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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 H. W. KOLLE, [2 FEBRUARY 1833]

MS Comtesse de Suzannet. Date: presumably an invitation to his birthday party, as last. The new Parliamentary session opened on 29 Jan 33, but CD probably refers to the beginning of debates, on Tues 5 Feb. Address: H. W. Kolle Esqre. | Addle Street | Aldermanbury.

Bentinck Street | Saturday Morning

Dear Kolle.

I inclose an Invitation for yourself and both your brothers4 for the 11th. I do not like after partaking so liberally of your hospitality to leave any onepg 16 out. I was sorry to hear you were disLiver'd1 the other night—though I do not know that the thing is a bit the worse for it in the end.—Let me see you one Evening this week because next, the house begins—I shall be at home.

  • Believe me
  •      My dear Kolle
  •         Yours sincerely
  •               Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
4 John Henry (1807–69) and Charles Edward Kolle (1812–75). John apparently joined his father in business and was later a horsehair manufacturer in Grays Inn Lane. They both became more prosperous than their brother Henry, leaving nearly £50,000 each.
Editor’s Note
1 i.e., presumably, liverish after drinking too much.
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