Letters of John Addington Symonds [manuscript], 1878-1881.

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Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letters of John Addington Symonds [manuscript], 1878-1881.

Letters of John Addington Symonds [manuscript], 1878-1881.

Symonds writes to his publisher Smith, Elder & Co. requesting that dedication copies of his books be sent to friends including Charles Walston, Alessandro D'Ancona, and Lord Carlingford, and discusses his "Vagabunduli libellus" and Symonds family genealogy. Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson's "Oldport days" are mentioned.

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