Item No: cdc272301
Title: ALs to Mrs. Francis Alexander
Carlton House, New York.
Twenty Fifth February 1842
My Dear Mrs. Alexander.
I have received your beautiful book with exceeding pleasure, and will always preserve it carefully, for your sake. I have scarcely the heart to rob you of such beautiful triumphs, -and yet I would not be without them for a great deal.
Mrs. Dickens has a very bad cold, but she sends a host of very warm messages and loves. She begs you to kiss "Fan" in her name. If you will ask Fan to kiss you in mine (when Mr. Alexander is looking another way) I shall be even more indebted to you than I am already.
Ever believe me
Twenty Fifth February 1842.
Rare Book Department
The "beautiful book" referred to in the letter is a small book of Mrs. Alexander's etchings.
Hamilton, 1959, Gratz Fund.
MS Mr Charles Hamilton
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Three, 1842-1843, p. 91.
Creation Place Note:Carlton House
City/Town/Township:New York, NY
DL AL26 1842-02-25
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author