ALs to Frances Wilkes Colden

Charles Dickens
ALs to Frances Wilkes Colden

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Item No: cdc283601
Title: ALs to Frances Wilkes Colden
Accession Number: 87-0186
Physical Description: [2] pages

Tavistock House
Monday 10 Minutes past 12
Twenty Second May
My Dear Mrs. Colden
The undersigned Prodigal and Wretch is in a state bordering on Distraction.
The tickets have not yet arrived.  I wrote to Paxton for them on Saturday--sent down to Sydenham yesterday, not receiving them--messenger saw him, and brought back word that they were Posted.
Still they do not appear.  Prodigal's despair and madness ensues.  In his aberration, he sends his own ticket for one--in case that should be of any kind of use.  It is not to be given up, but brought back.
Enclosed you will find a handful of hair, torn out wildly by the roots.
Ever Frantically
Charles Dickens

MssDate: Monday 10 minutes past 12 Twenty Second May, 1854
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Record created by BZ.

Recipient: Colden, Frances Wilkes, b. 1796?
Provenance: Sessler 1968, Friends of the Free Library RSO.


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Seven, pages 334-335.

Country: Country:England
Creation Place Note:Tavistock House

Creation Year: 1854
Call Number: DL C673f 1854-05-22
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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