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Madeline House and Graham Storey (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 2: 1840–1841

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MS Free Library of Philadelphia. Date: 26 June was Friday in 1840; handwriting supports that year.

Broadstairs, Kent. | Friday 26th. June.

Dear Mrs. Marjoribanks.

I should have had real pleasure in availing myself of your kind invitation pg 92for last Thursday, but that I have been staying here since the beginning of the month, and do not return to town until its close. Your note was only forwarded to me this morning, or I need scarcely say I should have answered it immediately.

I beg to be remembered to Mr. Marjoribanks and your daughters,1 and am

  • Very faithfully Yours
  •             Charles Dickens

Mrs. Marjoribanks.

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Editor’s Note
2 Née Georgiana Lautour; married Edward Marjoribanks in 1808.
Editor’s Note
1 There were eight daughters living on Marjoribanks's death in 1868.
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