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Collection Number: 11025-z

Collection Title: Charles Dickens Papers, 1860-1861; 1867

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Size 20 items
Abstract The collection includes 17 letters, including two to Dickens and fifteen to Edward J. Fraser, and two announcements apparently in Dickens's hand relating to a fund-raising effort to aid John Pyke Hullah (1812-1884), whose music school had burned in August 1860. Hullah, a composer and music teacher, was a long-time friend of Dickens, with whom he collaborated on an operetta produced in 1856 and other projects. Correspondents, many of whom wrote to agree to perform in benefit concerts, include Charlotte Sainton, Sir Julius Benedict, J. Sims Reeves, Sir Charles Halle, Charles Santley, and Francesco Berger. Also included in the collection is a carte-de-visite of the cast of "No Thoroughfare," Louis Lequel's adaptation of the book of the same name by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
Creator Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Dickens Papers #11025-z, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from John Wilson, Ltd., Witney, Oxfordshire, England, in January 1979. Carte-de-visite transferred from the Rare Book Collection in November 1982.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Tim West, December 1981; Tim Pyatt, April 1995

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, August 2020

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The collection includes 15 letters to Edward J. Fraser and two letters to Dickens, dating 1860-1861. Also present are two undated announcements (apparently written by Dickens) relating to a John Pyke Hullah and one picture, a 1867 carte-de-visite of the cast of Louis Lequel's No Thoroughfare.

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