Account Book

Dickens’s 1839 account book shows that he, rather than Catherine, paid their servants’ wages.  This was an unusual level of involvement in domestic affairs for a male head of the household.

 

Dickens's Account book page

 

Dickens's Account book page

 

Dickens's Account book page

 Account book, 1839.
AA26. © Charles Dickens Museum 
Purchased with support from the National Heritage Monument Trust, the Art Fund, Friends of the National Libraries and the Dickens Fellowship.
 
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