ALs to Rev. Henry Ward

Charles Dickens
ALs to Rev. Henry Ward

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Item No: cdc346501
Title: ALs to Rev. Henry Ward
Accession Number: 87-889
Physical Description: [2] pages

Gad’s Hill Place

Higham by Rochester, Kent.

Saturday Night Twenty Third May, 1863

Dear Sir

I hope you will not measure the cordiality of my recognition of your frank letter (which of course I receive in confidence), by the tardiness of my reply. I have been much engaged and much away.

Even now, I am unable to make an appointment, or propose a time for availing myself of your kindly proffered introduction. For I have a large arrear to clear off gradually, and cannot bear to do any thing that I am not reasonably sure of doing with exactness.

For the present therefore, I confine myself to thanking you for your interesting communication, and to assuring you that I hope I perfectly understand and appreciate its spirit. Trusting that I shall be able to resume its subject with you personally, I beg you to believe me.

Yours faithfully and obliged

Charles Dickens

The Rev. Henry Ward

MssDate: Saturday Night Twenty Third May, 1863
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Ward, Henry, Rev.
Provenance: Burpee 1961


The British Academy Pilgrim Edition: The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Ten, 1862-1864. Graham Storey, ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, p. 249


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

Creation Year: 1863
Call Number: DL W212 1863-05-23
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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