To Messrs. Fields Osgood and Co., 18 April 1870

Period: 
1861-1870

To MESSRS FIELDS, OSGOOD & CO.,1 18 APRIL 1870

Text from facsimile in Heritage Auction Galleries catalogue, June 2008.

5 Hyde Park Place London W.2

Monday Eighteenth April 1870

My Dear Sirs

I am very happy to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the fourth of this month, and to assure you without the least reserve that it entirely removes from my mind every vestige of any disagreeable impression left upon it by your former communication.3

Messrs. Fields Osgood and Co.

Believe me | Faithfully Yours

 CHARLES DICKENS

  • 1. American publishers, CD being personally friendly with James Thomas Fields (Pilgrim Letters 8, p.589n), partner in Ticknor, Read & Fields of Boston, later Fields, Osgood & Co.
  • 2. On Gad’s Hill notepaper.
  • 3. Relating to CD’s confusion over an agreement he had made with Fields, Osgood for the publication of Edwin Drood, rather than with Harper & Brothers, his previous publishers in America (see To Messrs Harper & Brothers, 22 Mar 70; Pilgrim Letters 12, pp. 494-5).