Wilkie Collins's handwritten address for Melcombe Place

9 Melcombe Place, Dorset Square. N. W. January 25th 1866


Melcombe Place was situated just north of Marylebone Road off Dorset Square and round the corner from Blandford Square where Collins lived in his twenties.  It was demolished at the end of the nineteenth century to make way for what is now the Landmark Hotel.  After leaving Harley Street, he moved to 9 Melcombe Place and lived there with Caroline Graves from December 1864 to July 1867.

During this time he wrote Armadale, published serially in The Cornhill and then as a book in 1866.  He also saw The Frozen Deep staged at the Olympic Theatre.

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