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13 (Sat) WC writes RB to complain of mistakes in the advertisements in that morning’s Times for his “Xmas Book” (L, I, 77). ” Also tells Marsh that he has “arrived at the last chapter of Mr. Wray’s Cash Box illustrated by Millais” (CL, I, 53). Bentley’s publish WC’s Mr. Wray’s Cash-Box; or The Mask and the Mystery: An Christmas Sketch, with a frontispiece by JEM. WC writes Marsh on Sunday evening saying that his “ten copies of ‘Mr. ” WC also questions Marsh about the binding, the plate lettering, and the title (L, I, 77–78).
By April, WMC has ﬁve pictures ready to be exhibited at the Royal Academy. Described in detail by WC in Memoirs, II, 228–232. June 9 (Fri) July 9 (Sun) WMC still concerned about WC’s future – asks CW whether there are prospects for WC at the Admiralty. In 1843 CAC entered the Royal Academy Schools giving his father much pleasure. At the schools CAC “formed lasting friendships with William Holman Hunt (1827–1910: WHH) and especially John Everett Millais (1829–1896: JEM), and met other members of what subsequently became the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood” (ODNB, 12, 699).
1851 41 1851 January 4 (Sat) “Proofs of the Rambles arrived,” WC tells RB: “The page looks very well – the type clear and sharp” (CL, I, 44–45). 30 (Thurs) Bentley publishes Rambles beyond the Railway; or, Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot … with illustrations by Henry C. Brandling in beige cloth, no half-titles, 12 full-pages tinted with lithographs, and dedicated “To His Grace the Duke of Northumberland,” Algernon, Percy, Fourth Duke of Northumberland (1792–1865), patron of science and learning, landowner and philanthropist.
A Wilkie Collins Chronology by William Baker (auth.)