Gads Hill Place: 24 November 1869.
8 lines in blue ink on conjugate leaf of letterhead of The Times. 1 vols. 8vo. A Recommendation from Charles Dickens. Framed, double glass. About fine Published in Pilgrim Edition, vol. 12, on the basis of 1935 description in T.A. Madigan catalogue. Item #267671
Mowbray Morris (1819-1874), manager of The Times newspaper from 1847 to 1873, wrote Charles Dickens on 23 November 1869, thanking him for the “recommendation of Adolphus Trollope. It is an infinite comfort to a man who is charged with the difficult task of fitting holes with their appropriate pegs to have the assistance of any one so competent as you are. I think we shall give Mr. Trollope a trial …”
Dickens wrote a note on the blank, “My Dear Trollope, I received the note on the other side from Mowbray Morris this morning, and immediately post it on to you. Very affectionately yours, Charles Dickens,” signing with a fine flourish.
Dickens had written to Morris on 20 November; Trollope did not take up the position at The Times.
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