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2011.4140
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Letter from Charles Dickens to Mr Creed regarding a request for assistance from a man named Moore, claiming to know Mr Creed.

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Mr Charles Dickens presents his compliments to Mr Creed; and with many apologies for troubling him begs to say that he has received an application fro pecuniary assistance from a person named Moore, who represents himself to have been employed in the Police of the Birmingham railway and to have been once relieved by Mr Creed.

If Mr Creed will have the kindness to inform Mr Dickens - in one word: "yes", or "no" - whether this is true, and the man be a deserving object, he will very much oblige Mr Dickens.

1 Devonshire Terrace
York Gate Regents Park
Nineteenth July 1842.

Notes

Alan Cole
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-70) was an English novelist and social critic.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

This was one of the first three items that I purchased and were the foundation and inspiration for the MOW. I bought this item for five shillings (25p), as I was told it was written by his secretary. Only later was I told by an expert on Dickens that it was actually written by him.

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w: 113, h: 182, d: -