The following is a detailed timeline we are compiling of the movements of the life of the Victorian writer Charles Dickens during the year 1854, as we come across them in letters, newspaper articles and other research. We have also included some key contemporary events that occurred in society.

Missing a date? if you know of any movements not covered here we would welcome letting us know, along with a reference to any source material so we can try to fill in the gaps.



March (27). Britain joins the Crimean War.
June (10). The Crystal Palace opens, having been dismantled and moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham.
August (31). Severe outbreak of cholera in Soho area of London that goes on to kill 616 people. Physician John Snow discovers the disease is spread by contaminated water.