Item No: cdc200901
Title: ALs to William J. Clement
Twenty Fourth September 1851.
My Dear Sir
I am exceedingly obliged to you for your very hospitable letter, and beg (both on my own behalf and on that of Mrs. Dickens) to thank you and Mrs. Clement, warmly.
I hope we may be able to arrange for a performance at Shrewsbury. Early in November, we go to Bath and Bristol. We then do nothing until February when we purpose playing at Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham. The exact nights for that trip, I cannot arrange until the Bath and Bristol expedition shall be over; but I shall then, without loss of time, settle the post-Christmas Campaign, and then, with your permission, I will renew our correspondence. It will give me great pleasure to come to Shrewsbury, if it can be contrived; and there will be more than ample time for all needful note of preparation.
My Dear Sir
Very Faithfully Yours
William J. Clement Esquire.
P.S. I ought to observe perhaps, that we are bound to the towns I have mentioned, in the order I have set forth – but Shrewsbury might possibly be squeezed in, before Birmingham.
Twenty Fourth September 1851
Rare Book Department
Clement, William James, 1804-1870
Purchased from Richards, March 1978. Gratz Fund.
Volume 6, pp. 490-491, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
Creation Place Note:Broadstairs
DL C591 1851-09-24
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author