ALs to Charles Kent

Charles Dickens
ALs to Charles Kent

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Item No: cdc303001
Title: ALs to Charles Kent
Accession Number: 87-0401
Physical Description: [2] pages
Material: paper

Great Western Hotel
  Friday Nineteenth February 18
My Dear Kent
         I am training and trying hard here, to get off to Scotland tomorrow.  Constrained position makes it difficult to write.
        I tell you, between ourselves, why I cannot write to Delane. His mother lying dead in his house, I could not write the other day about putting in the Times a paragraph I did for A.Y.R. about his, and my, old friend Macready—who had his heart on my getting that done for him. But I wrote to Mowbray who had set his heart on my getting that done for him. But I wrote to Mowbray Morris instead. The Paragraph not being put in, and no notice whatever being taken of my private note, you see that I cannot write again without making some reference note  to this misadventure, which I would rather not do.
         My foot is better, though it is not well. I had known for some days that the inflammation was coming on; but is impossible to guard against it when that amount of standing in a hot place has to be encountered for months together.
                                  Ever affectionately

MssDate: Friday Nineteenth February 1869
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Delane's mother is Mary Anne White, who died on 6 February 1869 at aged 74, at her son's home, Ascot Heath, Staines. 

Recipient: Kent, Charles, 1823-1902
Provenance: Sessler, 11/1957, Gratz Fund.


Volume 12, pp. 294-295, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.]

Country: Creation Place Note:Great Western Hotel

Call Number: DL K419 1869-02-19
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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