ALs to unidentified recipient

Charles Dickens
ALs to unidentified recipient

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Item No: cdc345001
Title: ALs to unidentified recipient
Accession Number: 87-874
Physical Description: [1] page

Gad's Hill Place

Higham by Rochester, Kent

Fifth June 1864


I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your obliging letter of yesterday's date, enclosing a letter for my sister Mrs. Austin informing her that Lord Palmerston has recommended her for a pension of £60 a year on the Civil List.

I have forwarded that communication to Mrs. Austin, and do not doubt that she will immediately and gratefully acknowledge it on her own behalf. But I trust I may take this opportunity of offering my own thanks to Lord Palmerston for his considerate and generous remembrance of her case.

I have the honor to be


Your Faithful Servant

Charles Dickens

[  ] Esquire

MssDate: Fifth June 1864
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Probably to Charles George Barringto, of the Treasury; one of Lord Palmerston's two Private Secretaries.

The recipient has been cancelled in black ink by unknown hand; motive not known. Only some letters legible; but they fit Barrington's name and initials. (All notes Pilgrim vol. 10, p. 402n)

Recipient: [C. G. Barrington]
Provenance: Maggs 1956


 The British Academy Pilgrim Edition: The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Ten, 1862-1864. Graham Storey, ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, p. 402.

Country: Creation Place Note:Gad's Hill Place
City/Town/Township:Higham by Rochester, Kent

Creation Year: 1864
Call Number: DL Z 1864-06-05
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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