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Charles Dickens collection of papers

Charles Dickens collection of papers, [1833]-[1975] bulk ([1833]-1909).
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Dickens [Text]Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320


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1,179 items.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Charles Dickens was a British novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials is from Henry W. and Albert A. Berg, W. T. H. Howe, and Owen D. Young. Much of this and other materials were previously owned by Jerome Kern, B. W. Matz, Frederick William Cosens, Harry Glemby, Herschel V. Jones, M. C. D. Borden, George Barr McCutcheon, and Roderick Terry, Esther Leech, C. R. Leslie, Miss M. A. Browne, Eve Clendenin, Richard Henry Stoddard-Howe, Mrs. Rebecca Ball Wilson, Thomas Hatton, Hobart F. Cole, and William H. MacAfee. R. H. Barham's holograph notebook and commonplace book was a gift of Mr. & Mrs. Donald F. Hyde in honor of Dr. Albert A. Berg.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Will microfilm;
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Dickens
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Charles Dickens collection of papers, [1833]-[1975] bulk ([1833]-1909).
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, diaires for 1867 and 1868, notebooks for 1843 through 1870, financial and legal documents, portraits and pictorial works. There are a number of pen and ink, watercolor, and pencil drawings of illustrations for Dickens' novels by H. K. Browne, John Leech, J. C. Clarke, Frederic Pailthorpe, and George Cruikshank. The manuscripts include drafts and passages from novels, stories, poems, scenarios, captions, essays, and miscellaneous autograph material of the author, as well as essays, plays, bibliographies, lectures, and other manuscript material about the author from George Bentley, Richard Bentley, Wilkie Collins, Vladimir Nabokov, and others.
The correspondence includes letters, dating from [1833] to 1870, by the author to Richard Bentley, the Reverand W. H. Brookfield, Robert Browning, George Cattermole, William F. De Cerjat, Chapman and Hall, Wilkie Collins, George Cruikshank, Peter Cunningham, his brother Frederick Dickens, George Dolby, Professor C. C. Felton, James T. Fields, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell, Georgina Hogarth, Leigh Hunt, Washington Irving, Frances Maria Kelly, Walter Savage Landor, Emile de la Rue, Mark Lemon, George Henry Lewes, Charles Mackay, Daniel Maclise, Thomas Mitton, Edgar Allan Poe, David Roberts, Clarkson Stanfield, Thomas Noon Talfourd, Sir James Emerson Tennent, William Makepeace Thackeray, Frances Trollope, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, W. H. Wills, and others. Also included are letters relating to the author, dating from 1836 to [1975], between various correspondents including Alfred Ainger, Alexander Macmillan, Richard Harris Barham, George Bentley, Richard Bentley, George Cruikshank, Washington Irving, Georgina Hogarth, W. M. Rossetti, Frederic G. Kitton, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens Jr., Henry F. Dickens, and others. Present, also, are letters to Dickens from Richard Bentley, George Cruikshank, Walter Savage Landor, E. S. Morgan, A. P. Watt and Son, and others, dating from [1836?] through 1891.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Charles Dickens was a British novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist.
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Processing Action
Will microfilm; 20080603
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Ainger, Alfred, 1837-1904.
Barham, R. H. Dalton (Richard Harris Dalton), 1815-1886.
Bentley, George, 1828-1895.
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871.
Brookfield, William Henry, 1809-1874.
Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882.
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889.
Cattermole, George, 1800-1868.
Cerjat, William F. De.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Cunningham, Peter, 1816-1869.
Dickens, Charles, 1837-1896.
Dickens, Frederick William, 1820-1868.
Dickens, Henry F. (Henry Fielding), Sir, 1849-1933.
Dolby, George, -1900.
Felton, C. C. (Cornelius Conway), 1807-1862.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865.
Hogarth, Georgina, 1827-1917.
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
Kelly, Frances Maria, 1790-1882.
Kitton, Frederic George, 1856-1904.
Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864.
La Rue, Emile de.
Leech, John, 1817-1864.
Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870.
Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878.
Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889.
Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870.
Macmillan, Alexander, 1818-1896.
Mitton, Thomas.
Morgan, E. S.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Pailthorpe, F. W. (Frederic W.)
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Roberts, David, 1896-1864.
Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919.
Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867.
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, 1795-1854.
Tennent, James Emerson, Sir, 1804-1869.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Trollope, Frances Milton, 1780-1863.
Trollope, Thomas Adolphus, 1810-1892.
Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880.
Berg, Albert Ashton, 1872-1950. Former owner
Berg, Henry W., 1858-1938. Former owner
Borden, Matthew C. D. (Matthew Chaloner Durfee), 1842-1912. Former owner
Browne, M. A. Former owner
Clendenin, Eve. Former owner
Cole, Hobart F. Former owner
Cosens, F. W. (Frederick William), 1819-1889. Former owner
Eccles, Mary Hyde Eccles, Viscountess, 1912-2003. Donor
Glemby, Harry. Former owner
Hatton, Thomas. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Hyde, Donald, 1909-1966. Donor
Jones, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1861-1928. Former owner
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. Former owner
Leech, Esther. Former owner
Leslie, C. R. Former owner
MacAfee, William H. Former owner
Matz, B. W. (Bertram Waldrom), 1865-1925. Former owner
McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Former owner
Stoddard-Howe, Richard Henry. Former owner
Terry, Roderick, 1849-1933. Former owner
Wilson, Rebecca Ball. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son.
Chapman and Hall.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Dickens [Text]
*Z-10344 [Microfilm]
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