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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Charles] Barber, apparently a gardener or handyman at Gad's Hill Place, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper with autograph envelope, Gad's Hill, 13 November 1864. The letter is addressed to Barber at Heath House, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey (envelope a little soiled).

Informing Barber 'that no question whatever has arisen since you left here, and that everything in your department was found correct and in order.' Dickens continues by enquiring after his health and sending the regards of all at Gad's Hill. It would seem likely that the servant may have left the household for new employment elsewhere.

See The Letters of Charles Dickens, ed. House and others, 10, 1998, p. 457. One other letter to Barber, dated 9 November 1859, in which Dickens gives instructions for the house in respect of an incoming tenant (ibid., 9, p. 153).
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