Item No: cdc383601
Title: ALs to John Leech
 pages + envelope
Seventeenth October 1845.
My Dear Leech. James Heywood is a man of great consideration in Manchester, and of great attainments. You must regard his invitation (Manchesterially speaking) as a great compliment. I have refused it: simply because I am beaten almost out of heart by all manner of occupations, and wouldn’t be a Provincial Lion at this time, in a private way, for I don’t know how many shares in the Great Grimsby Junction. No Master Mathew! Refuse James Heywood, and repair to an honest Inn with honest Gentlemen. Jerrold and I (and you) will start on Wednesday Morning somewhere about 9. I will tell you the exact hour when we meet at Macreadys on Tuesday.
Ever Heartily Yours
Seventeenth October 1845
Rare Book Department
Signed on envelope, and seal on envelope. Letter signed "Bobadil".
Leech, John, 1817-1864
Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.
Volume 4, p. 404, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL L516j 1845-10-17
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author