Als to William Charles Mark Kent

Charles Dickens
Als to William Charles Mark Kent

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Item No: cdc403201
Title: Als to William Charles Mark Kent
Accession Number: 87-1686
Physical Description: [1] page + envelope
Material: paper

  Office of All the Year Round,
  No. 26, Wellington Street, Strand, London. W.C.
  Friday Fourteenth December 1866
My Dear Kent.
  Many thanks for your photograph, which is more than welcome, and is a very good likeness too. It will appear on an honored page of the Gads’ Hill Book, you may be sure.
  I should have written to you before now, but for having been much occupied (with getting up my Readings for the New Year), and for having been put out by the illness of my daughter Mrs. Collins. It delighted me to find you so taken by the Xmas No. and I meant to have told you so.
  Yesterday evening, Mugby Junction was 11,000 past the 200,000, and it was 40,000 and odd ahead of Doctor Marigold at the same date after publication!
  Ever affectionately Yours
  Charles Dickens

MssDate: Friday Fourteenth December 1866
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Kent, Charles, 1823-1902
Provenance: Hamill & Barker 5/1955, Matlack Fund (album of 30 letters).


Hardwick, Michael and Mollie Hardwick, comp. The Charles Dickens Encyclopedia, Reading, UK: Osprey, 1977, p. 18.

Volume 11, p. 282, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Country:England
City/Town/Township:London. W.C.
Creation Place Note:No. 26, Wellington Street, Strand

Call Number: DL K419 1866-12-14
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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