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Mrs. [?] Hill

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Not identified. The article ascribed to Mrs. Hill, 'Ragged Robin', gives an account of a small industrial school in London in which girls from Ragged Schools were taught to make dolls' house furniture for sale; in charge of the girls and their work was Octavia Hill (Life of Octavia Hill, pp. 16-19)—"Miss O.P.Q.” in the article. The Mrs. Hill recorded as contributor may be Octavia Hill's mother—Caroline Southwood Smith Hill, 1809?-1902, daughter of Dr. Southwood Smith; author of Memoranda of Observations and Experiments in Education and of books for children. Before her marriage, Mrs. Hill had contributed to the Monthly Repository; at the time that the H.W. article appeared, she was engaged in writing articles. In a letter of February 27 1856, her daughter Miranda remarked: "It is indeed delightful that Mama has found some one to take her articles. I long to read them" (Life of Octavia Hill, p. 75).


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

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Adams Sherman Hill

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Journalist, university professor. Born in Boston, Massachussetts. B.A. Harvard, 1853; LL.B. 1855. Admitted to New York bar, 1855. From 1856 to 1870 (except for extended stays in Europe for sake of his health) was law reporter, editorial writer, and correspondent for N.Y. Tribune, N.Y. Evening Post, Chicago Tribune. Assistant professor of rhetoric, Harvard, 1872-1876; Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, 1876-1904. Hon. LL.D. Harvard, 1903. Contributed to Atlantic Monthly, Putnam's Monthly Magazine, North American Review, Harper's, Scribner's, and other periodicals. Author of Our English, 1889, and of textbooks on rhetoric and composition that went through numerous editions.

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Catherine Hill

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Not identified. Referred to in editorial comment as "a correspondent in Adelaide, Australia".

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

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Louisa Hill

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Octavia Hill

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Alsager Hay Hill

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Social reformer and poet.

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Wife of British consul to Siam.

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

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Mrs Mary Anne Hoare

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HOARE, Mrs Mary Anne (née Pratt; also known as M.A. Hoare and Mrs Hoare), b. c.1818, d. Monkstown (County Cork) 1872. Story writer, MAH was the only child of John Pratt of Woburn Place, Cork, and Miss Hawkes of Bandon. In 1837 she married William Barry Hoare of Monkstown (Co. Cork), solicitor and attorney and brother of the antiquary Edward Hoare, at Glanmire (Co. Cork). The couple had six children, of whom three survived into adulthood. She may be identified with the M.A. Hoare, who published a poem 'After visiting Exeter Cathedral' in the Dublin University Magazine (April 1850, p. 434), and is known to have contributed to several London periodicals, including Sharpe's London Magazine (verse and prose), Temple Bar, Howitt's Journal, and many pieces to Household Words (1850-54). Several of her contributions to Household Words were repr. in Harper's (New York). She was an ardent admirer of the English author Mary Russell Mitford, with whom she corresponded.

Source: ‘Hoare, Mrs Mary Anne’, author entry, A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900 edited by Rolf Loeber and Magda Loeber, with Anne Mullin Burnham, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004; electronic version created by An Foras Feasa, 2012 (http://www.lgif.ie, accessed 20 July 2014)

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Publishers' Circular, March 1 1851, as "Hoare (W.)". Lived, at least during early 1850s, in Monkstown, Co. Cork Contributed to Sharpe’s (verse and prose), to Howitt's Journal (at least one sketch), to H.W., and to other periodicals. In 1851 published Shamrock Leaves, her one book, a collection of some of her tales and sketches that had appeared in periodicals.

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George Hogarth

6/9/1783 — 12/2/1870

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Lawyer, music critic, journalist. Studied law; writer to the Signet, Edinburgh. In 1830 gave up law for journalism, Removed to London, 1834. Joined staff of Morning Chronicle; appointed editor of Evening Chronicle; music critic for Daily News, 1846-1866. Wrote also for Illustrated London News and other periodicals. Author of Musical History, Biography, and Criticism, 1835; Memoirs of the Musical Drama, 1838; and other works.

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[?] Hogarth Jnr.

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There is some uncertainty about the number of children that George Hogarth had; Christie, The Ancestry of Catherine Thomson Hogarth, lists five daughters and five sons. The second of the sons, d. 1841, does not enter into consideration here. Record of other sons: Robert Hogarth, first son, b, 1816, stilI living in the 1870s (see Adrian, Georgina Hogarth and the Dickens Circle p. 208); William Thomson Hogarth ("William Thomas" in D.N.B.), third son, b. 1823, no death date recorded; James BalIantyne Hogarth, fourth son, d. 1876 (D.N.B.); Edward Hogarth, fifth son, d. 1879 at age forty-five (Life and Reminiscences of E. L. Blanchard, ed, Scott and Howard, II, 485, where name is given as "Edward Norris Hogarth").

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Elizabeth Holland

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Sister of William Gaskell, husband of Elizabeth. In 1838 married Charles Holland, a Liverpool merchant. Described by Catherine Winkworth (Letters and Memorials, I, 146) as "a very striking-looking woman. In her manners she is something like Mrs. Gaskell, as well as in her appearance (she is not a bit like her brother), is very clever, energetic, and animated". Appears in Mrs. GaskelI's letters to the Gaskell daughters as "Aunt Lizzie" and "Aunt Lizzy".

