ALs to Christopher Pope

Charles Dickens
ALs to Christopher Pope

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Item No: cdc320101
Title: ALs to Christopher Pope
Accession Number: 87-626
Physical Description: [2] pages

Office of All the Year Round,

Friday Fifteenth June 1860.

Dear Sir

I receive your letter immediately before leaving town until Tuesday (when I shall be here from 11 to 2), and when I have not leisure to compare your Manuscript with the published article.

If there be any errors of the press in the latter, I am exceedingly sorry for it. Every precaution is taken to render such mistakes unusual here. But I trust you will excuse my saying (since your letter obliges me), that I read your Manuscript myself, and that it was too loosely written to be printed as it stood.

Of the two short papers by you that are now here, you shall have proofs by all means. But I beg to say that I must claim an Editorial right over them still, and must ask your leave to reserve to myself a power of exercising it, if, according to the best of my conscientious judgement, I should see occasion.

Should this claim be one to which you object, the Manuscripts of the two papers shall be returned to you, and I trust the matter can be so ended without offence on either side.

When I had written thus far, I got the proofs of the two papers fro Mr. Wills. You will find them enclosed.

Dear Sir

Faithfully Yours

Charles Dickens

Christopher Pope Esquire.

MssDate: Friday Fifteenth June 1860
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Pope, Christopher
Provenance: Richards 1965


 The British Academy Pilgrim Edition: The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Nine, 1859-1861. Graham Storey, ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, p. 263.

Country: Creation Place Note:Office of All the Year Round

Creation Year: 1860
Call Number: DL P81 1860-06-15
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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