To John W Hinton

ALS to John W Hinton [Thursday] 1 May 1879. Single sheet, cream laid paper, watermark E Chickley, integral blank leaf 176x110mm. Trace of fold. Fine.

The Public Face of Wilkie Collins III 241-242

1st May 1879

Dear sir,
I have only returned 
to London /today/ and found 
your kind letter and 
its enclosures waiting 
for me, among many 
other letters. 

So far, I have 
only had time to 
look at "The Circle 
on the Prairie". The 
subject is entirely new 
to me, and I shall 
read your narrative 
with great interest. 

In the meantime, 
pray accept my 

and believe me 
Faithfully yours 
Wilkie Collins

John W Hinton Esq

Probably to John W Hinton 1817-1901, writer on American subjects from Wisconsin

Wilkie was finishing The Fallen Leaves and saving some ideas for a sequel. The book was not well received and the sequel was never written. 

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