Autograph Letter Signed, about the possible division of a his memoir [My Lifetime] into two volumes, and commenting on the “Cabinet Portrait” of himself: “I don’t like the one with the roll of paper. It is a wholesale meat salesman.” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, fine. 8 Egerton Mansions, Brompton Road, 11 February 1895. John Hollingshead (1827 –1904), theatrical impresario, journalist and writer. He is best remembered as the first manager of the Gaiety Theatre, London. An innovative producer, Hollingshead brought Gilbert and Sullivan together in 1871 to produce their first joint work, a musical extravaganza called Thespis. Hollingshead started his journalism career in 1854 under the tutelage of Charles Dickens at Household Words magazine and then under W. M. Thackeray at Cornhill Magazine.