ALs to Lady Blessington

Charles Dickens
ALs to Lady Blessington

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Item No: cdc275102
Title: ALs to Lady Blessington
Accession Number: 87-131
Physical Description: [3] pages + envelope
Material: paper

Devonshire Terrace
                                Sunday Tenth March 1844
Dear Lady Blessington.
                I have made up my mind to “see the world”; and mean to decamp , bag and baggage, next midsummer, for a twelvemonth. I purpose establishing my family in some convenient place, from whence I can make personal ravages on the neighbouring country – and somehow or other have got it into my head that Nice would be a favorable spot for Headquarters.
                You are so well acquainted with these matters, that I am anxious to have the benefit of your kind advice. I do not doubt that you can tell me whether this same Nice be a healthy place the year through – whether it is reasonably cheap – pleasant to look at and to live in – and the like. If you will tell me when you have ten minutes to spare for such a client, I shall be delighted to come to you, and guide myself by your opinion. I will not ask you to forgive me for troubling you, because I am sure beforehand that you will do so.
                I beg to be kindly remembered to Count D’Orsay, and by your nieces. I was going to say “the Misses Power”, but it looks so like the blue Board at a Ladies’ School, that I stopped short.
                                                Always believe me
                                                                Dear Lady Blessington
                                                                                Faithfully Yours
The Countess of Blessington

MssDate: Sunday Tenth March 1844
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/55.


Volume 4, p. 68, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Call Number: DL B617m 1844-03-10
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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