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Letter from Alfred Gissing to Winifred Isaac. He writes: Thank you very much for your kind letter which reached me on the day before my father's birthday. It is good to know that someone remembers him in days when literature and art have little meaning. He always imagined that the twentieth century held many troubles in store for us. Had he lived until now he would have looked back upon the dear old Victorian time as a golden age, much though he criticised it formerly.

Dated at Barbon, Westmorland, via Carnforth.