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    Autograph Letter Signed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Written from Dicken's Home at Devonshire Terrace

    [Charles Dickens]. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed recipient. [London: n.d., ca. 1842].

    "Dear Sir, / Desiring to see you / in reference to some literary / matter, and not knowing / at what hour you would be / most likely disengaged, I / write to ask if you could / call here during the day, / or would inform me when / I shall find you disengaged. / Yours truly / Henry W. Longfellow / At Mr. Dickens's / No 1. Devonshire Terrace / York Gate."

    One small octavo page (7.125 x 4.375 inches; 180 x 112 mm.) on the recto of half of a folded leaf. Written in black ink on white paper. Protected in a blue cloth folder.

    Dickens met Longfellow (1807-1882) during his first American visit in 1842 and the two became fast friends. Longfellow visited Dickens in London later in 1842 and stayed at Dickens's home at Devonshire Terrace. Longfellow visited Dickens in England again in 1856 and 1868. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

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