Dora Annie Dickens

Dora Annie Dickens, the daughter of Charles Dickens and Catherine Hogarth Dickens, was born on 16th August, 1850. She was named after Dora Spenlow, the dead heroine in the book David Copperfield. His biographer, Claire Tomalin , has pointed out that Charles Dickens arrived home on 14th April, 1851: "He was in London to preside at the dinner of the General Theatrical Fund, calling at Devonshire Terrace first to see the children in the care of their nurses, and playing with Dora, now nine months old. She seemed perfectly well when he left her for the dinner, but even as he was making his speech she suffered a convulsion and died quite suddenly."