Item #346680 Autograph letter signed, with his initials, to his servant John Thompson. Charles Dickens.

Letter from Dickens to his Servant

Autograph letter signed, with his initials, to his servant John Thompson.

London: December 17, 1865.

Price: $2,500.00


About the item

1p., single sheet of Dickens’s Gad's Hill Place letterhead. With the original envelope addressed in his hand and signed within the address. With a recent letter regarding provenance, as well as typescript transcription. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Letter from Dickens to his Servant. Old folds.

Item #346680

ALS from Charles Dickens to his servant of twenty years, John Thompson, informing him that Dickens wouldn't be able to attend a dinner with Lady Molesworth and providing instructions. A few weeks after the letter was written, Thompson was found to have been stealing money from Dickens' magazine, 'All the Year Round' and discharged, though Dickens set him up in a small business afterward.