Item No: cdc203001
Title: ALs to [The Very Rev'd. Dean of St. Paul's] Henry Hart Milman
Tuesday Twenty Seventh May 1856.
An odd idea has come into my head that a very striking idea of blazing London on Thursday night, might be got from the Top St. Paul’s, and might suggest a remarkable description. Could I be admitted (say with three companions for company) to the great outer gallery? I can understand the necessity of having no light, and perhaps of being there all night. I would be willing to abide by any such conditions if so singular an experiment could be conceded to me. Also I should understand, of course, the design to be strictly private among the people concerned.
Can—and will—your authority help me in this matter? If so, I shall be very heartily obliged to you.
Very faithfully yours always
The Very Reverend
The Dean of St. Paul’s.
Tuesday Twenty Seventh May 1856
Rare Book Department
See To Miss Coutts 1 June, The illuminations were to celebrate the end of the Crimean War.
Milman, Henry Hart, 1791-1868
Swann Sale, 2/1982, Gratz Fund.
Volume 8, p. 125, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.].
Creation Place Note:Tavistock House
DL M632 1856-05-27
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author