… it is highly desirable—above all things—that you should now get to the Short Hand. If you can begin with me here at 10 tomorrow morning, do.
Letter to Arthur Stone, 20 November 18591
On 18 November 1859, Charles Dickens met the illustrator Frank Stone in Tavistock Square. Frank, his friend and neighbour, was suffering from a heart condition. After he had ‘walked about with him for a little while at a snail’s pace, cheering him up’,...
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