To Frederic Ouvry, 18 May 1868

Period: 
1861-1870

To FREDERIC OUVRY,1 18 MAY 1868 

Text from facsimile in Heritage Book Shop Inc. undated catalogue.

OFFICE OF ALL THE YEAR ROUND,

Monday Eighteenth May 1868

My Dear Ouvry

On coming to town this morning I find your letter of Saturday,2 and send you enclosed a cheque for the balance of the loan to Fechter3 – £400. 

Ever Faithfully Yours

CHARLES DICKENS

  • 1. Frederic Ouvry (1814-81), of Farrer, Ouvry, 66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields; CD’s solicitor from 1856, and confidant in many of his business matters: see Pilgrim Letters 7, p. 273n.
  • 2. About Ouvry’s legal opinion on the action brought against Fechter (see next note) by his acting manager, Humphrey Barnett: see To Ouvry, 6 May & nn.
  • 3. Charles Albert Fechter (1824-79; Dictionary of National Biography), actor: see Pilgrim Letters 9, p. 405n.