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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pg 400To JOHN FORSTER, [?MAY 1838]

MS Victoria & Albert Museum (FC). Date: probably late in May, shortly before they took the cottage at Twickenham. Address: John Forster Esquire.

Saturday Morng

Dear Forster

Kate is going in a fly to Twickenham to look at the cottage1 this morning, and we are to join her there. Don't make it later than half past 12, but be earlier if you can.

Ever Yours CD.

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Editor’s Note
1 During June and July CD rented 4 Ailsa Park Villas, Isleworth Road, Twickenham—a pleasant Regency villa—and entertained there a stream of visitors including Forster, Burnett, Austin, Talfourd, Ainsworth, Mitton, Beard, Bentley and Hullah. For a photograph of the house see J. W. T. Ley, The Dickens Circle, 1918, facing p. 64.
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