To Charles Geach, 08 June 1849



MS Rose Geach. Address: Charles Geach Esquire | Birmingham and Midland Bank | Birmingham.

Devonshire Terrace. | Eighth June 1849.

My Dear Sir

Both Mrs. Dickens and I are exceedingly indebted to you for your kind letter, and wish it were in our power to accept your hospitable invitation, which it would give us great pleasure to do. But we have arranged with some friends to be down at the Seaside all August and September, and we are, therefore, not at our own disposal.

I regret very much not to have seen you when you were last in town, and can assure you that I shall be really happy to renew and improve our acquaintance.2 Mrs. Dickens begs me to send you her remembrances.

Charles Geach Esquire

My Dear Sir | Faithfully Yours


  • 1. Charles Geach (1808-54), junior clerk at the Bank of England in London and Birmingham; 1836 appointed manager of the newly-established Birmingham and Midland Bank. MP for Coventry, 1851-54. Involved in commercial and manufacturing enterprises, and increasingly with railway companies.
  • 2. CD presumably met Geach in 1848, when the Amateur Company acted in Birmingham, 6 and 27 June. CD was in Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, from 21 July to the end of September 1849.