To Thomas Faed RA 12 May 1873


…the subject of an

old friend of mine

— Mr Edward Pigott

— who is a candida[te]

for the Secretaryship

to the Royal Academy

you can give him your

support, you will personally


Yours vy truly

Wilkie Collins


Thomas Faed Eqre RA


This scrap is stuck firmly to a card. The reading of the front page is done using computer enhancement of the image that shows through.

Thomas Faed RA HRSA (1826-1900) was a Scottish painter of domestic genre and Highland scenes.

Collins lobbied several people to support Pigott's bid for the job but was unsuccessful.

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