Charles Dickens

Madeline House and Graham Storey (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1: 1820–1839

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To JOHN FORSTER, [?15 JUNE 1837]

MS Victoria & Albert Museum (FC). Date: Urgent tone, supported by Forster's comments on CD's haste in these negotiations (F, ii, i, 87)5, points strongly to the Thursday before their culmination on 17 June. Black seal. Address: John Forster Esqre. | 58 Lincolns Inn Fields.

48 Doughty Street. | Thursday Afternoon

My Dear Forster.

I called on you this morning, but was not fortunate enough to find you, I am very anxious to ask your further advice, without delay, respecting Macrone. I will therefore take the chance of finding you tomorrow, at a quarter before one. I do not wish to delay the matter, even until Saturday, if I can help it.

  •                                    Believe me
  •                                         My Dear Forster
  •                                              Faithfully Yours
  • John Forster Esqre.                              Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
5 "The interval between the accomplishment of anything, and 'its first motion', Dickens never could endure," says Forster; "he was too ready to make any sacrifice to abridge or end it. This did not belong to the strong side of his character, and advantage was frequently taken of the fact" (F, ii, i, 87).
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