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Joseph Harding

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The contributor seems clearly to be the Joseph Harding, who in the 1850s was “Travelling Secretary of the Associate Institution for the Protection of Women”, a zealous worker for "the suppression of female vice, and the promotion of virtuous principles among the young" (note by editor of Christian Family Record in Harding, The River of Death). In his crusade against sexual immorality, Harding delivered to young men, as also to their parents and guardians, earnest, plainspoken lectures on the subject; commended by clergymen and laymen on judicious manner in which he handled the delicate matter. On this evil, as also on contributing evils of drunkenness and desecration of the Sabbath, wrote articles and letters in Christian Family Record and published various tracts (some being reprints of items from the periodical); edited also two tracts by Henry Ward Beecher.

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William Hardman

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Public official, newspaper editor. B. A. Cambridge, 1851; M. A., 1854. Admitted at Inner Temple, 1848; called to the bar, 1852. Practised for some years as equity draftsman and conveyancer. Stood as Conservative candidate for East Surrey, 1868. Chairman (unpaid) of Surrey Quarter Sessions, 1865-90 ("Preface”, A Mid-Victorian Pepys, ed. Ellis); recorder of Kingston-on-Thames, 1875-1890. Served as alderman of Surrey County Council; mayor of Kingston-on-Thames, 1870. Knighted, 1885, for his long public service. Contributed an occasional article to periodicals. Editor, 1872-1890, of Morning Post. Edited and published John McDouall Stuart's Explorations in Australia, 1864. F.R.G.S.

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Mr. [?] Harper

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Not identified. Contributed more verses to H.W. than did any other writer except Miss Procter and OIlier. No clue in Office Book as to his identity. Payment for some of his items marked "Enclosed & fetched"; payment for others made by cheque; two of cheque payments marked as by "C.D.". The contributor cannot be the Manchester poet WilIiam Harper (1806-1857), author of The Genius and Other Poems and Cain and Abel, since that writer, aside from contributing to the Manchester Keepsake, 1844, published all his shorter poems in the Manchester Courier (Obituary, Manchester Courier, Jan. 31,1857). Moreover, WilIiam Harper's poems, as D.N.B. states, contain "good and even lofty lines". The statement cannot be made of the prosaic verses of the H. W. contributor.

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[?] Harris

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Not identified. Author of two volumes of poems, both published anonymously: Wandering Cries (titled from "In Memoriam"), 1860, and Songs from Fairyland and Other Poems, 1863. In the first volume included three of his H.W. poems, stating that he reserved the others "for a future collection"; in the second volume included all his H.W. poems, as well as three from A.Y.R. Obviously attached some importance to the fact that his poems had appeared in Dickens's periodicals; in Songs from Fairyland gave them a separate half-title ("Contributions to 'Household Words' and 'All the Year Round'") and stated the month and year in which each had appeared in one or the other of the two periodicals. In both volumes acknowledged Dickens's permission to reprint.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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C. B. Harrold

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In the Great Register of Voters, 1869-1871, Alpine Co., Calif., Harrold is listed as Christian Bayfield Harrold; so also in the Great Register, 1871-1878, San Joaquin Co.; the records of Linden Cemetery, San Joaquin Co., give his first name as "Christopher" as do the H.W. items.

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L Harrold

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Sister of C. B. Harrold. Information concerning the contributor may appear under her married name (not known) in California records; "A Woman's Experience in California" refers to her as "L." "L." and her husband, with her brother and his family, emigrated to New Zealand; remained there about nine months. On confirmation of the news of the California gold discovery, sailed for San Francisco. Lived some months in Stockton, where L. earned money by dress-making, washing, and cooking (H.W.).  

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971. 

 


 

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Ernst Abraham Hart

26/6/1835 — 7/1/1898

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Medical journalist, sanitary reformer. Educated at City of London School; his prize school essay printed in Three Essays on ... King Lear. By Pupils of the City of London School, 1851. Studied medicine at St. George's Hospital. M.R.C.S. 1856. Ophthalmic surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital, 1863-1868; held also other important professional appointments. President of Harveian Society, 1868. Hon. D.C.L. University of Durham, 1893. Individually, and as chairman of various organizations, worked for improvement of working conditions of naval and military medical officers, for enactment of measures to prevent spread of disease, for medical care of the sick poor, for protection of infants subjected to baby farming, and other reforms. Adviser to George Smith of Smith, Elder & Co. on the firm's publication of medical works. On staff of Lancet; edited British Medical Journal, 1867-1897 (except for one year). Wrote for medical journals; also occasionally for general periodicals, e.g., Fortnightly, Nineteenth Century. Published addresses on matters of health and sanitation; books on medical subjects. 

