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Author Charles Knight
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
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From John Hooker, "The Lyffe of Sir Peter Carewe," Archaeologia, 1840. 

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A Flight

30/8/1851

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects France—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Railroads
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Dickens first travelled to Paris by the South Eastern Railway's new 'Double Special Express Service' in 1850, travelling overnight from London Bridge Station on 22/23 June and arriving in Paris at 8.45 a.m. He wrote to Forster: 'The twelve hours' journey here is astounding – marvellously done, except in the means of refreshment, which are absolutely none' (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 118). He went again (also overnight) on 10/11 February 1851 on HW business. He draws on memories of these journeys to convey what he later called, still in relation to this particular train service, 'that queer sensation born of quick travelling' (Pilgrim, Vol. VII, p. 464), but also, it seems, on those 'Paris-trip notes' of Will's (Wills had made a lightning visit to Paris on 28/30 July) that he said he was waiting for on 10 August.

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Author Harriet Martineau
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Church of England
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author Mr. [?] Harper
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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A Day at Waterloo

30/8/1851

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Author William Howitt
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects France—History
Great Britain—History
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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Lambs to Be Fed

30/8/1851

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Author James Hannay
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Author Theodore Alois William Buckley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Church of England
Religion—Christianity—General
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Authors Charles Dickens
Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Description and Travel
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Dickens probably wrote the following portions of 'One Man in a Dockyard': from the opening to 'any individual' (p. 554); the concluding paragraph.
Dickens may also have contributed to the following passages: from 'I was now' (p. 554) to 'an ordinary occurrence' (p. 555); from 'But the power' to 'reason and utility' (p. 556).
In addition, Dickens seems to have gone over Horne's contribution with considerable care.
Concerning this essay, Dickens wrote to Wills, on 30 July 1851:

The notion I think of trying with Horne is a kind of adaptation of an old idea l once had (when I was making my name) of a fanciful and picturesque Beauties of England and Wales. For I never look at the grimgriffinhoof 'Beauties' without thinking what might be done. I have not told Horne what my general idea is - I have a notion that it might be made a tremendous card for us - but I have proposed to him to come down with me to Chatham after the next play (on my way back) and take certain bits of the Dockyard and fortifications. Don't you think a Series of Places, well chosen, and described well, with their peculiarities and popularities thoroughly seized, would be a very promising Series? And one that people would be particularly likely to identify with me? ...
If I found the Chatham paper come out well, I would cast about for a way of making a splash with it, as a new branch of the H. W. [Household Words] Tree.

The series, as outlined, was never developed, but many years later, in 'Chatham Dockyard' ('The Uncommercial Traveller' [xxv]All the Year Round, 29 August 1863), Dickens again took in 'bits of the Dockyard and fortifications,' now as the Uncommercial Traveller. 'Chatham Dockyard' (reprinted in The Uncommercial Traveller, Second Series [1868]), echoes and amplifies the tone, the detail, and even the strategy of Dickens' contribution to 'One Man in a Dockyard.'
The division of labor in 'One Man in a Dockyard' was quickly settled. In 'Portraits and Memoirs' (Macmillan's Magazine, XXII [1870], 371) Horne described how he and Dickens went down to Chatham early one morning in order to have an entire day to gather material for the dockyard article. On arriving in Chatham, they ordered their evening meal, and then discussed their plans:

'Now,' said Mr. Dickens, 'this article will naturally divide itself into two parts, which we can afterwards dovetail together, viz. the works of the dockyard, and the fortifications and country scenery round about. Which will you take?' I at once replied, that the works of the dockyard seemed to me the most promising. He smiled, and said, 'Then we'll meet here again [at the place in Chatham where they had ordered dinner] at a quarter to five. I'm glad you make that choice, for this is a sort of native place of mine. I was a school-boy here, and have juvenile memories and associations all round the country outskirts.' The kindness and good nature, even more than the readiness for any kind of work, need no comment, How few literary men - how very few - would have suppressed a strong personal feeling on such an occasion, before the choice was made.

Dickens lived in the Chatham-Rochester region for five and a half crucial childhood years (1817-1823). During this period his father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office attached to the Chatham Dockyard. Much later, after purchasing Gad's Hill Place in 1856, Dickens again made the Chatham-Rochester region his home.

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

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Author Frederick Bayle St. John
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Inventors; Inventions
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Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author James Knox
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Arctic Regions; Arctic Regions—Description and Travel; Arctic Regions—Discovery and Exploration; Antarctica; Antarctica—Description and Travel; Antarctica—Discovery and Exploration
Great Britain—Commerce
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Sports; Games; Leisure; Pleasure; Hunting; Horse Racing; Gambling; Duelling
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Author Charles Knight
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author George Augustus Sala
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
London (England)—Description and Travel
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Author Richard Oliver
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
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——— per C.D. / prob. Richard Oliver

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Supposing [iv]

6/9/1851

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Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
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Advertisements

6/9/1851

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Subject Other
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Advertisement for the Third Volume of Household Words and for the Household Narrative of Current Events
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A Gallop for Life

13/9/1851

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Author Samuel Sidney
Genres Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Great Britain—Description and Travel
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Authors Sidney Laman Blanchard
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
France—Description and Travel
France—History
France—Politics and Government
France—Social Life and Customs
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Author George Meredith
Genre Poetry: Other i
Subject Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
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