Draft letter by Wilkie Collins

about his novel Ioláni

BM add. ms. 42575 f158
the BL catalogues it under William Collins RA, not Wilkie though a pencil annotation top left has 'Wilkie Collins'. This draft is now thought to be by Wilkie Collins probably as a draft for his father to send. Some phrases and sentiments are very reminiscent of Wilkie Collins - see especially f158v ll2-3. The letter is a heavily amended draft and it is presented here in its amended form. The addressee is unclear but it could have been the publisher Longman.



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