English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
Autograph letter signed (ALS) “Charles Dickens”, one page, 4.5×7, Gad’s Hill Place stationery, June 28, 1868, to his attorney Frederic Ouvry, in full:
Twenty Eighth June 1868
My Dear Ouvrey
Thanks for your letter. I have told my son by this post that you recommend my doing nothing at present, except giving him some supply for current expenses. I had sent him at the same time £50 which will enable him [?] his establishment and pay his way as he goes on.
In very good condition, folds.
Fantastic letter showing Dickens, late in life, trying to help his son.