Item No: cdc304701
Title: ALs to John Leech
Thirtieth October 1848.
My Dear Leech,
I am quite delighted to find that you like what is done of the book, so well. I was pleased myself when I read it, and thought it a pretty idea. May Heaven speed it!-- And make everybody as interested as I am!--
Mr. Tenniel has been here today and will go to work on the frontispiece. We must arrange for a dinner here, very shortly, when you and he may meet. He seems to be a very agreeable fellow, and modest.
Kate will still hope to see Mrs. Leech, if she can come out. I am really distressed by what you say about your baby. But babies do fight through most wonderful adversities, and there is always as much hope as life for them.
Perhaps you will look in tonight? Nobody here but Egg.
Monday Night Thirtieth October 1848
Rare Book Department
On mourning stationary.
Record created by BZ.
Leech, John, 1817-1864
Gift of Schatzki (ultimately Rendell) 1972, Benoliel and Matlack Fund.
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Five, 1847-1849, p. 431-432.
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL L516j 1848-10-30
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author