Item 05 - 1966 Christmas card of a painting of Charles Dickens by Anna Zinkeisen, recalling an occasion in December 1850 when, as a Vice President, the novelist came to the Society's House to preside at a meeting

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RSA/PR/GE/109/19/05

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1966 Christmas card of a painting of Charles Dickens by Anna Zinkeisen, recalling an occasion in December 1850 when, as a Vice President, the novelist came to the Society's House to preside at a meeting

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On 18th December 1850, Charles Dickens, Vice President, in the Chair, Mr W Bridges Adams read his paper on Railway Influence and Extension. The Adelphi had been an area of mystery for Charles Dickens in his unhappy childhood and David Copperfield, in the same predicament, would wander about the district, finding excitement in the strange inhabitants of the riverside. In the foreground of the painting Dickens is surrounded by his characters and in the background he can be seen arriving at the Society. 31,000 copies sold.

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Geremy Butler Photography

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Original PR/GE/109/11/19

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Creator KillickV 20/03/2000

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