Item No: cdc419801
Title: ALs to R. H. Horne
 pages + envelope
[Concerning the M.S. of the "Poor Artist" which Dickens is about to forward to the publisher, Van Voorst, of P. N Row. R.H.H.]
Nineteenth July 1849.
My Dear Horne.
I got a fall last Sunday week (in jumping, for the edification of my children, over a big man’s head), and so hurt my side that I was obliged to be smartly cupped and blistered, and to go away to Broadstairs for some sea-bathing. I am but now returned. In the mean time, however, I had put some machinery in motion for getting at Mr. Van Voorst, and today the story has gone to him. I have thought it prudent to imply that I think the conclusion might be a little altered, with advantage to the tale, and that in the event of his undertaking it and complying with my conditions, I will answer for its being done. I think this will strengthen our hands, and I hope you approve?
On Monday I leave town. My address will be
Isle of Wight
- where I shall remain until the end of September; but my communication with Mr. V. V. is quite as direct, and possesses as much authority (how much I don’t know) as if I had him here. I have added to my own influence that of somebody else to whom he is really obliged, and I really believe that his inclination towards us will not be booksellerish.
As soon as I hear his answer, you shall hear from me.
R. H. Horne Esquire.
Nineteenth July 1849
Rare Book Department
Horne, R. H. (Richard H.), 1802-1884
Sotheby's 22 July 1985, Lot 100, Benoliel Fund.
Volume 5, p. 572, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Volume 7, pp. 897-898, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL H783 1849-07-19
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author