Received, a Blank Child: Dickens, Brownlow and the Foundling Hospital
Until Sun Dec 16 2012
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Posted: Thu Sep 13 2012
Charles Dickens knew the Foundling Hospital from a young age, and as an adult supported the institution and built a relationship with it that brought him into contact with John Brownlow, who worked for the institution for over half a century. This exhibition explores the facts and fictions that link the life and work of Dickens and Brownlow, illuminating the life of the Hospital during the Victorian age. Objects include letters from Dickens relating to the Foundling Hospital that have never previously been on public display. The curious title of the show Is taken from a 1853 Dickens article about the Foundling Hospital, entitled 'Received, a Blank Child,' taken from wording used on the entry form for children accepted into the Hospital's care. Free with Museum admission. Booking not required.