ALs to Mrs. Francis Alexander

Charles Dickens
ALs to Mrs. Francis Alexander

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Item No: cdc272301
Title: ALs to Mrs. Francis Alexander
Accession Number: 87-105
Physical Description: [1] page
Material: paper

                      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
                                                                                     Faithfully Yours
                                                                                     Charles Dickens

MssDate: Twenty Fifth February 1842.
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

The "beautiful book" referred to in the letter is a small book of Mrs. Alexander's etchings.

Recipient: Mrs. Alexander
Provenance: Hamilton, 1959, Gratz Fund.
MS Mr Charles Hamilton


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Three, 1842-1843, p. 91.

Country: Creation Place Note:Carlton House
City/Town/Township:New York, NY

Call Number: DL AL26 1842-02-25
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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