The Evening Chronicle.


The Evening Chronicle was a newspaper launched in January 1835, the sister paper of The Morning Chronicle.


George Hogarth.

George Hogarth (the future father-in-law of Charles Dickens) was a journalist at the The Morning Chronicle and when the sister newspaper The Evening Chronicle was launched, he was appointed as editor.


Charles Dickens and the Evening Chronicle.

George Hogarth commissioned Charles Dickens to write a series of articles, Sketches of London, under the pseudonym ‘Boz’. The series followed the success of his work with The Morning Chronicle. Dickens wrote twenty Sketches of London which were published between 31 January 1835 and 20 August 1835 (and later republished under a collected edition of Dickens’s sketches in Sketches by Boz).

As a result of extra work Dickens’ salary at The Morning Chronicle and its sister paper was increased from five to seven guineas a week.



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