Autograph Letter Signed ‘William Simpson’, to J.G.Reid, about contributing to his Album. A good one page example 6 x 4 inches, fine. 19 Church Road, Willesden, 31 May 1899. William Simpson (1823-1899), artist and war correspondent, pioneer war artist during the Crimean War. Eighty of his Crimean drawings were lithographed in The Seat of War in the East (2 vols., 1855–6).