The Dickens Fellowship was founded in 1902 in London to promote the following aims:

  • To knit together in a common bond of friendship, lovers of that great master of humor and pathos, Charles Dickens;
  • To spread the love of humanity which is the keynote of all his work;
  • To take such measures as may be expedient to remedy or ameliorate those existing social evils which would have appealed so strongly to the heart of Charles Dickens, and to help in every possible direction in the cause of the poor and oppressed; and
  • To assist in the preservation and purchase of buildings and objects associated with his name and mentioned in his works.