ALs to J.W. Ray

Charles Dickens
ALs to J.W. Ray

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Item No: cdc320901
Title: ALs to J.W. Ray
Accession Number: 87-636
Physical Description: [1] page

Devonshire Terrace, London

Ninth July 1848.


I have informed Mr. Willmott that you will be so good as to do Nym.

I infer from your recommendation of Mr. Howard, that that gentleman is sufficiently youthful in appearance, for Fenton. But, lest you should have overlooked this consideration (which is not probably), I write to you, instead of directly answering a note I received from him last night, along with yours, I beg you will have the kindness to take this necessity into account, and in the event of your feeling confident on the point, to inform him that i shall be very happy to accept his services. I mention the point, as Anne Page is very youthful-looking, and too old a lover would be absurd.

Both in your case, and in Fenton's, I would desire to have the favor of this assistance, both in Edinburgh and in Glasgow. The dresses will be brought down, and altered if need be.

Mr. Willmott will be at the Theatre Royal, on Thursday morning at 11 o'Clock; when he will be glad to see you, if you can make it convenient to meet him.

I am Sir

Your faithful Servant

Charles Dickens

MssDate: Ninth July 1848
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Ray, J. W.
Provenance: Sessler 1967


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Five: 1847-1849, ed. Graham Storey and K. J. Fielding. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981,  p. 369.

Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Creation Year: 1848
Call Number: DL R212 1848-07-09
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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