Charles Dickens

Graham Storey (ed.), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 12: 1868–1870

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vi,791.18.                    To MRS MORSON, 31 OCTOBER 1852*

Text from Robin A. Fenner catalogue, July 2001; checked from photocpy of MS.

  • Tavistock House
  • Thirty First October 1852

Dear Mrs. Morson,

Will you send under-clothing to Eliza Wilkin1 now living with her father at 18 Market Row Oxford Market—with money for her to get a warm bath—or two would be better, and instructions to her to do so, that she may be perfectly clean and wholesome; and make an appointment to call for her, say on Wednesday or Thursday next. She has a gown that will do for her to come in. I suppose you have not one ready? Bonnet and so forth, you had better send her, I think. She is rather a short girl.

pg 645I shall probably see you, almost as soon as you receive this, for I propose coming out on Monday on one or two points.


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Editor’s Note
1 For the later history of Eliza Wilkin see Vol. vii, pp. 315–16 and 358, by which time Mrs Morson, who had left to be married, had been replaced by Mrs Marchmont as Matron.
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