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Charles Dickens Correspondence

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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S.  to Mrs. Godfrey. London

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange. [London]

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Samuel R. Stacey. [Broadstairs, Kent, England]

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S  to Dr. Thomas Southworth Smith, London

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to Harvey S. Rogers

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S  to Mr. (George) Walker. [Broadstairs, Kent]

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to (Frederick Peper) Delmè Radcliffe. London

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S.  to  E. F. Saville. (London)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to Mr. Mills. London

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to Dr.[James] Wilson. London

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to New River Co. London

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to Messrs. Nathan. London

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to William J. Eastwicke. London

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Col. Travers

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to James Payn. Edinburg

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to James Payn. Hingham, by Rochester, Kent.

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to Messrs. Shillaber & Co. Hingham, by Rochester, Kent

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to Mr. Smyth. Hingham, by Rochester, Kent

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to William James Linton. London

Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L. to Mrs. Hertz. New York, N.Y.


Charles Dickens Correspondence, 1839-1867 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

By Kimberly Reynolds, February 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Charles Dickens Correspondence, 1839-1867Add to your cart.

Collection Identifier: MS Acc 29

Primary Creator: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Extent: 20.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1940. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence, Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Correspondence., Ragged schools.

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains twenty letters written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), that either discuss a variety of subjects, such as the Tavistock House theatricals, financial help for orphans, or the 'Ragged School Movement', or provides insight into his personal life, including the health of his wife, the cadetship for one of his sons, and his brother-in-law’s funeral expenses.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains twenty letters written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), that discuss a variety of subjects, among them details concerning the Tavistock House theatricals and rehearsals for "Turning the Tables", and the plight of the poor in England. In other letters, Dickens elicits help for orphans from the Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange, confirms or declines invitations, and expresses his interest in the Ragged School Movement. Also included in the correspondence are several letters that provide glimpses into Dickens’s domestic life, including the future cadetship for one of his sons and his wife’s health.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Correspondence.
Ragged schools.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Accruals: Purchase, 1942

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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As such, we cannot grant or deny permission to use copies of items held in our collections.

It is the sole responsibility of the user to make his or her own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law. Provision of a copy from the Boston Public Library should not be construed as explicit permission to use it for any particular reason.

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Acquisition Source: Donation and purchase

Acquisition Method: W. H. Miller (donation)

Related Materials:

Envelope addressed to James T. Fields dated 10 Apr 1869.  MS E. 9.4, 70-8

Selections of various books specifically associated with children. MS E. 9.1., No 94

White kid gloves presented to Mrs. Howard Ticknor in 1868. MS Eng. 315 (1)

Letter to Lydia Maria Child dated 28 Dec 1842. MS Ch. H. 11.15

Letter to Joseph Field dated 25 Jan 1842. MS KF, vol. 2, no. 144

A.L.S. to John Kenyon dated 21 May 1850. MS Ch. H. 11.19

A.L.S. to S. Arthur Chappell dated 7 August 1899. MS E. 9.4, 75-159

A.L.S. to Kate Field dated 2 January 1868. MS KF vol. 2, no 143

A.L.S. to Mrs. Howard Ticknor dated 21 April 1868. MS Eng. 315 (3)

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Kimberly Reynolds, February 2011.


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[Folder 1: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S.  to Mrs. Godfrey. London, 1839  October 3],
[Folder 2: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange. [London], 1843  May 28],
[Folder 3: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Samuel R. Stacey. [Broadstairs, Kent, England], 1843 September 12],
[Folder 4: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S  to Dr. Thomas Southworth Smith, London, 1843 February 1],
[Folder 5: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to Harvey S. Rogers, 1844 June 11],
[Folder 6: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S  to Mr. (George) Walker. [Broadstairs, Kent], 1850  August 19],
[Folder 7: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to (Frederick Peper) Delmè Radcliffe. London, 18  November 2],
[Folder 8: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S.  to  E. F. Saville. (London), 1846  March 18],
[Folder 9: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to Mr. Mills. London, 1852 January 22],
[Folder 10: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to Dr.[James] Wilson. London, 1852 March 8],
[Folder 11: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to New River Co. London, 1855 May 8],
[Folder 12: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to Messrs. Nathan. London, 1855  May 21],
[Folder 13: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to William J. Eastwicke. London, 1856 December 21],
[Folder 14: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Col. Travers, 1865  November 14],
[Folder 15: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to James Payn. Edinburg, 1856 September 29],
[Folder 15a: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to James Payn. Hingham, by Rochester, Kent., 1861 September 23],
[Folder 16: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L. to Messrs. Shillaber & Co. Hingham, by Rochester, Kent, 1861 October 21],
[Folder 17: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to Mr. Smyth. Hingham, by Rochester, Kent, 1862 July 18],
[Folder 18: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L.S. to William James Linton. London, 1865 March 21],
[Folder 19: Dickens, Charles,1812-1870. A.L. to Mrs. Hertz. New York, N.Y., 1867 December 27],
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Folder 2: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.S. to Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange. [London], 1843  May 28Add to your cart.
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