Dickens, Mary

AUTHOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 6 Mar 1838, London: Doughty Street - DIED 23 Jul 1896, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire
GRAVE LOCATION Sevenoaks, Kent: St. Nicholas churchyard (extension at the back: family grave)

Oldest daughter of Charles Dickens. She was called Mamey. After her parents divorced in 1858 she stayed with her father and she became the hostess of his home Gads Hill Place near Rochester in Kent. She only saw her mother again after her father had died in 1870. About her life after 1870 not much is known, allthough she lived with her aunt Georgina Hogarth and later with a Mr and Mrs Hargreaves in Manchester.

Together with Georgina and advised by Wilkie Collins she edited a collection of her father's letters. She also wrote a book of reminiscences of her father, "My Father As I Recall Him" (1896).

Family
• Father: Dickens, Charles John Huffham
• Sister: Dickens, Kate Macready
• Brother: Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz
• Brother: Dickens, Alfred Tennyson
• Brother: Dickens, Henry Fielding

Related persons
• was painted by Millais, John Everett

Sources
Mary Dickens - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Kate Dickens and Charles Perugini (left) and the grave of Mary Dickens (right) at St. Nicholas churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Picture by Androom (06 Feb 2012)

 


Diday, François

Published: 13 Jul 2014
Last update: 20 Jul 2014