ALs to John A. Overs

Charles Dickens
ALs to John A. Overs

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Item No: cdc401501
Title: ALs to John A. Overs
Accession Number: 87-1647
Physical Description: [2] pages + envelope
Material: paper

                Devonshire Terrace.
                                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.
                Faithfully Yours
                                Charles Dickens
Mr. J. A. Overs.

MssDate: Friday Evening Fifth March 1841
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Overs, John A., 1808-1844
Provenance: 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.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Call Number: DL Ov2 1841-03-05
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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