Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Alternative names
Birth 1812-02-07
Death 1870-06-09
English, French

Biographical notes:

Epithet: novelist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002c9

English writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of All the Year Round, 26 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C., to Frederick Lehmann, 1863 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125432

English novelist and publisher.

From the description of ALS : Broadstairs, Kent, to Mr. Cullenford, 1857 Aug. 2. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610950

From the description of ALS : Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent, to the editor of a journal, 1867 Sept. 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145507017

From the description of Tom Tiddler's ground : AMs fragment, [ca. 1861]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380651

Dickens died two weeks later, on June 9, 1870.

From the description of Letter, 1870 May 26, Higham by Rochester, Kent, to J.S. le Fanu [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367540

English novelist.

From the description of Letter, 1851, Mar. 13 : Devonshire Terrace, to Dr. Wilson. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35053585

From the description of Nicholas Nickleby : AMs portion and related material, [1838-189-?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145507010

From the description of Letter : to [John A.] Overs, 1844 May 10. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590193

From the description of Pickwick papers : AMs portion and related material, [1836-ca. 1882]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365143

From the description of Letter, [1839?] Nov. 14 : Doughty Street [London], to W[illiam] C[harles] Macready, [London?]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364786

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westminster Hotel, New York, to Richard Grant White, 1867 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870666

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Office of All the Year Round," London, to Charles Cole, 1860 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270877718

From the description of Dear Webster, 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367335036

Charles Dickens produced amateur theatricals at his Tavistock House Theatre in London. He assisted Wilkie Collins in writing "The frozen deep", managed the production, and played the part of Richard Wardour in the play. It opened in January 1857; June performances were to benefit the widow and daughter of Dickens's recently deceased friend, Douglas Jerrold.

From the description of Manuscripts related to "The frozen deep," [1856?]-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78729457

See Burkes Peerage for details on Marquess of Normanby.

From the description of Letter : to the Marquis of Normanby. 1840. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225794542

Charles Dickens was a British novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist.

From the description of Charles Dickens collection of papers, [1833]-[1975] bulk ([1833]-1909). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575730

The Strange Gentleman: Comic Burletta in Two Acts was produced on 29 September, 1836 at the St. James Theater and printed in 1837 by Champman & Hall. The Village Coquettes: A Comic Opera in Two Acts, the music by John Hullah, was printed for the St. James Theater in December 1836, by Richard Bentley.

From the description of The Strange gentleman and The Village coquettes: prompt books, 1836-1837. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 81868491

Author. Dickens' son, Alfred Dickens, migrated to Australia in 1865 and another son, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, came to Australia in 1869.

From the description of Letter to son Alfred [manuscript]. 1870. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225850823

Charles Dickens played the part of Capt. Bobadil in performances by "The Splendid Strollers" in 1847-8.

From the description of Ben Jonson's Every man in his humour : manuscript prompt book, [1847] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612700274

English author.

From the description of Letter to William Howitt [manuscript], 1846 February 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820137

From the description of Autograph manuscript playbill : [Liverpool], [1847 July]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870664

From the description of Collection : 1838-1870. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525237

From the description of Note fragment and newsclipping, [between 1840 and 1888]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57054223

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 16 March 1865, to E[dward] T[yrrell] Smith, 1865 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565833

From the description of ALsS : Gad's Hill Place, Higham, to William Hepworth Dixon, 1864. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316955

From the description of O'Thello : part of the Great Unpaid : AMs fragment, [1832 or 3]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610886

From the description of Letters : facsimiles : Higham, to the Pulvermacher Galvanic Company, 1870. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122684208

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Thomas Barge, 1842 Sept. 1 and 1842 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270877721

From the description of ALsS : to William Hepworth Dixon, 1849-1870. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442914

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Liverpool, to Fields, Osgood and Co., 1869 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270523128

From the description of Letters, ca. 1837-1866. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14967907

Charles Dickens, English novelist.

From the description of Charles Dickens manuscript material : 7 items, 1842-1851. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 173690889

Account book partially kept by English writer Charles Dickens, when employed as a lawyer's clerk in the office of Edward Blackmore, Gray's Inn, London. Dickens was 16 years old.

From the description of Petty cash book : manuscript, 1827-1829. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83016318

From the description of Petty cash book : manuscript, 1827-1829 [microform]. (Harvard University, Wadsworth House). WorldCat record id: 77703795

Dickens played Mr. Snobbington in a performance by "The Splendid Strollers" in 1847.

From the description of Mrs. Gore's A good night's rest, or, Two in the morning : manuscript promptbook, [ca. 1847] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612700294


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