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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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To R. W. HONNER,5 6 AUGUST 1843

Extract in Sotheby's catalogue, July 1912; MS 1 p; dated Broadstairs, 6 Aug 43.

I am truly gratified by your account of the splendid result of the Benefit6 at the Surrey Theatre in behalf of the orphan children of poor Mr. Elton—and so will the committee be, I am sure, when we meet again on Monday week.

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5 Robert William Honner (1809–52; DNB), actor and manager: see Vol. i, p. 388n. Formerly lessee of Sadler's Wells (to 1842) and in 1845 at the City of London. A member of the Fund Committee, and spoke the prologue by Leman Rede before the benefit at the Surrey Theatre, where he was stage-manager, on 3 Aug. Subscribed 10s on 10 Oct.
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6 It raised £140.18.0.
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