Dickens, Charles, English novelist (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens").

Tavistock House (London), 10. VI. 1853.

8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium.


To Mr. Breach, the proprietor of the Folkestone Inn, where Dickens stayed for three days while travelling to Boulogne-sur-Mer on Sunday, June 12th. Dickens mis-dated this letter as, according to another letter in the VanderPoel Dickens collection (A85) written from Folkestone dated Saturday the 11th, this letter, written on Thursday, would have been the 9th of June. In his letter Dickens asks the proprietor to have a "quiet and cheerful" room prepared for him and his family who plan on coming for the summer. Dickens was particularly fond of Boulogne as, the previous summer, he had completed two chapters of "Bleak House" while vacationing there.

Minor overall toning; brown spot to upper middle crease.

Provenance: from a Chicago-area private collection.


Edgar Johnson, 756-759; The VanderPoel Dickens Collection, A85.

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