB: 'In 1867, after leaving Temple Bar, he edited a new monthly, Tinsley's Magazine, but fell out with the proprietor who believed Yates was overpaying contributors, including himself. His official salary was by now £520 p.a.

Autograph Note Signed ('George A Lawrence') to unnamed publisher [Tinsley?].

George A. Lawrence [George Alfred Lawrence] (1827-1876), English novelist
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Undated. On monogrammed letterhead of 25 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London.

12mo, 1 p. Six lines. Mourning border. Text clear and complete. Aged, creased and a little grubby. Asking to be sent '4 copies of "The Butterfly", if ready', and if not to be told 'when it will be'. Lawrence published his 'Breaking a Butterfly; Or Blanche Ellerslie's Ending' anonymously by Tinsley in 1869.

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