Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frank E.Smedley’, to L.Walford, discussing his many literary engagements, particularly a request “by Mr.E.Wilberforce to write for a Magazine about to appear in January next”, and in consequence he asks Walford “not to include my name amongst your list of contributors”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, occasional light marginal soiling, otherwise good. 40 Jermyn Street, 8 October 1855. Frank E.Smedley (1818-64), novelist, author of Frank Fairleigh, or, Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil. The first edition of Harry Coverdale’s Courtship appeared in 1855, as did Smedley’s Mirth and Metre.