One page letter dated April 17, 1898 from F. W. Pailthorpe to a Mr. Beeson, reading in part The proof of fourth plate to hand.  But where is the plate? I want to put the final touches to it.  Please forward to yours truly.  The letter is signed FWP and appears on the verso of a transmittal letter from J. S. Virtue and Co., Ltd.  Great Expectations was published in three volumes in 1861 without illustrations.   Later, Pailthorpe made a series of twenty-one etchings as extra illustrations to the novel.