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Portrait taken in 1868 during Dickens's second visit to the US, by an American photographer called  Jeremiah Gurney (1812-86), who had a studio in Manhattan.

Charles Dickens

7/2/1812 — 9/6/1870

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Dickens, Charles I Mr. C. D., C. D., Charles Dickens, C. Dickens l, 1812-1870, novelist. Received little schooling. Worked as office boy in attorneys' office; learned shorthand. Became Parliamentary and general reporter; on reporting staff of Mirror of Parliament, True Sun, Morning Chronicle. Contributed sketches to Monthly Magazine (first published sketch, 1833), Morning Chronicle, Evening Chronicle, Bell's Life in London; contributed occasionally to other periodicals. Edited Bentley's Misc., 1837–39. Established Daily News; edited the paper, Jan.–Feb. 1846. Established H.W.; edited H.W., 1850–59; and its successor, A.Y.R., 1859 to his death. Published Pickwick Papers, 1836–37; thirteen other novels and the incomplete Edwin Drood, also Christmas books, some volumes of sketches, two travel books, some dramatic pieces. Organized theatricals; gave readings based on his works.

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Francis Jeffrey Dickens

15/1/1844 — 11/6/1886

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Third son of Charles Dickens.

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Sidney Dickens

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Charles Culliford Boz Dickens

6/1/1837 — 20/7/1896

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Eldest son of Charles Dickens and Catherine Hogarth. In 1869 he became the sub-editor of All the Year Round and then in 1870 he became editor after his father's death.

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Edmund Saul Dixon

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Dixon, Edmund Saul l The Revd. J. Dixon, Dixon, E. S. Dixon l, 1809-1893, divine, misc. writer. Born in Norwich. B.A. Cambridge, 1831; M.A. 1834. Ordained deacon, 1832; priest, 1833 (Alumni Cantab.). Rector of Intwood with Keswick, Norfolk, 1842 to his death; resided some time at Guînes, Pas-de-Calais, where he died. Contributed to Gardeners' Chronicle, Bell's Weekly Messenger, Quart. Rev., Titan, Cornhill, and other periodicals. Author of Ornamental and Domestic Poultry, 1848; The Dovecote and the Aviary, 1851; Pigeons and Rabbits, 1854; Flax and Hemp, 1854; The Kitchen Garden, 1855; The Flower Garden, 1856; the first two books under his own name, the others under pseudonym "E. Sebastian Delamer" or "Eugene Sebastian Delamer", joint author, with his wife, of Wholesome Fare, or The Doctor and the Cook "By Edmund S. and EIlen J. Delamere," 1868.

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Henry Hall Dixon

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Dixon, Henry Hall I Henry Dixon l, 1822-1870, sporting writer. Educated under Dr. Arnold at Rugby. B.A. Cambridge, 1846. Articled to firm of solicitors, Doncaster; there became intimate friend of the sporting writer James White [also a H.W. contributor], through whom he made the acquaintance of sporting worthies and was influenced to become writer on the turf. Admitted at Middle Temple, 1848; called to the bar, 1852 (Notable Middle Templars); for a time went the Midland Circuit. Turned to writing for a livelihood. Wrote for Bell's Life in London (the editorship of which was offered him in 1852), Doncaster Gazette, Sporting Review, Sporting Magazine, lllus. London News, Mark Lane Express, Gent. Mag., Daily News, and other periodicals. Some of his books first appeared in part in periodicals. Author, as "The Druid," of The Post and the Paddock, 1856; Silk and Scarlet, 1859; Scott and Sebright, 1862; Saddle and Sirloin, 1870. Also author of A Treatise on the Law of the Farm, 1858; Field and Fern, 1865.

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George Dodd

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Dodd, George I Dodd, G. Dodd l, 1808-1881, misc, writer. Wrote numerous articles for the various cyclopaedias and other publications brought out by Charles Knight; edited for him the Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations, 1851. Dodd's "careful observation and his punctual industry," wrote Knight, made him "one of the most useful contributors to serial works" (Passages of a Working Life, II, 222). Collected various of his articles in book form. Wrote for serial publications of the publishers Chambers and compiled various works for them. His writings include Days at the Factories, 1843; The Curiosities of Industry, 1852; The Food of London, 1856; Where Do We Get It, and How Is It Made?, 1862; Railways, Steamers, and Telegraphs, 1867; also two historical works.

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

27/1/1832 — 14/1/1898

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Author, mathematician, photographer and deacon. Educated at Rugby and Oxford, B.A., 1854. Lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church College from 1855. Ordained deacon in December 1861. Best known works include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), and The Hunting of the Snark (1876).  Collected his poetry in Phantasmagoria and other Poems (1869), Rhyme? and Reason? (1883), and Three Sunsets and other Poems (1898). Published variously in Whitby Gazette, the Comic Times, The Train, College Rhymes, Temple Bar, Punch, Fun, Vanity Fair, the Educational Times, the Monthly Packet, Aunt Judy's Magazine, and The Lady, as well as A.Y.R.

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A. W. Doubleday

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Doubleday, A. W., Esquire: See Dubourg, Augustus William.

