The Carlton Chronicle was one of a number of periodicals that published sketches by the Victorian author Charles Dickens early on in his writing career. The periodical was short-lived, having been launched on 11 June 1836 and only surviving until 13 May 1837.
At least two of Dickens’s sketches are known to have been published by the newspaper:
- On Saturday, 6 August 1836, the sketch The Hospital Patient was published in the Carlton Chronicle.
- On Saturday, 17 September 1836, the sketch Hackney-cabs, and Their Drivers is published in the Carlton Chronicle.