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Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Charles Ward, 1864 Jan. 14.

Author: Wilkie Collins; Charles Ward
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of letters from Wilkie Collins to Charles Ward (MA 3151)
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Thanking Ward for the letter of credit and snuff, and discussing the confusing currency in Italy. Noting that Caroline [Graves] is feeling better, and that Caroline junior (Harriet Graves) "astonishes the Roman public by the essentially British plumpness of her cheeks and calves." Describing how Collins "encountered the Pope yesterday," mentioning that as the Pope was driven by in his coach he was "comforting  Read more...
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Named Person: Caroline Graves; Harriet Graves; William Makepeace Thackeray
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Wilkie Collins; Charles Ward
OCLC Number: 435594247
Notes: Written from the Hotel des Iles Britanniques. Signed "Ever yours W.C."
Caroline's daughter Harriet is also known in Collins's correspondence as "Caroline Junior" or "Carry."
Part of a collection of 86 letters from Wilkie Collins to Charles Ward. Items in this collection are described in individual records (MA 3151.1-86).
Description: 1 item (4 pages) ; 16 cm

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Thanking Ward for the letter of credit and snuff, and discussing the confusing currency in Italy. Noting that Caroline [Graves] is feeling better, and that Caroline junior (Harriet Graves) "astonishes the Roman public by the essentially British plumpness of her cheeks and calves." Describing how Collins "encountered the Pope yesterday," mentioning that as the Pope was driven by in his coach he was "comforting himself with a pinch of snuff," and that this aroused in Collins a feeling "of sympathy with his holiness which no words can describe." Wishing Ward could be in Rome also, and expressing shock at the news of Thackeray's death.

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