To William F Tindell, 29 June 1871



90, Gloucester Place.
Portman Square. W.


Thursday June 29th [1872]


My dear Tindell,

I have had

another attack of

rheumatic gout

since poor Benham’s

death – and now

I am right again,

I have arrears

of work to make

up. Hence my







I want to see

you about one or

two matters. If

I call in Essex Street

tomorrow (Friday)


at 5 p.m. –

will that suit


If not, what

time will?


Yours ever

Wilkie Collins

The year 1872 in the date is inserted in another hand and is wrong. The date of the letter is 1871. Edward Benham, Tindell's partner, died at his home of smallpos and fever on 30 April 1871 at the age of 48. And 29 June was a Thursday in 1871 but not 1872. Essex Street is the address of Tindell's office.



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