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  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Basil Champneys, April 27, circa 1900
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1900 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English architect and author Basil Champneys regarding her previous letter in which she pointed out mistakes in Champneys' book. Helen corrects herself and writes that the two visits to Tennyson were coincidents. Helen admits that she should have checked Dr. Birckbeck Hall's book herself before writing to Champneys. Helen asks for Champneys...