ALs to Frederick Dickens

Charles Dickens
ALs to Frederick Dickens

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Item No: cdc287901
Title: ALs to Frederick Dickens
Accession Number: 87-267
Physical Description: [2] pages

Devonshire Terrace
My Dear Frederick
  I think it will be best to tell this man that I am informed he is addicted to drink, and that therefore I must decline to assist him – not because I claim any right to judge his failings, or to punish them, but because I know it is useless and hopeless to give money to a drunkard.
  But as they seem to be in real distress, I would give the wife, the ----?, and, if the baby be still lying unburied, I would pay Chesterton's proposed agent, to perform that office.
  Affectionately Ever

Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Cf. Nonesuch ed., v.1, p.550.

Recipient: Dickens, Frederick, 1820-1868
Provenance: Benoliel, Mrs. D. Jacques 12/6/55

Country: Country:England
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Call Number: DL D556f 1843-00-00
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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