ALs to Frank StoneCharles Dickens
Physical Description:  pages + envelope
Wednesday Twenty Second August
My Dear Stone
I will certainly do my best with the Refugee Statement. I cannot absolutely promise to write it tomorrow, for Talfourd is here, and (besides) I must have leisure to lash myself into a state of indignation. But I will do it at once, and send it to you; and you may rely upon its being, at least, earnest, and having a drop of heart’s blood in it.
We shall be delighted to see you and Egg. Will you let us know beforehand, when you both conveniently can, on what day you purpose coming? For in this outlandish place, Beds need to be arranged for. I am sure you will like it, and I think you will be surprised by the scenery. N.B. Nobody is allowed to come for a shorter term than a fortnight.
The Chuzzlewit notion, I think excellent.
MssDate: Wednesday Twenty Second August 1849
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Stone, Frank, 1800-1859
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.
Volume 5, p. 598, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Country: Creation Place Note:Bonchurch
City/Town/Township:Isle of Wight
Call Number: DL St71f 1849-08-22
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author