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Letter from George Gissing to Nellie [Ellen, later Nelly], enquiring of her trip to Ilkley and discussing the new house. He writes: You who have only had one change of home in your whole life, cannot imagine what it means to look back upon some five & forty removals, - flittings, as I think they are called. No, you have had a happier time of it, & I trust will be equally comfortable as long as you live.

Dated at 5 Hanover St, Islington.


Published in P.F. Mattheisen, et al., The collected letters of George Gissing, volume one, 1863-1880 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1990), pp. 301-2.