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Dickens, Charles
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO RICHARD CREED
thanking him for his "attention and consideration", explaining his party's travel plans ("... one of the party certainly, and two possibly, may have to go down by the express train tomorrow morning, and ... the Sunday party will undergo that much diminution..."), and confirming that he will pay for the tickets the following morning, 2 pages, 8vo, blue ink and light blue paper, Victoria Hotel [Euston Square], 23 July  1847, docketed on integral blank
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Catalogue Note

In 1847 Richard Creed (see previous lot) was Joint Secretary of the London & North Western Railway. This follows on from a letter the previous day, in which Dickens had asked to reserve four first-class carriages to convey his theatrical troupe, the Amateur Players, to Manchester on the morning of Sunday 25 July (see The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume Five, p.132). Dickens is here arranging the trip to Manchester and Liverpool that he later recounted in Mrs Gamp's voice in "Mrs Gamp with the Strolling Players" (see lot 105).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London