FONBLANQUE, Albany. 19507



Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.Fonblanque’, to C.Redding, taking issue with “your article on the currency”, which “I am fearful of adopting”, thanking him for the trouble he has taken. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, a little dusty, with the address leaf. 31 March, no year given. Albany William Fonblanque (1794–1872), journalist, took control of The Examiner from 1830 to 1847. He brought in such contributors as John Stuart Mill, John Forster, William Makepeace Thackeray, and most notably Charles Dickens. He wrote the first notice of Sketches by Boz (28 February 1836) and of The Pickwick Papers (4 September 1836).