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Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Religion—Christianity—Protestantism; Dissenters, Religious
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Dickens wrote the following portion of 'The Doom of English Wills': from the opening to 'concedes some obstructed search' (p. 2).
Dickens may also have written most, or perhaps all, of the remainder of the article. His hand seems especially apparent in the following passages: from 'Up a narrow stair' to 'from the rubbish' (p. 3); from 'But, other treasures' (p. 3) to 'papier mache' (p. 4); from 'Thus, then' (p. 4) to the conclusion.
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, possesses a manuscript version in Dickens' hand of most of this article. The version which appeared in Household Words, with the exception of many minor changes and a few more substantial ones (see Appendix B [of Harry Stone, ed., Uncollected Writings from Household Words 1850-1859, Vol 1, Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968], is essentially the same as the manuscript up to the words 'concedes some obstructed search' (p. 2). After that, though the remainder contains some of the manuscript material, the two versions are quite different - the printed version being much longer. The details of Dickens' revisions and the strategy of the concluding elaboration may be studied in Appendix B.
Regarding this piece, Dickens wrote on 8 September 1850, to Wills:

I send you the beginning of our joint article on Cumming Bruce's theme. I have endeavoured to make it picturesque, and to leave the ground open for you ...
I don't like the name ['Ecclesiastical Registries'] I have given the subject. What do you think of The Fate of Wills, in England instead? Or something of that sort? If you will send the proof to me when you have done I will try to put a few lines at the end, so as to wind up with an effect. I think we shall make a great hit with the subject ...
Looking back to your letter, I observe that you speak of my letting you have 'the first article.' You understood, I suppose, that we agreed I should send you the opening of the first article for you to go on with?

It seems likely that Dickens wrote the entire 'first article' after all - though Wills may have supplied some of the facts and several of the paragraphs that went into the expanded last section: Dickens' massive share in this piece may have made Wills feel that it would be improper to include it in Old Leaves (see note to 'Valentine's Day at the Post-Office'). In any case, 'The Doom of English Wills' (parts I and II) were the only full-fledged articles putatively by Dickens and Wills (as recorded in the Contributors' Book) that Wills did not republish.
For the second article on this theme, see 'The Doom of English Wills: Cathedral Number Two.'

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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Gentle Words

28/9/1850

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Author Mark Lemon
Genre Poetry: Other i
Subjects Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Popular Culture; Amusements
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Authors William Blanchard Jerrold
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Author Mark Lemon
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
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Author William Howitt
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
United States—Description and Travel
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Genius and Liberty

28/9/1850

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Author Robert Hogarth Patterson
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Civilization—Ancient
Civilization—Classical
Great Britain—Politics and Government
National Characteristics; Nationalism
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Atlantic Waves

28/9/1850

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Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Scientic observations of William Scoresby, F.R.S.

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28/9/1850

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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1) The First Volume of Household Words.

2) The Household Narrative of Current Events.

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Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Religion—Christianity—Protestantism; Dissenters, Religious
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Dickens probably wrote the following portion of 'The Doom of English Wills: Cathedral Number Two': from the opening to 'without twopence' (p. 27).
Dickens seems also to have added touches to the remainder of the piece.
Concerning this article, Dickens wrote to Wills from Broadstairs on Tuesday, 17 September 1850: 'I will be at the office [of Household Words], please God, at eleven on Friday Morning; and if we have, as I fear we must have, in default of anything else, the second Will article in the No. I will write the introduction then and there.' Whether Dickens wrote the introduction 'then and there' is uncertain, but that he wrote the introduction seems clear.
Some of the facts and ideas in the introduction (and a number of the phrases incorporated therein) are sketched briefly in the two canceled paragraphs that conclude 'Ecclesiastical Registries,' Dickens' early manuscript version of the first of 'The Doom of English Wills' articles. A variorum version of the manuscript is printed in Appendix B [of Stone, 1968].
For the first article in this series, see 'The Doom of English Wills.'

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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Author William Allingham
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Ireland—Description and Travel
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Catholic Church
Religion—Christianity—General
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Authors Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Thomas Walker
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Author Edmund Ollier
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
London (England)—Description and Travel
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Fraud; Forgery; Deception; Betrayal—Fiction
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Europe—History
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
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Author Thomasina Ross
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Europe—Description and Travel
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Urbanization; Urban Life and Landscapes
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Johann Georg Kohl, Reisen in den Niederlanden (1850).

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Author Alfred Whaley Cole
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Africa—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Colonies—Commerce
International relations; International trade; Diplomacy;
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Slavery; Slaves; Slaves—Fiction; Slave-Trade
Transportation; Horse-Drawn Vehicles; Cab and Omnibus Service; Ballooning
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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Authors Thomas Stone
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Essay i
Subjects Accidents; Accident Victims—Fiction; Fires; Search and Rescue Operations; Natural Disasters; Disasters; Disaster Relief
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
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John Flint South, Household Surgery; or, Hints on Emergenices (prob. 1850)

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5/10/1850

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Advertisement for the First Volume of Household Words
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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
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