ALs to Mrs. Frances Dickinson Elliot

Charles Dickens
ALs to Mrs. Frances Dickinson Elliot

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Item No: cdc291201
Title: ALs to Mrs. Frances Dickinson Elliot
Accession Number: 87-274
Physical Description: [2] pages
Material: paper

                Tavistock House,
                Tavistock Square, London. W. C.
Monday Nineteenth April, 1858
My Dear Mrs. Dickinson
                If I burn your letter, may I be D___ I mean, B--u-r-n-t myself! It is much too earnest and cordial for any such fate. I shall put it by, until I get another as good; and then I must get you to write me a better.
                I am charmed by your having been so pleased. If you don’t come again, I shall have the Drapery dyed black.
                O yes (as to your party) O yes! It is all very well to break your Manager’s heart by not asking him, and then when you know he is going somewhere else, to shew him (as if he were Scrooge), the shadows of the things that might have been! But he feels it, and encloses a tear
                This        [tear drawing]                   is
                His                                                      Tear.
                                Believe me always
                                                Very faithfully Yours
                                                Charles Dickens

MssDate: Monday Nineteenth April, 1858
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Elliot, Frances Dickinson, 1820-1898
Provenance: Purchased from Sotheby, Suzannet sale, lot 288, via Maggs 11/23/7?.


Volume 8, pp. 547-548, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Tavistock House, Tavistock Square

Call Number: DL EL57f 1858-04-19
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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