An den Verleger William James Adams: „Dear Sir | allow me to thank you for your very obliging note which I have received with much pleasure, and for the very useful Railway Guide and Handbook accompanying it. Such a volume was much wanted, and will, I have no doubt, be extensively purchased […]“ – Der „Bradshaw’s Railway Guide“ fand in Dickens 1861 erschienener Erzählung „The Portrait-Painter’s Story“ Erwähnung. – „William James Adams, London agent for Bradshaw’s Railway Companion (one of the world’s first compilations of railway timetables), proposed to publisher George Bradshaw that his publication change format and be issued on a monthly basis at a lower price. In December of 1841, the Bradshaw’s Monthly Railway Guide appeared, evolving into a number of related publications, including Bradshaw’s Threepenny Railway Guide.“ – Dickens bewohnte mit seiner Familie das „Tavistock House“ zwischen 1851 und 1860. – Respektblatt etw. gebräunt.