ALs to George Cattermole

Charles Dickens
ALs to George Cattermole

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Item No: cdc279101
Title: ALs to George Cattermole
Accession Number: 87-168
Physical Description: [2] pages

                                               Devonshire Terrace  
                                                                   Thursday January Fourteen
My Dear Cattermole,
I cannot tell you how much obliged I am to you for altering the child, or how much I hope that my wish in that respect didn't go greatly against the grain. 
I saw the old Inn this morning. Words cannot say how good it is. I can't bear the thought of its being cut, and should like to frame and glaze it in statu quo for ever and ever.
Will you do a little tail piece for the Curiosity story--only one figure if you like--giving some notion of the etherealised spirit of the child--something like those little figures in the Frontispiece. If you will, and can dispatch it at once, you will make me happy.  
I am, for the time being, nearly dead with work--and grief for the loss of my child.
                                                                                                        My Dear George
                                                                                                               Heartily Yours
                                                                                                     Charles Dickens

MssDate: Thursday January Fourteen [1841]
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Cf. Pilgrim ed.   
Record created by BZ.                           

Recipient: Cattermole, George, 1800-1868
Provenance: Gift of Elkins, William M., 1947.


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Two, 1840-1841, p. 183-184.

Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Call Number: DL C296g 1841-01-14
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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