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Charles John Huffam Collection

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Jacobs Island, a notorious slum on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London, was made famous in Charles Dickenss novel Oliver Twist

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech

Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech
Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. The irascible, curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, sitting alone on Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghost of Marley, his late business partner

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: I Make Myself Known to My Aunt. Etching from David Copperfield, c1840-1880, (1923)

I Make Myself Known to My Aunt. Etching from David Copperfield, c1840-1880, (1923). Artist: Hablot Knight Browne
I Make Myself Known to My Aunt. Etching from David Copperfield, 1840-1880, (1923). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Dickens Centenary Stamp, 1912. Artist: Stephen Reid

Dickens Centenary Stamp, 1912. Artist: Stephen Reid
Dickens Centenary Stamp, 1912. The Charles Dickens (1812-1870) centenary was celebrated in 1912, a committee was established to collect funds for the benefit of the descendants of the great writer

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Cricket at Gads Hill Place, Rochester, c1868

Cricket at Gads Hill Place, Rochester, c1868. Charles Dickens Bowling the first ball at a charity match at the back of Gads Hill Place near Rochester, September 16th 1868. From The Studio Volume 108

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Bill Sykes, 1939

Bill Sykes, 1939. William Bill Sikes is a character from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). From the Dickens Character Series produced by Copes Cigarettes, 1939

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 1836. Artist: Hablot Knight Browne

Scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 1836. Artist: Hablot Knight Browne
Scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 1836. Mr Pickwick slides on the ice

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Bumble the Beadle, 1939

Bumble the Beadle, 1939. Mr Bumble is a character from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). From the Dickens Character Series produced by Copes Cigarettes, 1939

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Scene from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens, 1836-1837

Scene from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens, 1836-1837. Artist: Hablot Knight Browne
Scene from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens, 1836-1837. Christmas Eve festivities at Dingley Dell, the home of Mr Wardle. Mr. Pickwick kissing under the mistletoe bough

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. Artist: John Leech

A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. Artist: John Leech
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. This novella was the earliest and most popular of Charles Dickens Christmas stories

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: The Parish Engine, c1900. Artist: George Cruikshank

The Parish Engine, c1900. Artist: George Cruikshank
The Parish Engine, c1900. An illustration for Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens. From Hard Times and Sketches by Boz, Volume XI, by Charles Dickens. [Blackwood, Le Bas & Co. London, c1900]

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Mr Winkle on the Ice, 1915. Artist: Frank Reynolds

Mr Winkle on the Ice, 1915. Artist: Frank Reynolds
Mr Winkle on the Ice, 1915. A scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, used in an advert for Black and White and Red Seal Scotch Whisky

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop, London, England, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Old Curiosity Shop, London, England, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Old Curiosity Shop, London, England, c1930s. The Old Curiosity Shop built in 1567 on Portsmouth Street, Holborn was inspiration for Charles Dickenss novel of the same name

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: J. L. Toole as Caleb Plummer in Dot, mid-late 19th century, (1901). Creator

J. L. Toole as Caleb Plummer in Dot, mid-late 19th century, (1901). Creator
J.L. Toole as Caleb Plummer in " Dot", mid-late 19th century, (1901). English actor, actor-manager and theatrical producer John Lawrence Toole (1830-1906)

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Capt. Bobadil, (Mr. Charles Dickens), 1845

St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Capt. Bobadil, (Mr. Charles Dickens), 1845. London stage production starring amateur actors in Ben Jonsons " Every Man in his Humour"

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Scene from 'The Cricket on the Hearth', at the Lyceum Theatre, 1845

Scene from "The Cricket on the Hearth", at the Lyceum Theatre, 1845
Scene from " The Cricket on the Hearth", at the Lyceum Theatre, 1845. London stage production of... Mr. [Charles] Dickenss new Christmas book, " The Cricket on the Hearth

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Brainworm, (Mr. Mark Lemon), 1845. Creator: Unknown

St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Brainworm, (Mr. Mark Lemon), 1845. Creator: Unknown
St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Brainworm, (Mr. Mark Lemon), 1845. London production by Charles Dickens, an...amateur performance of Ben Jonsons " Every Man in his Humour"

