Charles Dickens Lodge No. 2757

 Silver Snuff Box



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". 




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