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Charles Dickens

Madeline House, Graham Storey, and Kathleen Mary Tillotson (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 3: 1842–1843

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Summary in Parke-Bernet Galleries catalogue, Jan 1941; MS 1 p.; dated Broadstairs, Kent, 26 Aug 42. Address (envelope, MS Sotheby's, June 1962): Albany Fonblanque Esquire | 48 Connaught Square | Edgeware Road | London; PM 27 Aug 42 (clearly day of receipt).

Asking if he might borrow the letter he had written Fonblanque from Washington4 to save himself the trouble of describing the scenes again.5

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Editor’s Note
5 CD had already written 13 slips of his Washington chapter when he made this request to Fonblanque, and had pencilled at the foot of the 13th the message to his printer, "more of this Chapter to come" (MS V & A). In the remaining six slips of the chapter, he used from his letter to Fonblanque the description of the President's house and two anecdotes about debates in the Senate, virtually verbatim.
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