Reproduction of a photograph of Charles Kent, taken by Watkins.  Judge Patterson notes that the original photograph was in the possession of the Dickens family.  In his chapter on “Speeches” in his Bibliography, Eckel lists a speech given by Dickens on November 2nd, 1867 at Freemason’s Hall, London.  This speech accompanied a dinner over which Charles Kent presided on the occasion of Dickens’s departure for a reading tour of America.  Kent was a friend of Dickens and in 1872 published a book, Charles Dickens as a Reader.