ALs to William Charles Mark Kent

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ALs to William Charles Mark Kent

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Item No: cdc402601
Title: ALs to William Charles Mark Kent
Accession Number: 87-1680
Physical Description: [2] pages + envelope
Material: paper
Transcription:

  Gad’s Hill Place, 
  Higham by Rochester, Kent.
  Tuesday Seventeenth January 1865.
My Dear Kent.
  I meant to have written instantly on the appearance of your Paper in its beautiful freshness, to congratulate you on its handsome appearance, and to send you my heartiest good wishes for its thriving and prosperous career. – Through a mistake of the Postman’s, that remarkable letter has been tessellated into the Infernal Pavement, instead of being delivered in the Strand.
  We have been hoping and waiting for your being well enough to propose yourself for a mouthfull of fresh air. Are you well enough to come on Sunday? We shall be coming down from Charing X on Sunday morning, and I shall be going up again at 9 on Monday morning.
  It amuses me to find that you don’t see your way with a certain Mutual Friend of ours. I have a horrible suspicion that you may begin to be fearfully knowing at somewhere about No. XII or XIII. But you shan’t, if I can help it.
  Ever Cordially Yours
  Charles Dickens


MssDate: Tuesday Seventeenth January 1865
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Kent, Charles, 1823-1902
Provenance: Purchased through Hamill & Barker 5/1955, Matlack Fund.

Bibliography:

Volume 11, p. 6, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].



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

Call Number: DL K419 1865-01-17
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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