ALs to Mrs. Samuel Carter Hall

Charles Dickens
ALs to Mrs. Samuel Carter Hall

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Item No: cdc295801
Title: ALs to Mrs. Samuel Carter Hall
Accession Number: 87-329
Physical Description: [2] pages

Gad's Hill Place,
Higham by Rochester, Kent.

Tuesday Twelfth March 1867

My Dear Mrs. Hall.
  I have been reading in the North of England (and indeed in all the points of the compass), and receive your letter only this very day.
  The child in whom you are so kindly interested shall have my vote most readily. But I am forced to reply that I cannot do more for him, however good my inclination. In plain truth I have not the leisure or the spare attention for the enormous correspondence that would be heaped upon my head, if I undertook to answer for the case or to receive votes in its behalf. I occupied such a position once, and I placed it thenceforth among my many way-side places that cannot be stopped at in a working life.
  Do not measure my recognition of your claim on my remembrance by the brevity of my reply. And believe that I am, with kind regard to Hall,

Faithfully Your friend
Charles Dickens

MssDate: Tuesday Twelfth March 1867
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Anna Maria Hall was an Irish novelist who often published as "Mrs. S. C. Hall".

Recipient: Hall, S. C., Mrs., 1800-1881
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 11/57


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim, Volume 11, page 331

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

Call Number: DL H147s2 1867-03-12
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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