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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Novelist.
Autograph cheque signed, made out to George Brunt [head gardener at Gad's Hill] for £10, (very slight wear), 11 April 1870. The cheque is made out on the printed form of Coutts Bank, London, where Dickens was in residence on this day (see letter of this date in the Pilgrim edition).
According to the Pilgrim Edition of The Letters of Charles Dickens, vol 12, page 454, Dickens engaged George Brunt as head gardener at Gad's Hill in a letter dated 24 December 1869. There were 'four gardeners then employed; accoring to Joseph Daniells, taken on the previous autumn, aged 14, CD supervised everything himself'.
[No: 21545]

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