Scottish writer, war correspondent, and feminist (1855-1905). 2 autograph letters signed. Glen Stuart, Annan. 8vo. Together 4 pp. on 2 ff.
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To a biographer, recounting her childhood encounters with Charles Dickens: "I was a very little child when I first saw Dickens. He was very friendly with the late Genl. Sir W. R. Clayton of Harleyford, Great Marlow, Bucks. (The Sir Robert Railton in the Story of Ijain) On the few occasions I saw him he was very kind to the wee Ijain. Once I remember sitting on his knee while he told me the story of Little Nell. I can give you this anecdote for your book if you like. You can let me know your wish here [...]" (28 Dec.