By W. Baker
This publication builds on a serious and scholarly revival of curiosity in Collins. Baker attracts upon biographical revelations and the hot book of Collins's letters to supply a different perception into either the guy and the author. the amount will attract all scholars of Collins and people with an curiosity within the lifetime of Nineteenth-century England.
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August 15 (Wed) Family arrive in London. Move to 20 Avenue Road, Regent’s Park. WC sent to private boarding school, run by Rev. Henry Cole, Minister at Providence Chapel, his wife Francis, “Four young assistant masters (one French) and four servants” at 34 Highbury Place. (Clarke, 42). Autumn–Spring 1841 WC at Rev. Henry Cole’s Academy, Highbury Place. December 1 (Sat) WC shows off his knowledge of Virgil and the structure of the Aeneid writing home to his Mother from Rev. Henry Cole’s Academy (L, I, 3).
What speeches! What songs! I carried away much clarets and am rather a seedy barrister this morning” (L, I, 76). Dines at 6 pm with EP and Charles Otter, an old family friend. ” He tells EP “if I am to put this new notion into shape and form this year, I must work night and day; and I mean to do so” (L, I, 74). ” Proposes that the story be illustrated by JEM, and WHH (L, I, 72–73). Writes EP requesting help in arranging a meeting with EP’s friend the sculptor Joseph Durham (1814–1877), to assist in questions regarding Mr.
276–277). December 23 (Mon) Arranges a meeting with John Linnell, on Thursday 26 December, to show Linnell, Brandling’s drawings. ” 28 (Sat) Writes RB regarding the actual publication date of Rambles. ” 1851 41 1851 January 4 (Sat) “Proofs of the Rambles arrived,” WC tells RB: “The page looks very well – the type clear and sharp” (CL, I, 44–45). 30 (Thurs) Bentley publishes Rambles beyond the Railway; or, Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot … with illustrations by Henry C. Brandling in beige cloth, no half-titles, 12 full-pages tinted with lithographs, and dedicated “To His Grace the Duke of Northumberland,” Algernon, Percy, Fourth Duke of Northumberland (1792–1865), patron of science and learning, landowner and philanthropist.