To Percy Fitzgerald, 30 October 1869

Period: 
1861-1870

To PERCY FITZGERALD,1 30 0CTOBER 1869

Text from facsimile on eBay, January 2011.

OFFICE OF ALL THE YEAR ROUND,

Saturday Thirtieth October 1869

My Dear Fitzgerald

Make yourself quite easy. There is not the slightest need for hurry, and you can take your own time.2 I have a story in 2 parts still to place, in Nos. not yet made up.3 Until Wednesday4 and always

Faithfully Yours

CHARLES DICKENS

  • 1. Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1831-1925), novelist and miscellaneous writer. Prolific contributor to Household Words since July 1856. Published The Life of CD, 2 vols, 1905 and Memories of CD, 1913. See Pilgrim Letters 8, p. 616n.
  • 2. For problems for the All the Year Round printers, see To Fitzgerald, 19 Aug 1869; these now evidently resolved. Fitzgerald’s The Bridge of Sighs. A Yachting Story began in All the Year Round on 1 Jan 1870 and his Doctor’s Mixture on 4 June.
  • 3. Perhaps “The Legend of Dunblane”, All the Year Round, 20 & 27 Nov 69, N.S.II, 593 and 616.
  • 4. When CD was to be at the All the Year Round Office from 2 p.m.