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John Hollingshead

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Journalist, theatre manager. Attended "a so-called 'Pestalozzian Academy'" at Homerton. Worked as warehouse clerk, commercial traveller, and cloth merchant. Did much reading; developed ambition to write for the press. Contributed to the Train, Cornhill (at Thackeray's invitation), Good Words, Punch, Leader, Morning Post, and some twenty other periodicals; dramatic critic for Daily News. Published some ten collections of his periodical contributions; also a selected 3-volume edition. After some fifteen years as journalist, turned his attention to the theatre; manager of Gaiety Theatre, 1868-1886; instituted various improvements and innovations in theatres and theatre management; was first English producer to stage a play by Ibsen. Worked for removal of paper duty, for reform of copyright law, for abolition of licensing regulations and other restrictions on stage performances.

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James Wilson Holme

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Solicitor. The Post Office London Directory, 1859, lists the firm of Tilleard, Son, Godden & Holme, solicitors, at the contributor’s listed address, with cross-reference from James Wilson Holme to the firm name. Holme had only recently become a partner in the firm; the 1858 directory does not include his name in the firm name.


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

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T. M. Holme

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Not identified. London directories, 1856-1858, list no Holme at the above address, nor do they list a T. M. HoIme at another address. The address indicates that the contributor was probably in the legal profession; he may be the solicitor Iames Wilson Holme. The initials recorded in the Office Book seem clearly to read ''T.M.''; they may, however, be intended for "J.W." In Bentley's Miscellany, 1838, appeared a poem by M. Torre Holme. The Office Book occasionally records a contributor's initials in reverse order.

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

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Tom Hood

19/1/1835 — 20/11/1874

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Humorist, miscellaneous writer; son of Thomas Hood the poet. Studied for a time at University College, London, then at Pembroke College, Oxford, with intent of entering the church; abandoned the idea, did not take degree. Early began contributing verse and prose to periodicals. From about 1856 to 1860 lived in Cornwall (his H.W. article deals with Cornish fishing and fishermen) ; there edited a newspaper for about two years. Clerk in War Office, 1860-1865. Editor of Fun, 1865 until his death; wrote much for the periodical; also drew and engraved many of illustrations. In 1867 first issued Tom Hood's Comic Annual. Wrote book on versification; several novels; also books for children, some alone, others jointly with his sister, Frances Broderip; illustrated some of her stories. Collaborated with her on Memorials of Thomas Hood, 1860, and on two editions of Hood's Works; wrote preface to two collections of Hood's poems. Dickens had known Tom Hood and his sister from their childhood.

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

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John Hooper

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Divine. B.A. Cambridge, 1823; M.A. 1824 (according to Crockford; 1828, according to J. A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List, 1940-1954); vicar of Meopham, Kent, 1854-1875. The contributor identifies himself as incumbent of the parish of Meopham. His article gives, from Ashmole's diary and from a document in his possession, information concerning the Tradescants. It was motivated by the reference to Tradescant the elder in "The Growth of Our Gardens", June 19 1858. H.W. printed the item without comment except that it had been sent by "a correspondent". Payment of £1.1.0 for the 1-column item was twice the standard rate.

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

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Richard H. Horne

31/12/1802 — 13/3/1884

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Author. Student at Royal Military College, Sandhurst: withdrawn at end of probationary year for having, according to official record, "failed to pass probation" (Blainey, The Farthing Poet, p. 9). Thereafter served some months in Mexican navy. Began literary career as periodical contributor and journalist; contributed to more than fifty periodicals—British, Australian, and American. Editor, 1836-1837, of Monthly Repository. In 1833 published his first book, Exposition of the False Medium and Barriers Excluding Men of Genius from the Public; later prose writings included The Poor Artist, 1850; The Dreamer and the Worker, 1851; some books for children. Wrote poetic dramas: Cosmo de' Medici, 1837; The Death of Marlowe, 1837; and others. Best known to his contemporaries as author of Orion, "the farthing epic", 1843. With assistance of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Bell, wrote A New Spirit of the Age, 1844. Thought his genius unappreciated in England; went to Australia, 1852. There obtained some Government employment; wrote Australian Facts and Prospects and a lyrical drama, Prometheus, the Fire-Bringer. Returned to England, 1869. In 1874 granted Civil List pension of £50 a year "In recognition of his contributions to literature"; pension later augmented to £100 (ColIes, Literature and the Pension List).

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Mrs. [?] Hoskyns

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Lewis Hough

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Writer, military man. Student at Eton. B.A. Cambridge, 1852; M.A. 1857. Captain, 3rd Middlesex Militia; major, 1872; hon.colonel, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Contributed stories to Chambers's, Once a Week, and other periodicals. Published a collection of his stories; also a 3-volume novel, William Bathurst, 1865; and two books for boys—Dr. Jolliffe's Boys: A Tale of Weston School, 1864, and For Fortune and Glory: A Story of the Soudan War,1885. Recorded himself on title pages of two of his books as author of two additional titles; titles not listed in British Museum General Catalogue of Books or in English Catalogue of Books.

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

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William Howitt

18/12/1792 — 3/3/1879

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Miscellaneous writer. Attended Friends' schools; extended his education by reading and by study of foreign languages. Early began writing verse and contributing sketches to obscure periodicals; later wrote for Chambers's, Tait's, Monthly Repository, People's Journal, and other periodicals, including spiritualist magazines. Brought out Howitt's Journal of Literature and Popular Progress, 1847-1848. In the Journal, as in his writing in other periodicals and in his books, supported humanitarian causes and social reform. In 1823 published The Forest Minstrel, and Other Poems, written jointly with his wife ; also collaborated with her on other works. Author of books on rural English life, books based on his stay in Germany and in Australia, historical works, works on religion, books for boys, adult fiction. Published some translations from the German; also aided his wife  Mary Howitt in translations from the Swedish. In 1865 granted Civil List pension of £140 a year "In consideration of the long and useful career of literary labour in which both he and his wife have been engaged" (Colles, Literature and the Pension List).

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