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The hand of Bram Stoker

IRVING, Sir Henry (1838-1905). Actor.
Letter Signed with the text in the hand of his secretary Bram Stoker, to William Rossiter, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the tour of 1891, 26 November 1891. Promising to speak to [General] Dighton Probyn (V.C. holder) concerning the South London Fine Art Gallery.
Bram Stoker became Irving's personal assistant and manager of the Lyceum Theatre (owned by Irving) in 1878. His hand can be seen in much of Irving's correspondence. He was still at his post when Dracula was published.
 Rossiter had purchased the freehold of a house in Peckham and opened the free art gallery in May of 1891, the year of this letter. The gallery was an outgrowth of the South London Working Men's College of which Rossiter was the manager.
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