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The Charles Dickens Collection, 1836-1896
- The Charles Dickens Collection
- 2 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Includes serial publications, original parts, proofs, photographs, and articles about the great English novelist, Charles Dickens. Most of the materials were produced during Dickens' life.
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
- Access Restrictions
This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Includes serial publications, original parts, proofs, photographs, and articles.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.
The Charles Dickens Collection, Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Arranged alphabetically by novel title, and by format and date for materials not associated with a specific novel.
Assembled by Paul Merchant and donated to Lewis & Clark College in 2011.
The collection will be periodically supplemented with similar materials by Charles Dickens.
Processed in 2012.
Other books by Dickens are housed with Special Collections Rare Books.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1.1||The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, proof cover||1836|
|1.2||Nicholas Nickleby, proof cover and 5 illustrations||1838|
|1.3||Martin Chuzzlewit, proof cover||Jan. 1843|
|1.4||Dombey and Son, proof cover||Dec. 1846|
Dombey and Son, no. 4
Chapters 17-19; London: Bradbury and Evans
David Copperfield, no. 1
Chapters 1-3; London: Bradbury and Evans
|1.7||Bleak House, 15 proofs for original plates||1852|
Bleak House, no. 1
Chapters 1-4; London: Bradbury and Evans
The New York Journal, vol. 2 part
Hard Times, chapters 7-10; New York: P.D. Orius
Household Words, vol. 9 no. 5
Hard Times, chapters 20-36; New York: T.L. McElrath and Co.
Little Dorrit, no. 3
Chapters 9-11; London: Bradbury and Evans
>Harpers's New Monthly Magazine, vol. 8 no.
Little Dorrit, chapters 5-18
|1.13||A Tale of Two Cities, proof cover||1859|
|1.14||Our Mutual Friend, proof cover||May 1864|
Our Mutual Friend, no. 1
Partial copy, chapters 1-4; London: Chapman and Hall
The Leisure Hour Library, vol. 3 no.
Our Mutual Friend, entire novel; New York: F.M. Lupton
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, no. 1
Chapters 1-5; London: Chapman and Hall
Household Words, vol. 8 no. 176
1 original copy, 1 photocopy
Household Words, part 91 nos.
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices (not by Dickens)
|2.3||Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions, the Extra Christmas Number||Dec. 1865|
Mugby Junction, the Extra Christmas
Contains 8 stories, 4 by Charles Dickens: "Barbox Brothers"; "Barbox Brothers and Co."; "Main Line: the Boy at Mugby"; "No. 1 Branch Line: The Signalman"
"The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices"; "Hard Times"; "New Work of Fiction"
|2.6||Charles Dickens, portrait||1839|
|2.7||Charles Dickens, portrait photograph||c. 1868|
Emlyn Williams as Dickens
|2.9||book jacket for The Disappearance of Edwin Drood, by Peter Rowland, cover||1991|
|2.10||book jacket for Dickens, Drood, and the Detectives, by Ray Dubberke, cover||1992|
The Illustrated London News
Illustration and brief description of Dickens reading
Harper's Weekly, a Journal of Civilization,
vol. 4 no. 204
Great Expectations, chapters 1-3
Article titled "Mr. Charles Dickens's New Reading"
Every Saturday, an Illustrated Journal of
Choice Reading, vol. 1 no. 15
Article on Dickens, illustrations, and chapters 1-2 of The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Portrait of Wilkie Collins
|3.6||Sheet Music for Dombey and Son
"What Are the Wild Waves Saying?", a duet between Paul and Florence; music by Stephen Glover; Boston: F. Trifet
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Novelists, English -- 19th century
- Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870