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Knowell, (Mr. H. Mayhew), 1845. Creator: Unknown

St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Knowell, (Mr. H. Mayhew), 1845. Creator: Unknown
St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Knowell, (Mr. H. Mayhew), 1845. London production by Charles Dickens, an amateur performance of Ben Jonsons " Every Man in his Humour"

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Scene from the new drama of 'Martin Chuzzlewit'at the Lyceum Theatre, 1844

Scene from the new drama of "Martin Chuzzlewit"at the Lyceum Theatre, 1844
Scene from the new drama of " Martin Chuzzlewit" at the Lyceum Theatre, 1844. Production of Charles Dickens novel " Martin Chuzzlewit" on the London stage

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Charles Dickens, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Charles Dickens, 1844. British author Dickens: It was in this the heyday of his rising reputation that we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dickens for the first time

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Pictures from Italy, 1846. Creator: Samuel Palmer

Pictures from Italy, 1846. Creator: Samuel Palmer
Pictures from Italy, 1846. [The Villa d Este at Tivoli from the Cypress Avenue]

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Opium Smoking - The Lascars Room in Edwin Drood, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Opium Smoking - The Lascars Room in Edwin Drood, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Opium Smoking-The Lascars Room in Edwin Drood", 1872. Limehouse and Pennyfields had opium-smoking and gambling rooms

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens Reading To His Daughters, 1865, (1910). Creators: Mason & Co

Charles Dickens Reading To His Daughters, 1865, (1910). Creators: Mason & Co
Charles Dickens Reading To His Daughters, 1865, (1910). British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) with his daughters Mary and Kate in the garden of his home, Gads Hill, in Kent

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: An Unpublished Photograph of Dickens, 1869, (1910). Creator: Robert White Thrupp

An Unpublished Photograph of Dickens, 1869, (1910). Creator: Robert White Thrupp
An Unpublished Photograph of Dickens, 1869, (1910). This most interesting and characteristic portrait is reproduced from a photograph taken at Birmingham by Thrupp during the novelists last reading

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: An Early Dickens Portrait, 1841, (1910). Creator: Unknown

An Early Dickens Portrait, 1841, (1910). Creator: Unknown
An Early Dickens Portrait, 1841, (1910). The author Charles Dickens (1812-1870), from a drawing by Count d Orsay. From " The Strand Magazine, an illustrated monthly"

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickenss last reading at St. Jamess Hall, March 15, 1870, (1901). Creator: Unknown

Charles Dickenss last reading at St. Jamess Hall, March 15, 1870, (1901). Creator: Unknown
Charles Dickenss last reading at St. Jamess Hall, March 15, 1870, (1901). British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) at his reading table during the Farewell Season at St Jamess Hall near Regent

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Jack Straws Castle, c1876. Creator: Unknown

Jack Straws Castle, c1876. Creator: Unknown
Jack Straws Castle, c1876. Grade II listed building and former public house in Hampstead, named after rebel leader Jack Straw, who led the Peasants Revolt in 1381

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: John Elwes. The Remarkable Miser, 1821. Creator: R Page

John Elwes. The Remarkable Miser, 1821. Creator: R Page
John Elwes. The Remarkable Miser, 1821. Portrait of English MP John Elwes (also John Meggot or Meggott, 1714-1789). " Elwes the Miser" was a noted eccentric

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: The George, Southwark, London, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The George, Southwark, London, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The George, Southwark, London, 1936. The George Inn, a medieval public house on Borough High Street, visited by Charles Dickens. Grade I listed. From " Old Inns - A Series of 40", 1936. [W

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens, 1867. Creator: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co

Charles Dickens, 1867. Creator: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co
Charles Dickens, 1867. Portrait of British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Postcard

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens Reading to his Daughters, 1865. Creators: Mason & Co, Robert Hindry Mason

Charles Dickens Reading to his Daughters, 1865. Creators: Mason & Co, Robert Hindry Mason
Charles Dickens Reading to his Daughters, 1865. British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) with his daughters Mary and Kate in the garden of his home, Gads Hill, in Kent. Postcard

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens, 1859. Creator: Unknown

Charles Dickens, 1859. Creator: Unknown
Charles Dickens, 1859. Portrait of British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Postcard of the painting by William Powell Frith in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens, 1927. Creator: Unknown

