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Arnold U. Ziegler Memorial Dickens Collection

Identifier: GTM-150610

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera and realia relating to Charles Dickens collected by Arnold U. Ziegler. Includes records and publications of various branches of the Dickens Fellowship (c1921-1960s).


  • 1843 - 1960

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Arnold U. Ziegler (1900 – 1974) worked twenty five years for Sherwin Williams and later became an accountant and business manager for Nemasket Transportation Company in Middleboro, Massachusetts. His Dickens collection began with a Christmas gift from one of his daughters of the first edition of The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 1956. Soon thereafter Mr. Ziegler set about building a notable personal collection of books and objects related to Dickens becoming, as well, Treasurer of the Boston branch of the Dickens Fellowship. Later in life Mr. Ziegler lived in Raynham, Massachusetts, and was the fond father of five children who, following his death, gave his collection to Georgetown.

[Source: Georgetown U. Special Collections Exhibition: "Dickens at Georgetown: A Bicentennial Celebration," 2012].


8.75 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Ziegler Fockler, June 1976.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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