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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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To P. W. BANKS, [?29 SEPTEMBER 1836]*

MS Private (destroyed in Prestwick air-crash, Dec 1954). Date: presumably the same day as last. Address: P. W. Bankes Esqre. | Garden Court | Temple.

Furnivals Inn | Thursday Morning

My dear Bankes2

If you knew the hours I have spent at the Theatre for the last fortnight, about this one piece, and the day's work I shall have of it, again this morning, in a place like Braham's where everything is at sixes and sevens 'till the last moment, you would know how impossible it is for me to spare time to accede to your request about the plot,3 which I should otherwise have had the greatest pleasure in doing.

  • In great haste, believe me
  •     Faithfully Yours
  •            Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
2 Mis-spelt by CD.
Editor’s Note
3 Banks had presumably asked for a synopsis of The Strange Gentleman to help in reviewing it for the Carlton Chronicle.
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