Dickens, Charles, Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, the first leaf printed with the words Office Of All The Year Round A Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens; Tues 31 May 1859, London, to John Hollingshead. Matted, framed and engraved portrait of Dickens. Lower right corner pencil sketch of his eldest daughter.Handwritten beneath 1861, Mamie Dickens-Eldest Daughter in good overall condition.
Tuesday Dear Mr.Hollingshead I have given your letter my best consideration, and I hope you will believe that it would be a pleasure to me to accede to the...if my existing arrangements here reasonably admitted of my doing so. But they do not. Without entering into details that would make the fact as plain to you as it is to myself, I beg you to receive the assurance from me. at all times, I shall be most ready and willing to make money matters...to your convenience-to discuss with you on any subjects that may arise in your mind-to make your work as certain, as useful and as agreeable to you as it can be made. I hope my desire to render our connection most profitable and pleasant to you in all ways will for the time events-itself as to seem in place of your proposed arrangement. Let me add that I do not see any objection to your now collecting your...Believe me always faithfully yours Charles Dickens
25 1/4 X 16 3/4 inches framed