ALs to Mark Lemon

Charles Dickens
ALs to Mark Lemon

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Item No: cdc374901
Title: ALs to Mark Lemon
Accession Number: 87-928
Physical Description: [2] pages + Envelope
Material: paper

My Dear Lemon. I could go the Theatre tomorrow, but at this late time, it wod be quite impossible to get anything like a full rehearsal. I think, therefore, it had best stand over until Monday. What time on Monday, would you propose? It is quite frightful proposing Improvement now. But I think a rehearsal with only half the people, almost useless.
  Miss Fortescue wrote to me this morning.
  Always Yours faithfully
                                  Devonshire Terrace
                                         Friday evening

MssDate: Friday Evening
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

The note of urgency suggests that CD had not heard that Hunt had been offered a pension of £200 pounds and had written to accept on 24 June(The correspondence of Leigh Hunt, ed. Thornton Hunt, 1862, II, 94-5). It was not publicly announced until 25 June, and by 26 June Dickens and the Amateur Company had modified their plans. 

Recipient: Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.


Volume 5, p. 9, 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 L544m 1847-06-25
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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