ALs to George Moore

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ALs to George Moore

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Item No: cdc314701
Title: ALs to George Moore
Accession Number: 87-542
Physical Description: [3] pages
Material: paper
Transcription:

 49 Champs Elysées, Paris
               Monday Eleventh February 1856

Dear Sir
              My friend Mr Mark Lemon is so kind as to take charge of this letter for you, in behalf  of a lady in whom we are both greatly interested. Her name is Horne, her husband is in Australia, she as a remarkably good appearance, a good manner, great perseverance and strength of character, no fine notions of any kind whatsoever, and seeks to live by her own industry. With this view she taught herself some two or three years since, a new art of preparing glass in imitation of marble. She has worked at it until this time; but it does not seem to thrive, and she has written to me entreating my interest and remembrance.
             Casting about in my head to whom I could represent her case, with any hope of obtaining her employment, it came into my thoughts that you might have in your great house some means of suitably placing such a person and turning her qualities to account. I know her thoroughly well, and am most willing to become security for her in any reasonable trust.  I know her reliability and fidelity to be unimpeachable. She is barely thirty, though she looks a little older.
             If you should have the means of helping me in this matter I should feel very heartily obliged; and if there should be anything more in reference to Mrs Horne that you may desire to know, Mr. Lemon is as well acquainted with her history as I am, and will freely communicate it.
                                                       My Dear Sir
                                                             Faithfully yours
                                                                Charles Dickens.
George Moore Esquire.


MssDate: Monday Eleventh February, 1856
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Moore, George, 1806-1876
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 11/57.

Bibliography:

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



Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Paris
Creation Place Note:49 Champs Elysees, Paris

Call Number: DL M783 1856-02-11
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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