Charles Dickens

Kathleen Mary Tillotson, Graham Storey, and Angus Easson (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 7: 1853–1855

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pg 134To INSPECTOR C. F. FIELD,1 27 AUGUST 1853

Extract in John Wilson catalogue, No. 53 (1984); MS 1 p.; addressed Mr. Field; dated Boulogne 27 Aug 53.

Telling Field that he is staying in Boulogne for the summer and Wills has just brought him his letter. As I have no kind of connexion with any miscellaneous paper or periodical except Household Words, he cannot serve him in any other direction. But he hopes to call attention to Fields's new sphere of action2 in Household Words.

To do this, he wants to see Field in London in about a fortnight. Wills will ask him to call and make an appointment. Heartily wishing him success.

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Editor’s Note
1 Charles Frederick Field (?1805–74), former chief of the Detective Dept, Scotland Yard, 1846–52: see Vol. vi, p. 689 and n.
Editor’s Note
2 On retiring from the Metropolitan police in Dec 52, Field had set up a private enquiry office, but it was not mentioned in HW.
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