Charles Dickens Lodge No. 2757
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) was an English
novelist and anti-Mason. One of the greatest writers of all times.
His childhood was filled with poverty and hardship. Among his many
famous books are Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale
of Two Cities, Pickwick Papers and Old Curiosity Shop. Early
publications often referred to him as a "brother" and there was an English
Lodge consecrated in his name on July 11th 1899 as the above snuff box
suggests. This Lodge was located at Chigwell, Essex, England. Far
from being a Mason, his writings ridicule the ceremonies of the fraternity and
he pictures the work in a satiric manner even to the extent of writing
"Freemasonry" with a small "F".