To MESSRS BROOKES & SONS, 15 May 1851

Period: 
1851-1860

To MESSRS BROOKES & SONS,1 15 MAY 1851

MS Private. On mourning paper.

London, Fifteenth May 1851.

Dear Sirs

I beg to send you the book,2 which I find has been delayed by a mistake. Pray receive it with every assurance of my good will and esteem.

 

Messrs Brookes

Faithfully Yours

 CHARLES DICKENS

  • 1. John Brookes, 16 Mulberry Street, Sheffield. Dressing-case instrument manufacturer and cutler.
  • 2. David Copperfield. Messrs Brookes had written to CD about the appearance of their name (“Brookes of Sheffield”) in Ch. 2 of Copperfield. They sent CD a case of cutlery and CD in return offered his own copy of Copperfield (see To Messrs Brookes and Sons, 25 Apr 51; Pilgrim Letters 6, p. 362).