ALs to [The Very Rev'd. Dean of St. Paul's] Henry Hart Milman

Charles Dickens
ALs to [The Very Rev'd. Dean of St. Paul's] Henry Hart Milman

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Item No: cdc203001
Title: ALs to [The Very Rev'd. Dean of St. Paul's] Henry Hart Milman
Accession Number: 82-1100
Physical Description: [2] pages
Material: paper

 Tavistock House
    Tuesday Twenty Seventh May 1856.
Dear Dean.
              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
               Charles Dickens
The Very Reverend
                   The Dean of St. Paul’s. 

MssDate: Tuesday Twenty Seventh May 1856
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

See To Miss Coutts 1 June, The illuminations were to celebrate the end of the Crimean War.

Recipient: Milman, Henry Hart, 1791-1868
Provenance: 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.].

Country: Country:England
Creation Place Note:Tavistock House

Call Number: DL M632 1856-05-27
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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