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Charles Dickens

Kathleen Mary Tillotson (ed.), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 4: 1844–1846

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To W. B. HODGSON,2 26 JANUARY 1844*

MS B. H. Blackwell Ltd.

Devonshire Terrace | Twenty Sixth January 1844.

Dear Sir.

Let me thank you for your valuable addition to the kind letter of Mr. Yates.3 I have answered it by this day's post.

  •                                                   Faithfully Yours
  • W. B. Hodgson Esquire                              Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
2 William Ballantyne Hodgson (1815- 80; DNB), educationist and writer; secretary of the Liverpool Mechanics' Institute 1844, and Principal 1844–7.
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3 Almost certainly Richard Vaughan Yates (1785–1856), younger brother of Joseph Brooks Yates and of John Ashton Yates MP (see To Mrs CD, 26 Feb 44, fn), one of the founders of the Institute (Memorials of the Family of the Rev, John Yatesy collected by Samuel Ashton Thompson Yates, privately printed, 1890).
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