ALs to Lady Blessington

Charles Dickens
ALs to Lady Blessington

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Item No: cdc275801
Title: ALs to Lady Blessington
Accession Number: 87-138
Physical Description: [3] pages
Material: paper

                Devonshire Terrace
                                Nineteenth May 1846.
My Dear Lady Blessington.
                I will immediately take care that everything is settled in connexion with your engagement with the Daily News people – and will come to you to report satisfactory progress.
                I had not been unmindful of the subject, and would on no account have left Town without arranging it.
                If I had not a good reason for delaying to acknowledge the receipt of the book you so kindly sent me, I should be a most unworthy Dog. But I have been every day expecting to be able to send you the enclosed little Volume, and could get no copies until last night, in consequence of their running very fine against the subscription and demand.
                                May you like it!
                I have been greatly entertained by the Femme de Chambre, who paints Society from a Woman’s eye (I think that the height of praise) and, sometimes, like a female Gil Blas. The Spirit of our two sweet friends Morgan and Stepney, shining through their Representative. I would have identified the former, anywhere.
                Count D’Orsay’s copy of the “Pictures”, with my cordial remembrance and regard.
                Ever My Dear Lady Blessington
                                Faithfully Your friend
                                                Charles Dickens
                 Countess of Blessington

MssDate: Nineteenth May 1846
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. 548, 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 1846-05-19
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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