Item No: cdc287201
Title: ALs to Mr. and Mrs. Augustus DeMorgan
1 Devonshire Terrace,York Gate
April 12, 1840
Mr. Charles Dickens sends his compliments both to the gentleman and the lady who do him the honour to differ upon an illustrated point in Nicholas Nickleby, and begs to inform them that the lady sitting down is intended for Mrs. Kenwigs, and the lady standing up for the designing Miss Petowker. But Mr. Dickens begs the gentleman and the lady unknown to take especial notice that neither of their portraitures is quite correct, Mrs. Kenwigs being constitutionally slim and delicate and of a slight figure (quite unimpaired by her frequent confinements), and Miss Petowker a young female of some personal attractions, set off by various stage effects and professional captivations.
April 12th 1840
Rare Book Department
Cf. Pilgrim ed.
Record created by BZ.
De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871; De Morgan, Sophia Elizabeth, 1809-1892.
Maggs 1970, Benoliel Fund.
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Two, 1840-1841, p. 51.
Creation Place Note:1 Devonshire Terrace, York Gate
DL D399 1840-04-12
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author