ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd

Charles Dickens
ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd

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Item No: cdc401901
Title: ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd
Accession Number: 87-1673
Physical Description: [3] pages
Material: paper

                                Doughty Street
                                                Monday Morning
My Dear Sir
                Before you look at the accompanying mass of paper, let me assure you that I would not ask you to frank four letters for me on my own individual account. Ainsworth and I are attempting to get up a one volume collection of original fragments for the benefit of Macrone’s (the publisher’s) widow who is left utterly destitute with two helpless infant children. With this view we are writing to all those for whom he published, seeking their assistance as contributors; and four of the letters having to be sent by the General Post, we make bold in such a cause to ask you to frank them.
                I mean to ask you for something more, in the event of this scheme being brought to bear, as I fervently hope it may. I think you must have a spare sonnet which you could bestow upon us. Its’ value to this poor creature would be really incalculable, so one of these days prepare yourself for a great appeal to your feelings when we are out riding together.
                I shall see you at the new club on Saturday, if I fail to set eyes upon you before; and shall be truly delighted to have that opportunity of shaking hands with you again.
                Believe me, ever,
                                Faithfully Yours
                                Charles Dickens
Mr. Serjeant Talfourd MP.
                &c           &c           &c

MssDate: Monday Morning [12 February 1838]
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854
Provenance: Purchased from Hamil & Barker, 5/55. Matlack Fund.


Volume 1, pp. 371-372, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Doughty Street

Call Number: DL T143 1838-02-12
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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