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Richard Cattermole

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Death : 6/12/1858
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Divine, miscellaneous writer; brother of George Cattermole, the artist. For many years secretary to Royal Society of Literature. In 1825 became connected with Church of St. Matthew, Brixton, Surrey. Vicar of Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, 1848-1858. Died in Boulogne. Author of Becket, an Historical Tragedy ... and Other Poems, 1832; The Book of the Cartoons [of Raphael], 1837; The Great Civil War of Charles I and the Parliament, with engravings from drawings by George Cattermole, 1841; The Literature of the Church of England Indicated in Selections from the Writings of Eminent Divines, 1844. Also published sermons. Was one of editors of Sacred Classics, or Select Library of Divinity, 1834-1836.


Dickens was a close friend of Cattermole's brother George, who had married a distant relative of Dickens's. Cattermole was a member of the short-lived Society of British Authors, at the second meeting of which Dickens presided (Besant, "The First Society of British Authors", Contemporary Review, July 1889). He and Dickens may well have been acquainted.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1973.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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