Item No: cdc278201
Title: ALs to Frances Burnett
Fifteenth July 1848
A blunder on the part of the Shakespeare people between two lines, and two hours a.M. and P.M. occasion our going away, in an indescribable state of confusion, this morning.
I have arranged with father to write me the fullest particulars about you, and shall lose no time in coming home again. I have given Topping instructions to bring out some more claret on Wednesday. God bless you a thousand times!
You ever affectionate brother
Fred sends his best love. I am afraid you had but a poor night; last night. We hardly closed our eyes, here. Kate is better, and charges me with all dear remembrances.
Saturday Morning Fifteenth July 1848
Rare Book Department
This is possibly Dickens's final letter to his sister, who dies on September 3, 1848.
Burnett, Fanny Dickens, 1810-1848
Sessler, 2/1958, Matlack Fund.
Volume 5, p. 373, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.]
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL B934 1848-07-15
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author