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The Fitzgerald Collection
Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald's collection of works
by and about Charles Dickens is held at Medway Archives and Local Studies
Fitzgerald established himself as an authority on Dickens, his
biographer and a collector of Dickens related memorabilia. A
colleague and associate of Charles Dickens, he acquired every
possible item relating to Dickens and in 1914 published his
Memoirs of Charles Dickens.
He was the first president of the Dickens Fellowship and in
1912, undoubtedly celebrating the centenary of Dickens'
birth, he donated his collection of Dickens' memorabilia,
consisting of more than 400 items to the Eastgate House
Museum in Rochester. Objects from the collection, including
pictures and a paper weight are now held at The Guildhall Museum
This collection includes the author's major and
minor works, works about
Charles Dickens, plays, periodicals, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, music related material, sale catalogues, personalia, Dickensian societies, items on art and illustration and letters. Some of the items in this collection
are written by other writers, and some material comes from
When browsing through the collection, please always use the
'back' button of the browser to come back to this page.
- "Item" indicates a bound volume
- letters, autographs, photographs etc may be reproductions,
facsimiles or newspaper cuttings
Alternatively, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to
discover more about the collection and the items held within
it. To book an appointment to access items from the collection
contact Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.
For more books by or about Dickens visit the Medway Libraries'
catalogue or enquire in any Medway library.
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