ALs to H. Withworth Jones

Charles Dickens
ALs to H. Withworth Jones

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Item No: cdc205001
Title: ALs to H. Withworth Jones
Accession Number: 86-2507
Physical Description: [1] page

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

Charles Dickens

H. Whitworth Jones Esquire

MssDate: Tuesday Fifth March 1861
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Miss Procter is not likely to have been Adelaide Proceter--CD was being asked to write in Miss Procter's album.

Recipient: Whitworth Jones, H.
Provenance: Maggs


 The British Academy Pilgrim Edition: The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Nine, 1859-1861. Graham Storey, ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, p. 390.

Country: Country:England
Creation Place Note:3 Hanover Terrace, Regents Park

Creation Year: 1861
Call Number: DL J717 1861-03-05
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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