ALs to John Leech

Charles Dickens
ALs to John Leech

Item Info

Item No: cdc397901
Title: ALs to John Leech
Accession Number: 87-1560
Physical Description: [3] pages + envelope

                    Friday Evening
                           Thirteenth July 1849
My Dear Leech
No no no--dont come to Folkestone tomorrow--strike, but hear me.
I have only this moment heard, from some people here who have been there, that Folkestone won't do; that there is neither house room nor bathing.  And the objections to the other little places near it we already know from Miss Coutts.
What I propose, therefore, is, that we start together from London a 9 on Sunday Morning, either for Weymouth in Dorsetshire, which I understand is a noble place--or for the Isle of Wight (which is on the same line) or for both--if need be.  I will come up tomorrow by the Duchess of Kent boat, which leaves Ramsgate at 10.  If I should find you waiting at London Bridge Wharf, we will go and dine somewhere together.  If I should not find you there, I shall expect you at Devonshire Terrace in the evening, to arrange for our next morning's flight.
This will save a waste, both of time and money.
                                                                      Ever Faithfully
                                                                                 CHARLES DICKENS

MssDate: Friday Evening Thirteenth July 1849
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Record created by BZ.

Recipient: Leech, John, 1817-1864
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Five, 1847-1849, p. 572.

Country: Creation Place Note:Broadstairs

Call Number: DL L516j 1849-07-13
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author