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Charles Dickens papers, circa 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, circa 1840-1870
Physical Description 7.5 linear feet (350 items in 2 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes, 5 oversized folders, mapcase)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

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

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Accruals

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Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from the Dramatic Museum, 1972.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Dramatic Museum. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1972. Accession number--M-72.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

August 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Charles Dickens papers, 1840-1870


Original Dickens Letters:



Box 13V Shared MS 1 Dickens, Charles to G. W. Putnam, New York, 1 March 1842, 1 folder; (1 page a.l.s.)

Gift of Leo Pollack, 1972


Box 13V Shared MS 1 Dickens, Charles to Lewis Gaylord Clark, London, 30 July 1845, 1 folder; (1 page a.l.s.)

Gift of Leo Pollak, 1972


Box 13V Shared MS 1 Dickens, Charles to Frederic Ouvry, London, 25 June 1868, 1 folder; (1 page a.l.s.)


Original Dickens Documents:


Box 13V Shared MS 1 Dickens, Charles. Envelope Addressed to James T. Fields, 1 folder; (1 page, autographed document)

(Removed from: Macready's Reminiscences, London, 1875)


Box 13V Shared MS 1 Dickens, Charles. Check, 6 October 1860, 1 folder; (1 page, autographed document signed)



Box 1 Correspondence, portraits, printed materials



Box 2 Materials relating to the works of Dickens

Miscellaneous. Materials by and about Dickens, Portraits and Drawings, Miscellaneous Pictures, Unidentified



Flat Box 438 Engravings and prints of Charles Dicken, 2 folders


Miscellaneous material by and about Dickens, 3 folders



Box 14-P-4 Portraits and drawings, 2 folders


Box 14-P-4 Miscellaneous pictures


Box 14-P-4 Unidentified materials


Playbills of dramatic versions of Dicken's works and additional oversized illustrations


Playbills of dramatic versions of Dicken's works and additional oversized illustrations