He was born in London on 9 January 1811 and died on 30 August 1856 at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. He was an English humorist who was on the original staff of "Punch" and was the author of many plays and humorous works. ALS to John Thompson asking his post to be forwarded. 1 p. 8vo, Margate: August 22, 1845. Some minor tape marks. Fine condition.