[George Barnett Smith, biographer and journalist.] Autograph Letter Signed [to George Bentley, editor of Temple Bar] regarding the proof of an article, his new position as 'principal Editor' of the Echo. With manuscript note [by George Bentley].

George Barnett Smith (1841-1909), author, journalist, artist and editor of the Echo [George Bentley (1828-1895), editor of Temple Bar, and son of London publisher Richard Bentley (1794-1871)]
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On letterhead of The Echo Office, 22 Catherine Street, Strand, London. 25 August 1876.
SKU: 14708

1p., 8vo, on the verso of the second leaf of a bifolium, with the Autograph Note by Bentley on the recto of the first leaf. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Smith's letter headed by him 'Private'. He begins: 'Dear Sir | I have not yet received the proof of my article on Hannay, for Temple Bar, which you kindly promised to send me some months ago.' He presumes that Bentley is aware that the Echo has 'recently changed hands', and announces that he is 'now the principal Editor, & I may say that one of our new features will be the prompt reviewing of all works which may be sent in by your firm & others'. Unsigned note by George Bentley: 'Tell Clowes [publishers of Temple Bar] to send me two proofs of this article here by return of post, & let me have this letter back as a reminder'.