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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Charles Dickens

 
 
Charles Dickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. Charles Dickens Marker
Inscription.

Charles Dickens

Lived in a house on this
site
1824-1829
Later to be the home of
The David Copperfield
Childrens Library
1922-1932


 
Erected by Brook and Cranleigh House Residents Association.
 
Location. 51° 31.993′ N, 0° 8.071′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Cranleigh Street just west of Chalton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9-16 Cranleigh Street, London Borough of Camden, England NW1 1NT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Padmore (a few steps from this marker); Father Basil Jellicoe (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mary Wollstonecraft (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Last Goon Show (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Pancras Old Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Burma Railway Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Euston War Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  Charles Dickens (Wikipedia)
Charles Dickens Marker - Wide View, Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. Charles Dickens Marker - Wide View, Looking West
Two markers are visible here towards the center picture - that of George Padmore (on the left) and Charles Dickens (on the right).

"... in June 1822, when John Dickens was recalled to Navy Pay Office headquarters at Somerset House, and the family (except for Charles, who stayed behind to finish his final term of work) moved to Camden Town in London. The family had left Kent amidst rapidly mounting debts, and, living beyond his means, John Dickens was forced by his creditors into the Marshalsea debtors' prison in Southwark, London in 1824. His wife and youngest children joined him there, as was the practice at the time. Charles, then 12 years old, boarded with Elizabeth Roylance, a family friend, at 112 College Place, Camden Town. Roylance was "a reduced [impoverished] old lady, long known to our family", whom Dickens later immortalised, "with a few alterations and embellishments", as "Mrs. Pipchin" in Dombey and Son...." - Wikipedia

. (Submitted on May 6, 2018.)
 
Additional keywords. Camden Town
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Charles Dickens<br>“Likeness from an approved photograph” image. Click for full size.
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3. Charles Dickens
“Likeness from an approved photograph”
This engraving after a painting by Alonzo Chappel appears in Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America by Evert A. Duyckinck, 1873.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on July 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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