Clipped From The New York Times
Answers from Readers (Canttaiml Iran ree4lBC MX) ad not the young writer of th early days of the nineteenth century. , It alao lacked one Important fact connected with his later life. It wu la LonJon in the Winter of 1S70-T1. 1S70-T1. 1S70-T1. following- following- the death in June. . JSTO, of Mr. Charles- Charles- Dickens, the great novelirt that Mr. Henry Morford wrote " John Jasper's Hrr." a sequel to " Edwin, lrood." that lXckena waa running- running- through All the Tear Kound." when he died. It waa published anonymous) y by Ward. look at Tyler of In-don In-don In-don and brought out very aooa afte.-ward afte.-ward afte.-ward here In Amrhrt by T. B. Peterson Kroa. of Philadelphia In their regular Illustrated " People's- People's- People's- Edition of Pickens's Works." There were do copyright laws then" as now and It created considerable curiosity as to Its authorship. authorship. However, having been copyrighted at Washington by the author as soon as completed completed and before Its publication in London, royalties were demanded and paid by T. B. Peterson Bros. to him until his death In 1881, But no acknowledgment as to his authorship waa made nor desired, the book selling on its own merits. After the death of all the elder Peterson Kroa.. and tha succession of tha younger members of the house, in order to enhance the sale of " John Jasper's Secret," It was falsely credited on Its title page to Wllkie Collins and Charles Dickens. Jr. Doth these gentlemen continuously and persietcntly denied any or all knowledge of Its authorship. It was not until 19ufl. and some time after the firm of Peterson Bros, went out of existence, existence, and many of the- the- platea of their popular popular works were Fold at auction, that the book was reproduced by R. F. Penno A Co., publish-ers publish-ers publish-ers and booksellers. IS East Eighteenth St., N. T.. and the real authorship wss dlscov- dlscov- ' ered. They still sell It, and It Is often called for by those who have read " Edwin Drood," and desire to solve the probable mystery.