ALs to John LeechCharles Dickens
Physical Description:  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
MssDate: Seventeenth October 1845
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Signed on envelope, and seal on envelope. Letter signed "Bobadil".
Recipient: Leech, John, 1817-1864
Provenance: 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.].
Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
Call Number: DL L516j 1845-10-17
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author