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C to be embraced by the scholars at 1⁄2 past six precisely – speeches 8 o’clock – Bed at one – won’t sleep there” (CL, I, 8–9). ” 25 (Thurs) CAC’s sixteenth birthday. Spring Health of WMC deteriorating, however four new paintings of his are ready for the Academy exhibition. He accepts an invitation to stay with his friend Dr. James Norris (1796–1872) who in September 1843 became President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. May 13 (Mon) WMC notes in his 1844 Journal “My dear boy Charles, has, this day, gone to be conﬁrmed by the Bishop of London.
30 (Thurs) Bentley publishes Rambles beyond the Railway; or, Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot … with illustrations by Henry C. Brandling in beige cloth, no half-titles, 12 full-pages tinted with lithographs, and dedicated “To His Grace the Duke of Northumberland,” Algernon, Percy, Fourth Duke of Northumberland (1792–1865), patron of science and learning, landowner and philanthropist. A draft of Rambles (55 leaves) sold at Sotheby’s, 18 June 1890, lot 15, is now at the HRHRC. February 23 (Sun) 25 (Tue) 28 (Fri) March 1 (Sat) 8 (Sat) Rambles highly praised in the Observer: 3e.
WC describes the vast canvas at length in a letter to HC: “How long I stood before the picture, I know not. It raised my belief in the power of painting to a pitch I could never have imagined possible before. ” WC thanks HC for sending him the sum of £10. ” Has made deﬁnite plans to return home. ) Diligence for Boulogne on the 13th” WC hopes to be back home on Tuesday 14 October and back at work “on the morning of the 15th” (L, I, 26–30, 32–36). December WC writes in Memoirs: “with study for the mind and suffering for the body, ended for my father ‘the old year’” (II, 282).
A Wilkie Collins Chronology by William Baker (auth.)