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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Dates

  • Existence: 1812 - 1870

Biographical history

Charles Dicken (1812-1870) was an english writer.

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 in Portsmouth. At a young age he left school and worked in a factory due to his father's placement in debtors prison. He was a well known author who gained immense popularity in his lifetime. He wrote fifteen novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and articles, as well as lectured extensively. He also edited a literary jounral for twenty years. In April 1836 Dickens married Catherine Thomson Hogarth and together they had ten children. Dickens also helped found and manage a home for fallen women in the working class for ten minutes. Dickens died in June of 1870 after suffering a stroke.

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Wikipedia, via WWW, August 14, 2019 (Charles Dicken (1812-1870) was an english writer. Charles Dickens was born in 1812 in Portsmouth. At a young age he left school and worked in a factory due to his father's placement in debtors prison. He was a well known author who gained immense popularity in his lifetime. He wrote fifteen novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and articles, as well as lectured extensively. He also edited a literary jounral for twenty years. In April 1836 Dickens married Catherine Thomson Hogarth and together they had ten children. Dickens also helped found and manage a home for fallen women in the working class for ten minutes. Dickens died in June of 1870 after suffering a stroke.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Harrison Ainsworth carte-de-visite

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 273
Scope and Contents

Carte-de-visite photograph of William Harrison Ainsworth, incribed by Ainsworth with a note to Charles Dickens dated Feb. 8, 1866.

Dates: approximately 1866

David Bickersteth Magee photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 268
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 15 photographs of Victorian personalities, including Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, Queen Alexandra, and some of the child friends of Charles Dodgson.

Dates: approximately 1860-1940

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