Letter of Charles Dickens

Language: English
Origin: England, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
Date: Thursday 15 October 1868
Material: Paper (factory made)
Physical Description: 180 x 227 mm, folded in half for writing, un-ruled
Contents: Letter from Charles Dickens to Henry Fielding Dickens on his entering Trinity Hall
Script: Cursive
Provenance: Address given in Dickens’s hand as the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool (embossed letterhead ‘Gad’s Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent’ crossed through); Mr Christopher Charles Dickens (Trinity Hall 1957); his gift to Trinity Hall.
Notes: Sir Henry Fielding Dickens K.C., (1849 – 1933) sixth son of Charles Dickens, read Mathematics at Trinity Hall (1868 -1872); he was known as Henry Fielding while  student. He was called to the Bar in 1873 and had a distinguished legal career.
Bibliography: The Letters of Charles Dickens. M. House, G. Storey and K. Tillotson, gen. eds. Vol. 12, 1868 – 1870, G. Storey, ed. (2002) pp. 201 – 202

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