ALs to Arthur Ryland

Charles Dickens
ALs to Arthur Ryland

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Item No: cdc322801
Title: ALs to Arthur Ryland
Accession Number: 87-655
Physical Description: [1] page + envelope
Material: paper

Tavistock House, London. W. C.
                Wednesday Second December 1857
My Dear Mr. Ryland.
                I am afraid I cannot possibly read at Birmingham this Christmas. The plain truth is, I have nothing to read. My work in the summer for the Jerrold Fund – and very hard work indeed, it was – completely deprived me of the opportunity I had expected to have, of getting some new Reading together. I have now made four promises to read the Carol; I have not a chance of getting to the work of condensing any of my larger books; and when I look at your letter again, I drift away bodily, out to Sea.
                You know I don’t want the will. But what am I to do without the power!
                Faithfully Yours always
                                Charles Dickens
Arthur Ryland Esquire.

MssDate: Wednesday Second December 1857
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Ryland, Arthur, 1807-1877
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.


Volume 8, p. 484, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Tavistock House

Call Number: DL R983 1857-12-02
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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