Autograph Letter Signed, to Bram Stoker, Henry Irving’s secretary, asking him “to persuade Mr. Irving to give me a sitting soon as I have only 30 days to finish it …”, and hoping Stoker can visit one day. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, a few light stains, endorsed by Stoker as answered. The Avenue, 70 Fulham Road, 9 February 1883. Edward Onslow Ford (1852-1901), sculptor. “… it is impossible to ask any one to come & see it until I have the head done & the rest of the figure being so far advanced …” Onslow Ford’s sculpture of Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) shows the famous actor as Hamlet.