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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 412To JOHN LIMBIRD,1 9 JULY 1838*

MS Chas. J. Sawyer Ltd. Address: Mr. Limbird | 143 Strand.

Twickenham Park Twickenham | Monday July 9th. 1838.

Mr. Charles Dickens in acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Limbird's note, begs to inform him that he is staying out of town for the summer, but that he will be in 48 Doughty Street for an hour on Monday next, the 16th., and will be happy to see him at One o'Clock on that day.

If Mr. Limbird's proposition be one which requires an earlier answer, and he will have the goodness to state it in a note directed to the address whence this letter is dated, Mr. Dickens will have much pleasure in giving it immediate attention.

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Editor’s Note
1 John Limbird (1796–1883), publisher, stationer and pioneer of cheap reprints. Published "Limbird's British Novelists", reprints in 2d. parts of 16 pages, 1824 onwards. The Mirror, his weekly illustrated paper, printed long extracts from Sketches, "The Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble" and Pickwick. CD's Diary entry for 16 July records "Doughty Street from 12 to 1—Limbird".
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