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Mr. [?] Harvey

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Cattle rancher in the Argentine. Editorial comment prefaced to the first instalment of "Life in an Estancia" identifies the contributor as a Northumbrian "many years settled in South America" and working for the past four years as manager of a ranch in the pampas of Buenos Ayres. The comment states that the article consists of passages selected from letters written by the rancher to relatives in England. The Office Book records the three installments as arriving at the editorial office through the agency of Charles Knight, and records payment as handed to Knight. Ten years after the publication of the article in H.W., there appeared in A.Y.R. (May 11 1861.) "CattIe Farmers in the Pampas". It began with the announcement: "Some time ago I sent you a general description of an estancia, or cattle farm, in La Plata". A footnote attached to the announcement referred the reader to the H.W. "Life in an Estancia". In his A.Y.R. article, the writer described himself as "an old La Plata cattle farmer" who had lived in the pampas for fifteen years and was "well contented with his lot".

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[?] Harvey

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Not identified. The articles attributed to Harvey in the Office Book, 'Strychnine' and 'Two Millions of Tons of Silver', both deal with various scientific experiments; they seem clearly to be by one contributor. The writer's knowledge of physiology, medicine, and materia medica suggests that he may be Alexander Harvey, M.D., physician to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, professor of materia medica in the University of Aberdeen, and co-author of Syllabus of Materia Medica, 1873.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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John Harwood

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First wife of Robert Stephen Hawker. Well educated; a good German scholar. According to her husband's biographers, was a charming woman with sound judgment, discretion, and a sense of humour. Was more than twenty years older than Hawker, whom she married in 1823. Her husband's Records of the Western Shore dedicated to her. Published translation, from the German, of A. G. ÖhIenschläger's ballad "Earl Sinclair," Sharpe's, December 6 1845; and, also from the German, two religious tales for children: Follow Me, 1844; and The Manger of the Holy Night, 1847 (from Guido Gorres); her husband had a part in both little books. The translations from the German included in editions of Hawker's poems were the joint work of husband and wife. "The Wreck", an original poem by Mrs. Hawker (except for the last three stanzas, which are by Hawker), appeared in her husband's Ecclesia, 1840, without indication that it was her writing (Byles, ed., Cornish Ballads & Other Poems, by R. S. Hawker, p. 291).

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Robert Stephen Hawker

3/12/1803 — 15/8/1875

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Divine; poet. B.A. Oxford, 1828; M.A. 1836. In December 1834, instituted to vicarage of Morwenstow, a village on the Cornish coast with which his name has ever since been associated. In last hours of his life received into Roman Catholic church, a proceeding that aroused a bitter periodical controversy. Distributed some of his verses first as fugitive leaflets; contributed to Notes & Queries, Willis's Current Notes, the Lamp, and other periodicals. Published Tendrils, 1821; Records of the Western Shore, 1832; Ecclesia, 1840; Echoes from Old Cornwall, 1846; The Quest of the Sangraal, 1864; and other works.

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John Oswald Head

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Solicitor. History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, 1855, lists John Oswald Head, Hexham, as solicitor, member of the firm of Charles Head and Son. The firm were commissioners in chancery, common pleas, and exchequer courts. Head's articles criticize antiquated statutes, cumbersome and costly legal procedures, the malpractices of joint stock companies, etc. Content and style make it evident that all the articles are by the same writer.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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Thomas Heaphy

13/4/1813 — 7/8/1873

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Artist and writer. Eldest son of the watercolourist Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). Heaphy exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, and was a member of the Society of British Artists. Began his career paining watercolours, but in the 1850s moved on to painting literary narratives, and then in the 1860s focused on producing history and genre paintings. Published various writings on art in the Art Journal, St. James's Magazine and Once a Week.

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War correspondent and novelist. Best known for adventure stories such as The Young Bugler (1880), Under Drake's Flag (1883), With Clive in India (1884), When London Burned, A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire (1895), Moore at Corunna (1898), At Aboukir and Acre, A Story of Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt (1899), With Buller in Natal (1901), With Roberts to Pretoria (1902), and With Kitchener in the Soudan (1903).

