This exhibition and the project as a whole would not have been possible without our museum and library partners, the efforts of the Dickens Decoders, the contributions of our academic network, funding provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UKRI, and the support of the University of Leicester and University of Foggia.
A full list of project acknowledgements is available on the Dickens Code website. Here we would like to offer particular thanks to those involved in supporting and preparing the exhibition:
- Emma Harper and Frankie Kubicki at the Charles Dickens Museum, London.
- Joe Shemtov at the Rare Books Department, Free Library of Philadelphia.
- John Hodgson at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, University of Manchester.
- Philip Palmer and Marilyn Palmeri from the Morgan Libary and Museum, New York.
- Simon Dixon and Ian Swirles from the Special Collections department, University of Leicester.
- Catherine Yvard from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
- The Dickens Decoders - the amazing volunteers who gave their time and energy to the tricky task of deciphering Dickens's shorthand. Contributions to individual transcripts are noted in our 'Deciphered Shorthand' exhibit and on the 'Roll of Honour'.
- Mark Dickens, who allowed us to share the shorthand inscription from Dickens's Pocket Diary.
- Sophie Dickens, for allowing us to share her page of Henry Dickens's shorthand characters.
- Emily Bell, who advised on Omeka.
- John Drew, who wrote the Foreword.
- Dominic Gerrard, who provided the audio recordings.
Special thanks also go to members of the Centre for Victorian Studies at the University of Leicester, particularly Hannah Burden, who assisted with exhibition preparation and design, and Elliot Andrews, Azza Hussen, Amber Vella, and Lisu Wang, who provided invaluable feedback.