Charles Dickens’s Readings at the City Hall, October 1858

Advertisements in The Glasgow Herald, including the 4th and 6th of October, 1858, informed its readers that, in the City Hall, Mr. Charles Dickens would read from the following works:


Chimes on the evening of Wednesday the 6th; The Poor Traveller, Boots at the Holly Tree Inn, and Mrs. Gamp, on the evening of Thursday the 7th; Christmas Carol, on the evening of Friday the 8th; and The Story of Little Dombey, in the afternoon of Saturday the 9th.


Admission to each reading was: four shillings for reserved and numbered seats; two-shillings-and-sixpence for the side galleries; one-shilling-and-sixpence for the body of the hall; and one shilling for the back seats and west gallery. Tickets, “for which early application is requested,” were available from J. Muir Wood & Co., 42 Buchanan Street.