Charles Dickens, 1927. Creator: Unknown
Charles Dickens, 1927. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist, author, writer, artist and draughtsman of the Victorian era

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Charles Dickens, 1850s, (1902). Creator: Unknown

Charles Dickens, 1850s, (1902). Creator: Unknown
Charles Dickens, 1850s, (1902). Portrait of British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who began his career as a journalist before becoming one of the greatest English writers

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Woman watering plants, c1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

Woman watering plants, c1951. Creator: Shirley Markham
Woman watering plants, c1951. Illustration for " The Boarding-House" by Charles Dickens. Shirley Markham (1931-1999)

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: The Marshalsea Prison, in the Eighteenth Century, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

The Marshalsea Prison, in the Eighteenth Century, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
The Marshalsea Prison, in the Eighteenth Century, (c1878). Marshalsea Prison on Borough High Street, Southwark, London. Marshalsea was particularly known as a debtors prison

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Dolly Varden, 1842, (c1950). Creator: William Powell Frith

Dolly Varden, 1842, (c1950). Creator: William Powell Frith
Dolly Varden, 1842, (c1950). Character in Charles Dickens novel Barnaby Rudge, set in the 1780s: Dolly, daughter of a worthy locksmith, in her cherry coloured mantle, straw hat and muff

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Gads Hill, Higham, Kent, 1894. Creator: Unknown

Gads Hill, Higham, Kent, 1894. Creator: Unknown
Gads Hill, Higham, Kent, 1894. Author Charles Dickens lived at Gads Hill Place from 1845 until his death in 1870. He had first seen the house as a nine year-old boy

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Monmouth Street, Soho, an illustration by G. Cruikshank for Dickens Sketches by Boz

Monmouth Street, Soho, an illustration by G. Cruikshank for Dickens Sketches by Boz. (1938). Scene in Victorian London, with children playing in the gutter

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: View of the Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street, Westminster, London, 1879. Artist

View of the Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street, Westminster, London, 1879. Artist
View of the Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street, Westminster, London, 1879

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Hampstead Road, Hampstead, London, c1850

Hampstead Road, Hampstead, London, c1850; view of the school house at the corner of Granby Street and Hampstead Road, which Charles Dickens attended

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Kensington Gardens, a hint to the ladies, 1838

Kensington Gardens, a hint to the ladies, 1838. Two young women in the costume of the period are seen from behind as they sit on a wooden bench; their skirts have been dragged up in sitting

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: The Gin Palace, c1900. Artist: George Cruikshank

The Gin Palace, c1900. Artist: George Cruikshank
The Gin Palace, c1900. An illustration for Hard Times by Charles Dickens. From Hard Times and Sketches by Boz, Volume XI, by Charles Dickens. [Blackwood, Le Bas & Co. London, c1900]

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: The Death of Harold, 1902

The Death of Harold, 1902. Death of King Harold, Battle of Hastings, 1066 (1864). Harold II (c1022-1066) was nominated as his successor as King of Angles and Saxons by Edward the Confessor

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Elizabeth at Traitors Gate, 1902. Artist: Patten Wilson

Elizabeth at Traitors Gate, 1902. Artist: Patten Wilson
Elizabeth at Traitors Gate, 1902. Princess Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was imprisoned from 18th March to 22nd May 1554 for an alleged plot against her sister Queen Mary I (1516-1558)

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Hereward The Wake At Ely, 1902. Artist: Patten Wilson

Hereward The Wake At Ely, 1902. Artist: Patten Wilson
Hereward The Wake At Ely, 1902. Hereward the Wake, Anglo-Saxon rebel, attacking Peterborough Abbey, 1070 (early 20th century)

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Uriah Heap, 1939

Uriah Heap, 1939. Uriah Heap is a character from the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). From the Dickens Character Series produced by Copes Cigarettes, 1939

Background imageCharles John Huffam Collection: Bill Sikes and his dog, c1894. Artist: Frederick Barnard

Bill Sikes and his dog, c1894. Artist: Frederick Barnard
Bill Sikes and his dog, c1894. The villain from Oliver Twist. From Charles Dickens: A Gossip about his Life, by Thomas Archer, published c1894



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