Letter from George Gissing to James Bertam Oldham (1861-1937). Oldham was a Stockport solicitor who gave a paper on Gissing to the Stockport Literary Club on 30 March 1898. Gissing writes: "In reply to your request for biographical & bibliographical information, I can only say that the details of my life have been uninteresting... As to 'Workers in the Dawn', I beg you not to trouble about the book. It is an exceedingly crude production, & I hope cannot easily be obtained. My work really begins with 'The Unclassed' - published somewhere about 1884, I think."
Dated at Hotel Alibert, Rome.