In Reply to: Tiny Tim posted by ESC on December 24, 2009 at 18:57:
: Tiny Tim was originally Little Fred, according to readers of Charles Dickens' original manuscript. New York Times, Dec. 24, 2009, A 166-Year-Old Manuscript Reveals Its Secrets, Alison Leigh Cowan.
Thanks for pointing us to this article, an interesting read. Hard to imagine Tiny Tim as Little Fred, isn't it? And although the singer yclept Tiny Tim was hardly tiny, it's harder still to imagine him wanting to be called "Little Fred."