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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('CD') to his valet and dresser, [Henry] Scott, 1 page 8vo (slightly dust-stained), Gad's Hill Place, 19 July 1869. Concerning a proposed visit to America by the actor [Charles Albert] Fechter, on which Scott was to accompany him.
'I have spoken to Mr Fechter about you, Scott, and there is no doubt that if he does not go to America he will take your disappointment into consideration and make you some recompense. It is quite clear that he cannot know whether he is going or not until the expected Telegram or letter arrives.'
In the event the visit did take place and Scott went along. See The Letters of Charles Dickens, vol. 12, page 456. This letter is not published.
[No: 23404]

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