Autograph letter signed by Charles Dickens to the undertakers William Banting and Sons. The letter is one page, measures 4.75 by 4.5, and is in fine condition with minor foxing, a small tear to the top left, and having been mounted to a piece of paper to an overall size of 6.75 by 6. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CHARLES DICKENS NOTIFYING UNDERTAKERS THAT HE PLANS TO ATTEND A FUNERAL HE ARRANGED FOR A CLOSE FRIEND. In October 1855, Dickens was summoned by Angela Burdett-Coutts, Dickens close friend who supported him in establishing a social reform house for fallen women named Urania Cottage, after Dr. William Brown died, the husband of Coutts long-term companion and a friend to Dickens. Dickens made arrangements for the funeral by planning the service, contacting invited mourners, and preparing the internment of the body. Four days before the funeral, in the present letter Dickens notifies the undertakers that he plans to attend the funeral: Mr Charles Dickens will be punctual in his attendance on the mournful occasion to which the letter of Messrs Banting and Sons refers. Tavistock House, Third November 1855.. The item “Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed Plans to Attend Funeral He Arranged” is in sale since Saturday, April 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “grayautographs” and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Signed by: Charles Dickens
- Autograph Authentication: Kotte Autographs & The Letters of Charles Dickens