London, South Kensington
28 May 1999
CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870); CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (1832-1898)
CHARLES READE (1814-1884); WILLIAM COBBETT (1763-1835) & OTHERS
Autograph letter signed ("Charles Reade"), to an unnamed gentleman [but most probably the Rector of Willesden Church] from 19 Albert Gate, Knightsbridge, 2pp., oblong 8, 20 September, n.y. [but 1879]. Thanking him for letting him "lie in your churchyard...in a village and not in a London cemetry". Discussing a very dear ailing friend.
One-page printed letter signed ("W.Cobbett"), to an unnamed gentleman, from London, 4, 25 February 1820. Requesting a donation of (700 to assist in his campaign as Candidate for the City of Coventry.
With a quantity of other letters of similar poetical or literary interest including two cut signatures ("Charles Dickens") and ("Yours truly ever C L Dodgson").
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Charles Reade died on 11 April 1884 and was buried in Willesden Churchyard beside his great friend Laura Seymour who died on 27 September 1879.
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