DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Charles Dickens"), 1 p (with integral blank), 8vo, Boston, March 3, 1868, to Mrs. Fields, in blue ink on monogrammed stationery, slight toning, mount marks to verso.
Dickens, in the midst of his second American tour, writes from Boston to a Mrs. Fields, thanking her for a copy of The Life and Letters of Wilder Dwight, and explaining that he will wait to read it on the return crossing, "for I am a great reader at sea." Dwight was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union army when he was mortally wounded at Antietam. Dickens closes the letter, "Lord Lord, when one stands among the hearts that War has broken, what an awful consideration it is that such a tremendous waste must be sometimes!"