Autograph Letter Signed with initials, explaining that recent deaths have left him ‘not over jolly’, and asking when his correspondent wants ‘the 7 Tales corrected’. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches, vertical crease, in good condition. Great Marlow, 10 October [undated, but paper watermarked 1858]. Francis Edward Smedley (1818-64), novelist, author of ‘Frank Farleigh; or Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil’.