Charles Dickens

Graham Storey (ed.), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 11: 1865–1867

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To S. H. LANE, 7 JULY 1866

MS Fales Library, New York University. Address: Private | Samuel Lane Esquire | Britannia Theatre | Hoxton | N.

  • gad's hill place, | higham by rochester, kent.
  • Saturday Seventh July, 1866.

Dear Mr. Lane.

I cannot empower you to make any use of my name as sanctioning your production of a dramatic version of Our Mutual Friend,1 but I readily give you my private assurance that I will not interfere with it or object to it. I hope this reply to your letter will be satisfactory to you.

  • Faithfully Yours
  •          Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
1 The Dustman's Treasure; or, Wig [thus] and the Boffins, was performed at the Britannia, Hoxton, on 16 July, adaptor not known (S. J. Adair Fitz-Gerald, Dickens and the Drama, 1910, pp. 293–4). It ran until 10 Aug.
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