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Henry Hall Dixon

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Pen Names : theDruid;GeneralChasse
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Dixon, Henry Hall I Henry Dixon l, 1822-1870, sporting writer. Educated under Dr. Arnold at Rugby. B.A. Cambridge, 1846. Articled to firm of solicitors, Doncaster; there became intimate friend of the sporting writer James White [also a H.W. contributor], through whom he made the acquaintance of sporting worthies and was influenced to become writer on the turf. Admitted at Middle Temple, 1848; called to the bar, 1852 (Notable Middle Templars); for a time went the Midland Circuit. Turned to writing for a livelihood. Wrote for Bell's Life in London (the editorship of which was offered him in 1852), Doncaster Gazette, Sporting Review, Sporting Magazine, lllus. London News, Mark Lane Express, Gent. Mag., Daily News, and other periodicals. Some of his books first appeared in part in periodicals. Author, as "The Druid," of The Post and the Paddock, 1856; Silk and Scarlet, 1859; Scott and Sebright, 1862; Saddle and Sirloin, 1870. Also author of A Treatise on the Law of the Farm, 1858; Field and Fern, 1865.

     Dixon's H.W. ["Horse-Taming", XVIII, 82-85. July 10, 1858] article devotes a paragraph to the celebrated jockey and horse-breaker Dick Christian, whom Dixon quotes at length in some of his books. Dixon was a reader of H.W.: two chapters in Saddle and Sirloin he prefaced with a quotation from the periodical.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       D.N.B. suppl. 1901. 

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

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

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