ALs to Dr. Howison

Charles Dickens
ALs to Dr. Howison

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Item No: cdc300301
Title: ALs to Dr. Howison
Accession Number: 87-374
Physical Description: [2] pages + envelope
Material: paper

  Friday Twenty Third October 1868
My Dear Sir
                 Passing through London to day on my way from Brighton to Manchester, I find your touching letter. I hasten to assure you that I am truly grateful to you for your care of my late brother, and that I am thoroughly certain he could not have been in kinder or abler hands. In reference to the estrangement between him and me, I am glad to remember that it never involved, on my side, the slightest feeling of anger. He lost opportunities that I had put in his way, poor dear fellow, but there were unhappy circumstances in his life which demanded great allowance. I do not recollect, that God, that a hard word ever passed between us.
                You will, no doubt, have seen and been consulted by my eldest son, I instructed him to see you as soon as he possibly could, after his arrival in Darlington. I may assume that he guided himself by your advice in preparation for the funeral, and that he has told you how strictly I charged him to thank those who had been kind to Frederick. As I have already written, I am truly grateful to you, in remembrance of him, and I heartily thank you. How tenderly I write these words you can scarcely imagine, unless you know that he was my favorite when he was a child, and that I was his tutor when he was a boy.
                                  Believe me, my Dear Sir
                                        Faithfully Yours always
                                                       Charles Dickens
Dr. Howison

MssDate: Friday Twenty Third October 1868
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Howison, James
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 11/57.


Volume 12, p. 207, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.]

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

Call Number: DL H841 1868-10-23
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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