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  • Letter from John Walter Cross to Helen Allingham, July 11, 1884
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 1884 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from English author, and husband of George Eliot, John Walter Cross to Helen Allingham asking for assistance regarding illustrations for a book about his wife's life. Cross writes that Eliot had written to Mr. Blackwood mentioning "she knows someone who would do them charmingly - Mrs. Allingham." Cross asks that Helen create illustrations of Eliot's childhood home...