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1863 Charles Dickens Autograph Signed Letter
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
One-page autograph letter signed by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist. In his brief letter, dated December 11, 1863 and penned on his personal stationery, Dickens writes: "Dear Mr. Holsworth, I send you the cheque for Mrs. Brough's money. I have drawn for L25. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens." Both Dickens' signature and text have been scripted in blue fountain pen and grade "9/10." Mrs. Brough was the widow of Robert Barnabas Brough, an English burlesque writer who died in 1860 at the age of thirty-two. Here, Dickens sends a cheque to be deposited on behalf of the Brough Trust for the dependents of Robert Brough. The letterhead reads "Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent" which was the address of Dickens' home from 1857 until his death. Charles Dickens, considered by many to be the finest English novelist of the Victorian period, is the author of such classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. A prominent social critic of his time, he also embarked on series of popular lecture tours throughout both Britain and the United States during his later years. He died at Gad's Hill Place on June 9, 1870. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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