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Douglas, William I Private Douglas l, soldier. Born in Lanarkshire; by trade a joiner. In 1845, at age eighteen, enlisted, in Dublin, in 1st Dragoons, transferring the following year to 10th Royal Hussars; served with that regiment in Ireland, England, India, the Crimea, and thereafter again in England. Twice promoted to corporal; on each occasion reduced to the ranks. On several occasions, from 1857 to 1861, forfeited regular pay by reason of absence; also forfeited good conduct pay. In 1858, at Aldershot, recorded as among "Soldiers in Confinement for Military and Civil Offences"; recorded confined in guard room and in military prison. In 1865, after twenty years' service, discharged at own request, in Cahir, Ireland, with rank of private (Muster Rolls, Public Record Office, London. Court-martial records not seen).

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P. Dowdall

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Dowdall, P. Address: Monivea, Ireland. Not identified. The parish records of Monivea contain no record of the contributor. Payment for the contribution ["Chip: An Anecdote of the Irish Poor Law" II, 94. Oct. 19, 1850] made by post-office order. 

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Dubourg, Augustus William, prob. l A. W. Doubleday, Esquire, 91. StanIey St., PimIico I, playwright. The Post Office London Directory for 1858, also for 1857, lists the Stanley St. address as that of Augustus William Dubourg, Esq. "A. W. Doubleday" would seem to be a pseudonym for A. W. Dubourg. Dubourg was author of Bitter Fruit, Vittoria Contarini, Angelica, and other plays; co-author, with Tom Taylor, of A Sister's Penance and New Men and Old Acres; with Edmund Yates, of Without Love. He contributed to periodicals, e.g., Once a Week, Temple Bar. He published two novels and two novelettes under the title Four Studies of Love, 3 vols., 1877.

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Lucie Duff-Gordon

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Duff-Gordon, Lady Lucie (Austin) I Lady Duff Gordon I 1821-1869, translator and author. Received little regular schooling; from a childhood stay in Germany spoke German like her native language; was taught Latin by her mother; showed interest in learning Greek; for a time attended a young ladies' school. In 1840 married Sir Alexander Duff-Gordon. Their home in Westminster was centre of brilliant circle of friends and acquaintances, English and foreign. Noted for her beauty and charm, her independence of mind and keen intellect. Because of her health, obliged to spend last years of her life in Egypt. Contributed to Bentley's Misc., Macmillan's, and other periodicals. Translated various works from the German and the French. Author of Letters from the Cape, 1864 (in Francis Galton, ed., Vacation Tourists); Letters from Egypt, 1865; Last Letters from Egypt, published posthumously.

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[?] Dulton

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Dulton. Not identified. The contributor recounts his ascent of Vesuvius ["Up Vesuvius" V, 235-36. May 22, 1852]; he states that he had previously done some climbing in Switzerland. 

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971 

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William Duthie

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Duthie, William I Duthie, Mr. Duthie I, goldsmith, writer. Born in London of working-class parents. Learned trade of goldsmith and became model workman. Studied at a Mechanics' Institution, later dedicating The Pearl of the Rhone to his Latin teacher, John Robson, in gratitude for Robson's efforts "to help poor youths, myself among the number, along the rugged path of knowledge." During a period of depression among London goldsmiths, went to Hamburg, where he worked for some months; then, as journeyman, knapsack on back, tramped through Europe, working at his trade. After three and a half years, returned to England; utilized his experiences and travels for his H.W. articles and thereafter for his Tramp's Wallet. Contributed verse and prose to Welcome Guest; also contributed verse, he stated, to Cornhill, A.Y.R., and "other popular serials." His sonnet in memory of Douglas Jerrold was included in The Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold. Published, in addition to A Tramp's Wallet and The Pearl of the Rhone, two novels: Counting the Cost, 1867, and Proved in the Fire. A Story of the Burning of Hamburg, 1867.

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Miss [?] Dutton

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Dutton, Miss. Not identified. Payment for the contribution ["The Legend of the Ladye's Cross" III, 181-82. May 17, 1851] made by post-office order. 

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R. E.

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R. E. See Murray, Eustace Clare Grenville

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Miss [?] Earle

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Earle, Miss. Not identified. In the Office Book, "The Orphan's Voyage Home" [Mr. Horne & Miss Earle I, 253. June 8, 1850] is accompanied by a memorandum that makes it clear that Horne was merely the reviser of the item despite the fact that his name stands first. The authorship ascription for "The Power of Mercy" [I, 323-25. June 29, 1850] is [Earle preceded by an indecipherable word, overwritten by a capital letter: perhaps a "H"? & W.H.W.]. It is reasonable to assume the two items, published in the same month, to be by one contributor. Payment for each was made by post-office order, the order for the prose item being on Croydon. Directories afford no help in identifying the contributor. She may be Miss Erle.

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Diplomat, Orientalist and Conservative Member of Parliament for Penryn and Falmouth (1868-1874).

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Joseph Ede

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Ede, Joseph I Joseph Ede, 17 Lansdowne Terrace, Caledonian Road; Ede I The Street Directory section of Kelly's Post Office London Directory, 1858, does not record a No. 17 at Lansdowne Terrace; the Court Directory sections of Kelly's directories, 1857-59, record no Joseph Ede. The only work by a Joseph Ede listed in the British Museum Catalogue is The Economy of Prayer, London, 1851, with preface dated from Highgate. The author of that work may be the H.W. contributor. The two items that the Office Book assigns to the contributor are, like The Economy of Prayer, the writing of an educated man: "Old Times and New Times" [VII, 251-54. Feb. 27, 1858] discusses the first number of the London Times; "A Very Old Gentleman" [Ede & W.H.W. XVIII, 369-72. Oct. 2, 1858] discusses the first number of the Gent. Mag.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971 

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