Gilbert Foyle Dickens Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of 33 titles, as part works. The parts for each title are held in labelled boxes.

Administrative / Biographical History

A collection of Dickens first editions, the works remain in the original serialised form, complete with advertisements. Most of the works are complete, and the collection includes an edition of Household Words, the magazine edited by Dickens.

Conditions Governing Access

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Special Collections Reading Rooms.

Acquisition Information

It was deposited with the University of Sussex Library by Estbourne Borough Council in 1988.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is listed on the Special Collections web site.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Ellen Scaife.

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, the Library can supply, at a charge, photocopies, photographs or digital copies.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

The collection originally belonged to Gilbert Foyle, who donated it to Eastbourne Borough in 1964. It was deposited with the University of Sussex Library by Estbourne Borough Council in 1988.