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John Abraham Heraud

5/7/1799 — 20/4/1887

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Poet and dramatist. The initial recorded for Heraud in the Office Book entry for his first contribution cannot be read as other than “H”; it may be intended for "A" or it may be a misrecording. Heraud was privately educated; for some time engaged in business as law stationer, but found the duties distasteful. Early began writing verse. By long and patient study, became a man of wide and varied erudition. Was excellent German scholar; attempted to popularize in England the philosophy of Schelling. Friend of Southey, who gave him encouragement and advice on literary career, and helpful criticism on his poems; friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lockhart, Carlyle; much influenced by Coleridge and Carlyle. Was never very successful financially; at one time became bankrupt through no fault of his own; admitted a brother of the Charterhouse, 1873. Contributed to Quarterly Review, Howitt's Journal, Chambers's, Temple Bar, Belgravia, and other periodicals. Assisted in editorship of Fraser's ,1830-1833; editor of Sunbeam, 1838-1839; subsequently of Monthly Magazine and of Christian Monthly Magazine. Dramatic critic for Athenaeum, 1843-1868; for Illustrated London News, 1849-1880. As poet, best known for his two epics, The Descent into Hell, 1830 (dedicated to Southey), and The Judgement of the Flood, 1834. His dramas Videna and Wife or No Wife both successfully produced; wrote also other dramatic works. Published an oration on Coleridge, 1834; a life of Savonarola, 1843; Shakspere, His Inner Life As  Intimated in His Works, 1865; and other writings.

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Author. Early began contributing to annuals and publishing poems in book form, e.g., The Bard of the Sea-Kings, 1833; Edith of Graystock, 1833. Accorded a compliment by Leigh Hunt in "Blue-Stocking Revels", 1837. In 1843 married Thomas Kibble Hervey. Contributed to Churchman's Family Magazine, Chambers's, Athenaeum, Once a Week, Ladies' Companion, Illustrated London News, A.Y.R., and other periodicals. Her contributions to the Illustrated London News, stated the Cyclopaedia of Female Biography, 1857, had made her name "familiar to hundreds of thousands of readers, both at home and abroad". Published stories for children, gift books, tales; Snooded Jessaline, 1865, a 3-volume novel.

[See also Thomas Kibble HerveyDJO Ed.].

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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Thomas Kibble Hervey

11/2/1799 — 17/2/1859

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Poet, critic, editor. Educated at Manchester grammar school. Articled to solicitor; began study for the bar; for two years a student at Cambridge. Both his legal studies and his university career ended by his sudden prominence as poet on the appearance of "Australia". Contributed to annuals; edited the annuals Friendship's Offering and Amaranth. In 1831 began writing for Athenaeum; editor of Athenaeum, 1846-1853. Later contributed to Art Journal. Published The Poetical Sketch-Book, 1829; Illustrations of Modern Sculpture, 1832 (some parts not by him); The Book of Christmas, 1837. Compiled anthology of nineteenth-century poetry, The English Helicon, 1841, in which he included several of his own poems and some by Eleanora Louisa Montagu (under Hervey), who later became his wife.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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Matthew Davenport Hill

6/8/1792 — 7/6/1872

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K.C. (Q.C.), reformer of criminal law. Attended a school conducted by his father. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn, 1814; called to the bar, 1819. Because of his ability and his known sympathies with radical party, was retained for the defence in many important political trials. Elected M.P. for Hull, 1832. K.C., 1834. Appointed recorder of Birmingham, 1839; held the office for twenty-six years; as Charles Knight said, made "'Recorder of Birmingham' a household word" (Hill and Hill, Recorder of Birmingham, p. 457); his charges delivered to grand jury greatly helped effect reform in criminal law. Commissioner in bankruptcy for Bristol district, 1851-1869. Was ardent advocate of liberal and humanitarian causes—political, civil, social, religious. Took part in founding of Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Early began writing for newspapers; contributed to Monthly Repository, Knight's Quarterly Magazine, and other periodicals; wrote also for professional journals. Author of Suggestions for the Repression of Crime, 1857; Papers on the Penal Servitude Acts, 1864; and other works.

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Christopher Hill

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Not identified. For his share in the item, the contributor was paid £1.1.0. In Old Leaves: Gathered from Household Words, Wills reprinted the item as his writing, without acknowledgment of the joint authorship that he had recorded in the Office Book.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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