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Record 12083

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?I have read the several articles by Major Pryse Gordon, which I herewith return. Although they would possess considerable interest for military or naval gentlemen, I fear that to the public generally ? our public at all events ? they would present few attractions. Perhaps you will do me the favor to present my best compliments and thanks to Major Gordon and to suggest that the United Service Journal would be the best medium he could select for the publication of his papers. Beg him to understand distinctly that in returning them, I by no means question their merit, but merely express my opinion that they are not adapted to the pages of the Miscellany.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 24 Apr 1837
Country: England
Time: morning: Thursday
Place: city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Charles Dickens
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist/ Novelist
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Major Pryse Lockhart Gordon
Title: [articles]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History
Form of Text: Print: UnknownUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12083  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1
  Page: 255
  Additional comments: Graham Storey ed. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 255,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to Richard Bentley.



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