ALs to Frank Stone

Charles Dickens
ALs to Frank Stone

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Item No: cdc329001
Title: ALs to Frank Stone
Accession Number: 89-915
Physical Description: [2] pages + envelope
Material: paper

Devonshire Terrace
Monday Twenty Eighth February 1848.

My Dear Stone.

The experience of every new Rehearsal night, gives me such strong assurance that I was mistaken in supposing there to be an universal feeling of common consideration among us, which would prevent  any of us from inconveniencing and utterly disregarding the rest. (to say nothing of the purpose to which we sottd pledged, or the expences incurred in promoting it) that I must, though very reluctantly, abandon my share in the design.

I therefore address this note to every member of the Company, as an intimation that I have, henceforth, nothing more to do with it.
  Faithfully Yours always
  Charles Dickens

Frank Stone Esquire.

MssDate: Monday Twenty Eighth February 1848
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

The text of this particular letter is not transcribed in the Pilgrim Edition, but it is almost exactly the same as the letter to G. H. Lewes on February 28, 1848, on page 252 of Pilgrim volume 5.  Note 1 on page 253 of volume 5 refers to this particular letter and other variations.

Recipient: Stone, Frank, 1800-1859
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.


Volume 5, p. 253, 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 St71f 1848-02-28
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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