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Charles Dickens, 1812-1870
Literary File, Photography Collection

39 items

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Charles Dickens Literary File consists of 39 photographs, many of which are portraits of Dickens. Also included are photographic reproductions of illustrations for some of his works. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*All items are located at PH:LF:Dickens, C.


Item List

Accession / P No. Description
P1Carte-de-visite portrait of Dickens.
P2 Photographic postcard portrait of Dickens.
P6A-P6BPhotographic reproductions of page 1 of a copy of Dickens' The Pickwick Papers.
P7A-P7CPhotographic reproductions of an illustration with the caption: "First appearance of Mr. Samuel Weller."
P8Photographic reproductions of an illustration with the caption: "Martin Chuzzlewit / Balm for the wounded orphans."
P10Photographic reproduction of an article (1 page) titled "The Late Mr. Justice Talfourd."
P11Copy print of a group portrait of 17 people (mostly women and girls) on a lawn in front of a large house (Dickens and family on the lawn of Gad's Hill?).
P12 Mounted copy print of a view of a narrow city street.
P13A-P13B, P14-P20Carte-de-visite portraits of Dickens (P16 and P20 have his facsimile signature).
P21-P22Cabinet card portraits of Dickens (P21 is enlargement of P20).
P23A-P23B Photographic reproductions of drawings of 2 young men done on one sheet with Dicken's signature between them.
P24 Photographic reproduction of an engraving of Dickens in his study (printed backwards).
P25 Photographic reproduction of a drawing of an unidentified old woman with an inset portrait of Dickens.
P34A-P34B, P35 Photographic reproductions of the last page of a letter from Dickens to Lady Blessington (P35 is an enlargement of the signature only).
P39Photographic reproduction of a drawing of the character "Nicholas Nickleby."
P40-P41 Photographic reproductions of 2 illustrations by Everett Shinn for Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
P42 Photographic reproduction of an unidentified illustration by George Cruikshank.
P43-P44 Photographic reproductions of illustrations of street scenes.
P45-P46Cabinet card portraits of Dickens (identical, except that P46 is in better condition).
P47Photographic postcard portrait of Dickens.
P48Separate portraits of Sir Walter Scott (left) and Dickens (right) mounted together on 1 board.


Index of Photographers

Case & Getchell--P15
D. Appleton and Company--P14
Fredricks, Charles DeForest, 1823-1894--P19
J. Gurney & Son--P1, P17-P18
London Stereoscopic Co.--P16, P20
Mason (Philadelphia, Pa.)--P45-P46
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911--P21


Charles Dickens Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 12 July 2007)

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