ALs to William Charles Macready

Charles Dickens
ALs to William Charles Macready

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Item No: cdc311401
Title: ALs to William Charles Macready
Accession Number: 87-484
Physical Description: [2] pages
Material: paper

                Devonshire Terrace.
                                Twenty Third February.
My Dear Macready.
                If I am to see anything of you in your coming holidays, I must be a Spartan now.
                My labours press so heavily upon me at this time – the end of the Second Volume bringing with it a necessity for speed – that tomorrow morning I shall be on the box of a Brighton coach, and for a week afterwards shut up alone in the Old Ship Hotel, working with the energy of fourteen Dragons.
                Drink my health in my absence – wish well to Barnaby, though he does drive me away – and oh do not – do not – curse me.
                With that cue for slow music and closing in with a picture, bring down the envelope.
                Always My Dear Macready
                                Faithfully Yours
                                Charles Dickens
                Best regards at home. We have a clean bill of health here.
W. C. Macready Esquire

MssDate: Twenty Third February [1841]
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

This letter is not in the Pilgrim Edition, though it was used for context.

Recipient: Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873
Provenance: Purchased at Christie's, lot 541, via Maggs 7/28-29/71. Matlack Fund.


Volume 2, p. 218, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Call Number: DL M245w 1841-02-23
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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