Charles Dickens 1862 Envelope Signed – To His American Publisher in Boston


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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.

Hand-addressed and signed mailing envelope, 4.75 x 2.75, addressed by Dickens to “James T. Fields Esq. / Office of the Atlantic Monthly / Boston / Mass: / U.S. of America” and signed in the lower left, “Charles Dickens”. Postmarked in the upper right, London, October 2, 1862 and Boston, October 15. Verso with nearly complete “C.D.” red wax seal intact.

In very good condition, mounting remnants on verso.

James T. Fields, The Atlantic’s second editor-in-chief, was a good friend of Dickens.  He was the American publisher of some of the best-known British writers of his time.