SMITH, Arthur. 18268



Autograph Letter Signed, to Benjamin Webster, the actor manager, about employing an actor from another company, currently on 3 pounds a week, asking Webster to reply to the Egyptian Hall. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. Monday, 21st [no year or month given]. Uncommon. Arthur Smith (1825–61), manager for his brother Albert Smith’s entertainments at the Egyptian Hall (1852–60), and for the amateur theatrical tour Dickens arranged to raise money for Douglas Jerrold’s family when Jerrold died, and for Dickens’s public readings from 1858 to 1861. Author of The Thames Angler.