DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Autograph Letter Signed ("Charles Dickens") with usual flourish,
Lot 61
DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Charles Dickens") with usual flourish,
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Charles Dickens") with usual flourish, 1 p, 8vo, Devonshire Terrace, London, April 19, 1851, to William Dudley, written on mourning stationery, partially backed, 2 small perforations at margins, folds weakened, light toning.

Charles Dickens thanks an acquaintance for his letter and transmits some sad news: "I received your letter at Marlboro. Since then I have been in some trouble. The sudden death of a little daughter – she was called Dora, in remembrance of a book you have read – has much affected us. But I cannot refrain from thanking you and assuring you that I am truly gratified by your communication." Dickens' infant daughter who died in 1851 was named after a favorite character in David Copperfield.
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