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WC recalled years later that “whenever [Antrobus] found me talewriting, I was always able to show that I had finished everything I had been given to do” (“Our Portrait Gallery: ‘Mr. Wilkie Collins,’” Men and Women, 5 February 1882: 16 A Wilkie Collins Chronology 281–282). WC recalls in his letter to A-A Ernouf that “After my return to England, my father proposed sending me to the University of Oxford, with a view to my entering the Church. But I had no vocation for that way of life, and I preferred trying mercantile pursuits.
L, I, 52). , RA with selections from his journal and correspondence in two volumes. The sales, Charles Dickens (1812–1870: CD) being an early subscriber, more than covered the costs. The autograph manuscript with “extensive autograph cancellations emendations and revisions” was auctioned at the sale of The Library of William Foyle, Part III, at Christie’s London, 12 July 2000: see item 575: 204. It was purchased by Quaritch, the London booksellers. December 9 (Sat) WC thanks William Buckland (1784–1856), the Dean of Westminster (1845–1856), for his subscription to the Memoirs.
27 (Wed) Publication by RB in three vols of WC’s Antonina; or, the Fall of Rome. A Romance of the Fifth Century. 28 (Thurs) WC receives copies of the novel, writes to RB “the binding of the book is beautiful. ” Tells RB that HC “thinks that I have written the most remarkable novel that ever was produced” (CL, I, 38). March 4 (Mon) Writes RB concerning a confusion over gift copies of Antonina. WC’s friends willing to pay for the book include “Mrs. Hunter, (the sister of Sir David Wilkie, and an old 38 A Wilkie Collins Chronology 11 (Mon) 16 (Sat) 19 (Tue) 25 (Mon) and kind friend),” the family physician for at least twenty years, Dr.