AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 1 1/2 pages, dated 31 December 1879, 10 Portsdown Road, to H. Southwood Smith. Tenniel, British artist best known for his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, regrets that he must decline an invitation by reason of a previous engagement. Faint mailing creases, three tiny pin holes in left margin, nearly fine. (#96249).