Item No: cdc400501
Title: ALs to Benjamin Disraeli
Gad’s Hill Place,
Higham by Rochester, Kent.
Dear Mr. Disraeli.
I received this morning, quite unexpectedly, the enclosed letter from Mrs. Stanfield, widow of my late dear friend the great painter.
I take the liberty of enclosing it to you, because it is at once the shortest explanation and the best apology I can offer for troubling you at all -- and also because I honestly believe that you will be glad to do this thing, if you can, for the son of such an Artist.
Tomorrow afternoon I will do myself the honor of leaving my card at your door. I should have left it with these lines, but that this old Falstaff ground is thirty miles from London, and I cannot bear to postpone the execution of my trust until tomorrow.
You will require no further excuse from me, I feel confident, than Mrs. Stanfield's letter.
I am Dear Mr. Disraeli
Your faithful Servant
The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli
Sunday Sixteenth June 1867
Rare Book Department
Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881
Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/56
Volume 11, pp. 379-380, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].
DL D632 1867-06-16
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author