CHARLES DICKENS Autograph Letter Signed
British Novelist. ALS. 1p (with integral blank leaf). Gads Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent. Tuesday, Twenty Eighth April 1863. To William Woodall.
"Sir, I do not remember to have received any such communication from you as you describe in your letter dated four days since. As I have left Tavistock House these two years, it may have gone to my office in London and have been set aside by some mistake in the great accumulation of correspondence there. It is with regret that I convey to you the assurance of my inability to comply with the request of the Wedgewood Memorial Committee but I have already done all I can reasonably afford to do in such cases [?]. I am, Sir, faithfully yours". With good full signature.
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Original recipient's docketing note on verso of integral blank leaf. Fine.
From a 19th century collection made by William Woodall, the radical Liberal MP and one of the trustees of the Wedgewood Institute.