Item No: cdc281701
Title: ALs to Thomas Chapman
Eighth February 1844.
My Dear Sir
Pray excuse my troubling you with a petition. But my City friends are not numerous; and casting about how to strive after an object I have very much at heart just now, it occurred to me as just coming within the bounds of possibility that you might be able to assist me.
I have a young brother (about Seventeen) recently come up from a Good School at Exeter, and now living, with his father, at Greenwich. I am extremely anxious to get employment for him in the office of some respectable house, where he would carry (in his pockets) such metal as is usually bestowed on such small craft. He is quick and clever; has never given any trouble to anybody; and has been well brought up. Above all, I have no reason to suppose that he is addicted to authorship, or any bad habits of that nature.
If any such thing should present itself before you at any time, and you will kindly think of the Committee-Man who never comes to the Sanatorium (in consequence, chiefly, of living close to it: which is a terrible drawback) you will confer a very great obligation on him.
I beg my compliments to Mrs. Chapman. To whom I am happy to report that Mrs. Dickens is doing extremely well.
My Dear Sir
Thomas Chapman Esquire
Eighth February 1844
Rare Book Department
Chapman, Thomas, 1798-1885
Skongaard (Jonas) Sale, Oslo, lot 32, via Branners, Pa. Resource Fund.
Volume 4, p. 40, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL C367 1844-02-08
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author