This week we’re sharing a letter from this day in 1888 from Charles Hallé to principal violist Simon Speelman regarding the engagement of Mr J.W Collinson for a concert. 

The letter reads: “Dear Si, will you kindly tell Mr W. Collinson that I shall have the pleasure of offering him this engagement. I shall send him a form to sign in a few days, as they are in London and I have just sent for them.”