To Robert Hogarth Patterson, 25 January 1861

Period: 
1861-1870

To R. H. PATTERSON,1 25 JANUARY 1861

MS Messrs Bonhams Auctions, London, June 2011.

OFFICE OF ALL THE YEAR ROUND,

Friday Twenty Fifth January 1861.

My Dear Sir

I beg to thank you for your note and for its accompanying copy of The Press2—which I need scarcely tell you, was very agreeable and gratifying to me. I shall be here next Tuesday between 12 and 1 and between 2 and 3. Early in February I shall bring my family to London for the Season, and (if it should not be convenient to you to call on Tuesday) will leave my private address card at your office. It will give me great pleasure to see you.

R. H. Patterson Esquire

Believe me | Ever Faithfully Yours

 CHARLES DICKENS

  • 1. Robert Hogarth Patterson (1821-86; Dictionary of National Biography), journalist and miscellaneous writer; Catherine Dickens’s cousin: see further Pilgrim Letters 9, p. 183, n.1. He clearly remained on amicable terms with CD after the separation from Catherine.
  • 2. Patterson became editor and subsequently proprietor of the Press, 1858-65, a London weekly newspaper (1853-84), founded by Disraeli: see further Pilgrim Letters 9, p.183, n.2.