Item No: cdc295101
Title: ALs to T.P. Grinsted
1 Devonshire Terrace, York Gate
Regents Park London
Seventh December 1840.
I am cordially obliged to you for the interesting intelligence you have been kind enough to send me. A day or two after I received your letter, I had from some other hand, a Port Nicholas Mens paper containing an advertisement of the Club Meetings. It was very curious to see the old familiar name in its unusual-looking columns.
I hope when you write to your friend, you will convey to him (and through him, to his friends) an assurance of the great gratification I have derived from the circumstance of their meeting together for social purposes, under this name. To be associated with their pleasant recollections of home in their hours of relaxation, is to me a most proud and happy distinction. I really cannot tell you how very much it has interested and pleased me.
I hope the Brighton club still flourishes nobly. And again thanking you for your communication and good wishes, which I fully reciprocate, I am
T. P. Grinsted Esquire
Seventh December 1840
Rare Book Department
Grinsted, Thomas Peter, 1808-1857
Purchased from Sessler, 8/27/57. Gratz Fund.
Volume 2, pp. 161-162, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:1 Devonshire Terrace, York Gate Regents Park
DL G885 1840-12-07
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author