- Scope and Contents
Manuscripts, letters, and documents by English writer and social critic Charles Dickens, 1830-1870, collected by Richard Gimbel. Also included is Gimbel's collection of Dickensiana, 1772-1969, which consists of books, periodicals, printed ephemera, prints and stray plates, photographs, mass-produced objects, manuscripts, letters and documents, paintings and drawings, and relics and association items not created by Dickens but still relating to him.
Present are letters from Dickens to caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank, letters from Cruikshank to others, and illustrations and other works by Cruikshank.
- Language of Materials
In English. Some materials in French or Italian.
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Manuscripts in the Richard Gimbel Collection of Charles Dickens is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Richard Gimbel, circa 1920-1969.
Organized into five series: I. Manuscripts, circa 1830-1869. II. Autograph Letters & Documents, 1830-1870. III. Dickensiana, 1772-1969. IV. Material Removed from Cataloged Printed Items, before 1969. V. Materials Associated with the Gimbel Dickens Collection, 1830-1970.
Manuscripts in the Richard Gimbel Collection of Charles Dickens
Call Number: GEN MSS 1998