To Thomas Noon Taulford, 11 April 2016


To T. N. TALFOURD, [?LATE 1838 – 11 DECEMBER 1839]

MS Classic Bindings Ltd. Date: handwriting supports 1838-9; before 12 Dec 39, when CD moved to Devonshire Terrace.

Doughty Street / Wednesday1 Morning

My Dear Talfourd.

I CAN’T.2 I have refused two invitations, without counting yours. hat would have been nothing however, for I would ave gladly come to you when I would go nowhere else. But I am engaged at home, and have been for a fortnight and it is out of my power to make any new arrangements now.

Mr Sergeant Talfourd

Always faithfully Yours  



  • 1. CD wrote “Thu” and overwrote with “We”.
  • 2. Underlined with two short strokes.