Kingston, W. H. G. (William Henry Giles), English writer (1807-1880). Autograph letter signed.

[London], Regent's Park, 15. III. 1851.

8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. A small newspaper clipping (book advert) mounted on the third page.


To Robert Hume Middlemass of Westbarns, thanking for praise received from Middlemass's son and sending a further publication: "I am very glad to hear that your son has been amused by my 'Peter the Whaler' & 'Albatross' which my brother had the pleasure of lending him, indeed I can assure you that I feel more flattered by the interest taken in a work by a young unprejudiced reader than by the praise bestowed through the press. As he may be amused by my first production the 'Circassian Chief' [1844] I have the pleasure of sending it for his perusal [...]".

Occupied with research and publications on the topic of colonisation until 1850, Kingston since chiefly wrote boys' adventure books, starting with "Union Jack", followed by "Peter the Whaler' (1851) and around a hundred further stories.

With traces of old mounting to the verso. Some brownstaining.

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