[ Edward Dubois, Thomas Hood and Colburn's 'New Monthly Magazine'. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('E DuBois') from Dubois to the editor Hood regarding material [from a contribution] that he has 'drawn out' for 'droll engravings'.

Edward Dubois (1774-1850), wit and man of letters [ Thomas Hood (1799-1845), poet and humorist, editor of Colburn's 'New Monthly Magazine', 1841-1843 ]
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'Temple [ London ] | Friday morn.' [ No date: written between 1841 and 1843 (when Hood was editor of Colburn's 'New Monthly Magazine'. ]
SKU: 19946

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with fraying to outer edges. The leaf addressed on the reverse 'Mr Hood.', and docketed by Hood 'E DuBois'. He writes that he has been expecting Hood 'since Wednesday when you promised to call, but I suppose you have been better employed in the press of business at the end of the Month - and I am glad of it.' He has 'drawn out' what he thinks 'will make several droll engravings': 'Perhaps you would do well to let me talk to your Artist - If you think so, send him thither, and we'll knock our heads together.' In a postscript he asks Hood to let him have his 'Tour of the Rhine', i.e. 'Up the Rhine' (1840). For information on Dubois, an interesting and neglected figure, see his entry in the Oxford DNB.