ALS to Alfred Nutting, dated [Monday] 25 April 1887 from 90 Gloucester Place. Single sheet of cream machine made paper 155x201mm, watermarked HIER...CA a Vegetab)H.S...V, fine, folded once, integral blank.
The Public Face of Wilkie Collins IV 247.
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[90, GLOUCESTER PLACE,
PORTMAN SQ. W.]
25th April 1887
Pray oblige me by
conveying the expression of
my thanks to the Council of
your Association. I am
very sensible of the compliment
which is implied in your kind
suggestion. But I must beg
you to excuse me if I fail
to profit by it --- for reasons
which only relate to myself.
Alfred Nutting Esq.
Alfred Nutting (b.1867) was, in 1891, Assistant Secretary to the British and Foreign Correspondent Association. Wilkie was frequently being asked to join councils and boards of worthy societies. He normally declined.