Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw").
4to 1 p.
To Mr. Richard: "Your request rather worries me. My writing has no literary pretension, but has attracted notice since people have told stories about my oddness, making me out a romantic person - and it is considered curious that such a one should wish to write. Your paper is meant, you say, to be rather good. If so, why strain after a contribution from the merely notorious? I think I must wait till I have bought your first number + judged it for myself [...]".