ALs to Rev. M. Gibson

Charles Dickens
ALs to Rev. M. Gibson

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Item No: cdc294001
Title: ALs to Rev. M. Gibson
Accession Number: 87-311
Physical Description: [2] pages

Tavistock House
Tuesday Ninth September 1856.

My Dear Sir
I thought it right to let you know what Mr. Jerrold had told us; deeming it possible that some person might, in ignorance or interest, have misrepresented the case of the poor little boy to you. Nothing can be more distinct and emphatic that Dr. Cookseley's note - but it is undeniable on the other hand that the family do consider the child to have died of malignant sore throat, and did positively record in the obituary of the newspapers at home here, that he died of that disorder.
The medical testimony to which you refer in the note I had the pleasure of receiving from you yesterday, appeared in yesterday’s Times. I fear that the good effect it might otherwise have produced, will be much impaired by its being signed by only one of the resident English medical practitioners.
The three boys are all well, and I shall not keep them at home much longer unless you have (as I do not expect you will have) any new reason for recommending caution. We are all sorry to have had our pleasant summer-quarters so suddenly broken up.
With kind regard from my whole house, Believe me My Dear Sir
Ever Faithfully Yours
Charles Dickens
The Reverend M. Gibson

MssDate: Twelfth September 1856.
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Gibson, Reverend Matthew, ?1803 - ?
Provenance: Sotheby sale, lot 244, via Maggs 11/28/68, Benoliel


 The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Eight, 1856 - 1858, p. 184.

Country: Creation Place Note:Tavistock House

Call Number: DL G358m 1856-09-09
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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