Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Charles Dickens papers, 1840-1870

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0346
Bib ID 4078700 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Title Charles Dickens papers, 1840-1870
Physical Description 7.5 linear feet (6 boxes 2 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/14_DIA-DRA_03.pdf

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



A collection of letters, engravings, prints, portraits, caricatures, other illustrations, and printed materials relating to Charles Dickens. Among the letters is an autograph letter by Dickens and copies of several Dickens letters to the publishers Lea & Blanchard. Many of the illustrations are portraits of Dickens while others are illustrations for his novels and stories, including numerous illustrations of scenes from dramatic versions of his works as well as some playbills for these productions.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Dickens papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from the Dramatic Museum, 1972.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Caricatures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
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Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustration of books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lea & Blanchard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID