January – May.

Reading Tour.

Charles Dickens undertakes a new series of 50 provincial readings, starting at Liverpool.


Dickens turns 55.

Charles Dickens’s 55th birthday was on 7 February 1867.


Canada formed.

The British North America Act (also known as the Constitution Act) of 1867 comes into force, uniting the three separate colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single self-governing dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

November –

Second American Tour.

Charles Dickens tours America for the second time, sailing for Boston from Liverpool.