Charles Dickens Museum, London

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Charles Dickens Museum, London


Material from the archives of the Charles Dickens Museum, London, including the newly digitised Carlton papers.


Charles Dickens Museum, London


nineteenth century
twentieth century


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Brachygraphy shorthand

Collection Items

Carte-de-visite of Henry Fielding Dickens
A carte-de-visite of Henry Fielding Dickens

Daguerreotype of Charles Dickens
A side profile daguerreotype image of Charles Dickens

Dickens's shorthand copy of a letter sent to S. A. Chappell on 22 November 1867
Shorthand copy of a letter sent by Dickens to his American promoter S. A. Chappell in 1867

The Empty Chair by Luke Fildes
A sketch based on Luke Fildes's watercolour The Empty Chair by F. G. Kitton

Miniature of Charles Dickens aged 18
A painted miniature of Charles Dickens aged eighteen

Pencil Sketch of Tavistock House
A pencil sketch by F. G. Kitton of Tavistock House and immediate surroundings

Photograph of Ellen Ternan
A studio photograph of Ellen Ternan

Shorthand memo by Dickens written on the back of a letter from George Lovejoy, dated 29 May 1841
A shorthand memo in which Dickens outlines his reasons for declining Lovejoy's proposal to stand for a seat in Parliament. The surviving longhand letter is dated 31 May 1841.

Stereopticon photograph of Charles Dickens in 1867
A stereoscopic photograph of Charles Dickens in later life published by J. Gurney and Son

Thackeray's letter and Dickens's shorthand reply
A letter addressed to Charles Dickens from author William M. Thackeray with Dickens's reply noted in Brachygraphy shorthand
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