"90 Gloucester Place, Portman Square. 25th June 1883." To James F. Rodgers
VMSS Folder 46
A.L.S. Together with a postscript of a letter from Dickens to Collins signed "C.D." on Gad's Hill Place stationary. A highly interesting memento of these two great Victorians. Rodgers had asked Collins for Dickens' autograph and this is the reply, enclosing postscript. ". . . His letters to me are almost invariably signed in initials only. The few full signatures that I once possessed have been devoured by ravenous collectors of autographs. In January 1862 I was engaged in writing "No Name" and was at a loss to find a title which satisfied me. The numbers at the top of Dickens's postscript relate to a list of titles he kindly suggested. . . . Dickens' note reads: I like best Nos 1- 8 - 10 - 22 - 23 and 26. Let me hear from you between this and Thursday morning inclusive at Radley's Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. Kind regards, Ever affect CD.