Charles Dickens letters

Charles Dickens letters

The Victorian British novelist Charles Dickens was a prolific writer in anybody’s terms, and this includes the many letters that he wrote. A small number of new Dickens letters (there are numerous collections of his letters in different museums and archives) have just been made available to researchers via the Charles Dickens Museum in London. They are to a range of correspondents and span a number of decades. One is particularly interesting as it laments that Sunday postal services were being stopped in the area where Dickens was then living and  has a prophetic ‘it’s all becoming much less efficient‘ tone to it. Those were the days, when London had a number of deliveries and collections each and every day. But then, what was seen as London was much smaller and more compact, and in rural areas things were very different. An interesting BBC report of these letters, with links to a number of other reports of Dickens’ letters, will be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62718711

Last updated: 1 September 2022


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