Item No: cdc313601
Title: ALs to Thomas Mitton
Write me by return.
First September 1841.
My Dear Mitton
I am sorry to say that this week, we are full – and I am afraid you would not get a comfortable bed out of the house, by reason that we have two already – one for Fred, and one for Fanny’s servant. She and Burnett are still here; and Maclise came down yesterday.
Now, I am coming up next Tuesday, and intend to return on Wednesday. Why can’t you come back with me on that day? We shall then have plenty of room, and surely you are not so very strong and special in your engagements, but that you can spare a few days next week, as well as this.
Write and say ‘Yes’.
Chapman and Hall have agreed to my terms; and for a year I am a free man. They are, I think, as fair as could be expected, and very promising indeed. More of this, when I come to town.
Faithfully Yours always
Thomas Mitton Esquire
First September 1841
Rare Book Department
Mitton, Thomas, 1812-1878
Purchased from Sawyer via Sessler, 1955. Matlack Fund.
Volume 2, p. 373, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:Broadstairs
DL M698 1841-09-01
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author