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Autograph letter signed : Higham, to William Macready, 1866 Feb. 2.

Author: Charles Dickens; William Charles Macready
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of correspondence between Dickens and Macready, v. 2 (MA 107) item 68
Database:WorldCat
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Discussing the difficulties of settling on a reading schedule, and mentioning a successful reading in Islington. Mentioning the health of his family, referencing Charles Collins' recovery. Discussing a shipwreck and the theater. Discussing Macready's age and health, noting that Dickens doesn't dispute his right to be "a little (a very little, mind!) infirm," but jokingly noting that Forster is 84 and still  Read more...
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Named Person: Wilkie Collins; Charles Allston Collins; John Forster; Edwin Henry Landseer, Sir; Catherine Frances Birch Macready
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; William Charles Macready
OCLC Number: 489509059
Notes: Written on Gad's Hill Place stationery. Signed "CD." Docketed.
Part of a large collection of correspondence between Charles Dickens and William Charles Macready. Items in the collection are described separately; see MA 107 for more information.
Description: 1 item (4 p.) ; 17.6 cm

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Discussing the difficulties of settling on a reading schedule, and mentioning a successful reading in Islington. Mentioning the health of his family, referencing Charles Collins' recovery. Discussing a shipwreck and the theater. Discussing Macready's age and health, noting that Dickens doesn't dispute his right to be "a little (a very little, mind!) infirm," but jokingly noting that Forster is 84 and still "ferociously gouty," that Wilkie Collins is 77 "but very cheerful," and that Edwin Landseer "attained (by nerves) his hundred and twenty eighth birthday." Noting that he intends to write to Mrs. Macready to propose a visit and to Katie, "about her little book" [Devotional Lays, published 1869].

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