Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

November 26, 2014 through January 11, 2015

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity, beginning in October 1843 and ending in time for Christmas publication. He had the manuscript bound in red morocco as a gift for his solicitor, Thomas Mitton. The manuscript then passed through several owners before Pierpont Morgan acquired it in the 1890s.

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas London: Chapman and Hall, 1843
The Morgan Library & Museum. PML 30615