Item No: cdc402201
Title: ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd
Rosemont, Lauanne. Twenty Fifth September 1846.
My Dear Talfourd.
Having received your letter today, with the greatest pleasure, I write a hasty note by return of Post, to say that I eschew all Scientific doings at Genoa (albeit they take place in my old house) and remain a fixture here, until November. Therefore, "on Saturday the 3rd. of October, between 4 and 5 in the afternoon", we shall expect you here: and your wants being so moderate, in respect of beds, I am happy to say we shall be able to house you all. We are on the Ouchy Road, a very little way out of Lausanne.
I am horribly hard at work with my Christmas Book, which runs (rather inconveniently) in a Curricle just now, with "Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son" - for that's the name of the other; in the beginning whereof, I have pleased myself, and hope to please you. Your advent will be a most noble holiday for me; and please God we will take a glorious walk on the Sunday.
Mrs. Dickens and her sister join me in kindest regards. In case this letter should not reach you at Chamounix, I have dispatched a duplicate of it to the Poste Restante, Geneva.
Ever Believe me
Most affectionately Yours
Twenty Fifth September 1846.
Rare Book Department
Removed from album, Spring 1989.
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854
Hamill & Barker 5/55, Matlack
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Four, 1844-1846, p. 624.
Creation Place Note:Rosemont
DL T143 1846-09-25
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author
- Dickens, Catherine, 1815-1879
- Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854
- Dombey & Son
- Hogarth, Georgina, 1793-1863
- Genova, Italy
- Lausanne, Switzerland
- Chamounix, Switzerland
- Battle of Life, The
- Curricles (carriages)