ALs to Frank Stone

Charles Dickens
ALs to Frank Stone

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Item No: cdc340101
Title: ALs to Frank Stone
Accession Number: 87-827
Physical Description: [2] pages
Material: paper

Tavistock House
                Sunday Tenth January 1858
My Dear Stone
                Why shouldn’t such stuff be brought forward, do you ask? Because with all our brag, we are the most humbugged country that the Sun shines (or doesn’t shine) on. I know on the best and most direct authority, that the Court influence was most unsparingly used against the Dead Havelock – that its influence is enormous, because Prince Albert is the real Commander in chief and the Duke of Cambridge his mask – and that Havelock was within a hair’s breadth of not being appointed to his command in India by reason of the unblushing obstinacy with which the Court championed Airey – the man of all others who failed in the Crimea, and is in the highest degree responsible for the most frightful of its calamities!
                Macaulay comes home quite soon enough.
                Ever Affecy.

MssDate: Sunday Tenth January 1858
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Stone, Frank, 1800-1859
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.


Volume 8, pp. 503-504, 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 St71f 1858-01-10
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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