[Letter, 1844 April 3, London to Charles T. Parsons] [manuscript].,  | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
A note found among the papers of Isabella Parsons, daughter of the recipient, after her death in 1946. Consists of the autograph signature of Dickens, his address "1 Devonshire Terrace York Gate Regent's Park.", the date "Third April 1844", and the following note: "For C.T.P. with Mr Dickens' compliments. But Mr Dickens begs to add that he is not in the habit of replying to any correspondent who addresses him anonymously; having a very great objection to that mode of communication."
Title supplied by cataloger.
Laid in is an envelope of later date and a modern transcription.
Provenance: Found among the papers of Isabella Parsons in 1946 -- Acquired between 1946 and 1956 (?).
Former shelfmark: MS 4150 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Former shelfmark: x B. D548d1p (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Formerly cataloged under the title: Autograph note, signed, to "C.T.P.," i.e. Charles T. Parsons.