Item No: cdc401501
Title: ALs to John A. Overs
 pages + envelope
Friday Evening Fifth March
Dear Mr. Overs.
I have only time to write you half a dozen words.
Since you sent me your paper, I have had sickness at home – family affairs of a trying nature to arrange – and have been out of town. I have gone through it at last (the improvement is immense) and have sent it to Blackwood with an earnest private letter. What the upshot will be, I cannot tell of course, - for I fear they will not set much store by my recommendation of a paper when I don’t write for them – but directly I hear anything, I shall not fail to communicate with you.
I have given it a second name. It stands now, Norris and Anne Boleyn. An English Chronicle.
The new introduction is – except the latter part – the best of the whole. When you do anything fresh, throttle your jesters, remorselessly.
Mr. J. A. Overs.
Friday Evening Fifth March 1841
Rare Book Department
Overs, John A., 1808-1844
Bequest of William M. Elkins, 8/5/47.
Volume 2, p. 224, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL Ov2 1841-03-05
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author