ALs to John Leech

Charles Dickens
ALs to John Leech

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Item No: cdc399801
Title: ALs to John Leech
Accession Number: 87-1593
Physical Description: [2] pages + envelope
Material: paper

 Household Words
   Saturday Ninth February
Dear Leech.
        My short stay, and my having been obliged to plan out each day before I left Paris, have not only prevented my having the pleasure (it would have been a great one to me), of dining with you, but even of getting round to Brunswick Square. Little Dorrits, Household Wordseses, Theatrical Funds, Shepherds Bushes, and miscellaneous affairs (taking me this very day to Rochester among places) have so used me up and harried me about, that I have not had an hour’s freedom. But I am coming to town again next month; and, if you’ll have me, I will write from Paris before I leave, and propoge myself for a chop.
        With kindest regard to Mrs. Leech and the Darlings[1],
                                                                    Ever Faithfully
                                                                     Charles Dickens

John Leech Esquire



MssDate: Saturday Ninth February 1856
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

[1] Their two surviving children, Ada Rose (1854-85) and John Charles Waddington (“Bouge” to the family). Leech was notably fond of small children; his son was the main warmth and brightness of his life” (F.G. Kitton, John Leech, Artist and Humorist, 1884). 

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


Volume 8, pp. 51-52, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.]

Country: Creation Place Note:Household Words

Call Number: DL L516j 1856-02-09
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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