Item No: cdc205001
Title: ALs to H. Withworth Jones
3 Hanover Terrace, Regents Park
Tuesday Fifth March 1861.
My Dear Whitworth Jones,
I am very glad to hear that you are so steadily getting on: but I shall be more glad to see you and have the assurance from your own lips that you are yourself again.
Don't hate me, and don't let your fair relative hate me (if you can help it) for what I am going to say. I never do what you ask me to do in the case of Miss Procter. If I did, I should inevitably become in a few weeks the terror of all the artists in all kinds whom I know; and (though I feel that I ought to have put this sneaking consideration first), such fearful album-Retribution would be visited on me, that I should have to die presently, or fly to the Rocky Mountains.
Faithfully Yours Ever
H. Whitworth Jones Esquire
Tuesday Fifth March 1861
Rare Book Department
Miss Procter is not likely to have been Adelaide Proceter--CD was being asked to write in Miss Procter's album.
Whitworth Jones, H.
The British Academy Pilgrim Edition: The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Nine, 1859-1861. Graham Storey, ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, p. 390.
Creation Place Note:3 Hanover Terrace, Regents Park
DL J717 1861-03-05
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author