ALs to Benjamin Disraeli

Charles Dickens
ALs to Benjamin Disraeli

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Item No: cdc400501
Title: ALs to Benjamin Disraeli
Accession Number: 87-276
Physical Description: [2] pages

 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
                                                    Charles Dickens

The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli


MssDate: Sunday Sixteenth June 1867
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881
Provenance: 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.].

Call Number: DL D632 1867-06-16
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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