An H. G. Wells Chronology by J. R. Hammond (auth.)

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WMW]. 1899 January 4 (Wed) Tells JBP 'The more I read it [LL] ... ' 6 JBP tells HGW the Pall Mall Magazine will pay £400 for serial rights of 'A Story of the Days to Come'. 14 Completes second draft of LL. 16 Sends manuscript of WMW to JBP and tells him 'Mr Brisher' s Treasure' is completed. 16 Writes to HJ to apologise for having treated The Turn of the Screw 'with a singularly vulgar lack of respect' in a previous letter. 22 Tells JBP he is willing to accept £800 for serial rights in WMW. ' March 5 (Sun) C.

Publication of SCU. During this summer learns to ride the bicycle. 1 (Sat) Reviews Henry James' s Terminations in SR. 15 Reviews Conrad's Almayer's Folly in SR. 15 Agrees to write short story for Phil May's Winter Annual ('The Argonauts of the Air'). 27 'How Pingwill was Routed' in NB. 29 Death of T. H. Huxley. July 7 (Sun) Completes MS. of 'The Argonauts of the Air'. August 1 (Thurs) Visits his parents at Nyewoods. 15 'The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic' in NB. 21 Cycles to Guildford on the first stage of the journey later described in WC.

February 'On Capital Punishment' in SS]. 3 (Mon) Takes up post as tutor with the University Tutorial College, Booksellers' Row, London. He conducts classes in biology and geology and marks correspondence course papers. Reduces his teaching hours at Henley House School. 16 An H. G. Wells Chronologt; March 19 (Wed) Elected a Member of the College of Preceptors, proposed by John Vine Milne, headmaster of H en ley Ho use School. 20 Elected a Fellow of the Zoological Society. April (Thurs)-29 24 Visits SW at Uppark and JW at Nyewoods.

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