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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Oct 1995 08:51:26 -0700
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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 11:47:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Robert Newsom <[log in to unmask]>
To: Charles Dickens Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Dickens's Library: Inquiry and Partial Response

J. H. Stonehouse in the thirties edited a catalogue of the books in CD's
library at his death published in a fairly limited edition. You'll find
several copies in the UC libraries (and bibliographic information in the
UC on-line catalogue, MELVYL). Volume 4 of the Pilgrim edition of the
letters has as an appendix an inventory of Devonshire Terrace in 1844
that lists CD's books among other property.

        Robert Newsom   Department of English and Comparative Literature
        University of California, Irvine           Irvine, CA 92717-2650
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On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Patrick McCarthy wrote:

> An inquiry from  Marianne Eismann <[log in to unmask]>:
> Recently I saw a reference to an older book or article that listed the
> contents of Dickens' library. I was positive I would remember the
> citation, and didn't write it down.
> Of course, I didn't remember it and so am appealing to the list for
> help.  There's probably more than one place to look, but I've searched
> our library's computer and card catalogs and can't find anything.
> Thanks very much--
>                 --------------
> A partial response:
> 1) The "Inventory of Contents of 1 Devonshire Terrace, May 1854"
>    has an inventory of CD's books.  It is reprinted in
>    _The Letters of Charles Dickens_, Pilgrim Edition, III, 711-
>    726.
> 2) Shorthouse [J.H.?] has done a catalogue of Dickens's books
>    at Gadshill, which is published, but I do not have the
>    bibliographical information.  It is the one reprinted, I
>    believe, in _Catalog of the library of Charles Dickens from
>    Gadshill, reprinted from Sotheran's `Price Current of literature
>    nos. CLXXIV and CLXXV, London: Picadilly fountain press,
>    1935.
>         I have seen the Shorthouse, I think at the British
>    Museum.  The Southeran catalog is available from the
>    University of California library system.
> Patrick McCarthy