ALs to Henry SpicerCharles Dickens
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TAVISTOCK SQUARE, LONDON. W.C.
Friday Sixth April, 1860.
My Dear Mr. Spicer.
I write to you very hastily, before going into Kent for Easter. (Though I shall be at the office next Tuesday.)
You will pardon my not being at home the other day when you called. I had been called out by intelligence that my mother's health required my immediate care and attention. The same anxiety has occupied me for some days. And in the suddenness of it, I forgot to forewarn you.
The cares of another periodical would lie heavy on me, and nothing but a very large gain would induce me to undertake them. I should be very unwilling, even it that were assured, to enter into so direct a competition as might seem ungenerous. I have no faith (lastly) in those calculations that you mention, for I have very small faith indeed in the calculations of the existing Magazine. I know the cost of production pretty well, and also the realities of circulation, stock-accumulation, and the like. To the best of my knowledge, your failing proprietor has much wisdom in him.
Very faithfully Yours
Henry Spicer Esquire
MssDate: Friday Sixth April, 1860.
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Spicer, William Henry, 1812-1891
Provenance: Benjamin 1963, Matlack
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Nine, 1859-1861, p. 231-232 .
Country: Creation Place Note:Tavistock House
City/Town/Township:Tavistock Square, London. W.C.
Creation Year: 1860
Call Number: DL Sp41 1860-04-06
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author