Autograph letter signed : Higham, to William Macready, 1866 Feb. 2.

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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Higham, to William Macready, 1866 Feb. 2.

Autograph letter signed : Higham, to William Macready, 1866 Feb. 2.

Discussing the difficulties of settling on a reading schedule, and mentioning a successful reading in Islington. Mentioning the health of his family, referencing Charles Collins' recovery. Discussing a shipwreck and the theater. Discussing Macready's age and health, noting that Dickens doesn't dispute his right to be "a little (a very little, mind!) infirm," but jokingly noting that Forster is 84 and still "ferociously gouty," that Wilkie Collins is 77 "but very cheerful," and that Edwin Landseer "attained (by nerves) his hundred and twenty eighth birthday." Noting that he intends to write to Mrs. Macready to propose a visit and to Katie, "about her little book" [Devotional Lays, published 1869].

1 item (4 p.) ; 17.6 cm.

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