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DICKENS, Augustus N., English journalist, born in Landport, near Portsmouth, England, in 1826 ; died in Chicago, Illinois, 4 October 1866. He was a brother of Charles Dickens, the novelist, and the original "Boz," this being the pet name given to him by his family. He was for some time a correspondent of the London "News." Immigrating to the United States, he purchased land at Amboy, on the Illinois Central railway, and engaged in mercantile pursuits, but failed. Subsequently he removed to Chicago with his family and became a corresponding clerk in the land office of the Illinois Central railway, a place which he held till his death.
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