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Silver cup presented to Charles Dickens in Montreal, 1842

Collection

object

Object number (per part)

DH204

Object name (per part)

ornament

Production date

1842

Label

Silver cup presented to Charles Dickens by the Garrison Players of the Coldstream Guards of Montreal, in thanks for his participation in theatrical performances in aid of charity. This was during Catherine and Charles Dickens's visit to America in 1842.

Other number

2203 (2009 DH object access database number)

Physical description

Silver cup with an inscription on one side of the cup bowl

Object history note

During his first trip to America in 1842, Dickens visited Montreal. Together with Officers from the Coldstream Guards, he managed and acted in a series of amateur theatricals for the benefit of charity. The programme consisted of A Roland for an Oliver and interlude called Past Two O'Clock in the Morning and a farce called Deaf as a Post (in which Catherine Dickens also took performed). The cup was presented to Dickens by the Garrison Players in thanks for his participation. The Museum holds a playbill for the performance (DH766).

Inscription content

PRESENTED
TO
CHARLES DICKENS
BY
BRITISH OFFICERS AND FRIENDS
MONTREAL 1842
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