Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1689-08-19
Death 1761-07-04
PT
English

Biographical notes:

English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dr. [Edward] Young, 1749 Sept. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617487

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Thomas Sheridan, 1758 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617492

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to "Madam" [Frances Grainger], 1748 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617481

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Rev. Mr. [Samuel] Lobb, 1756 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617490

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "the Rev. Mr. [James] Hervey," 1747 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617477

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Miss [Frances] Grainger, 1749-50 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617484

From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1739 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270890772

Samuel Richardson was raised in Derbyshire and became a printer in London. He published three novels: Pamela (1740), Clarissa (1747), and Sir Charles Grandison (1753).

From the description of Samuel Richardson papers, 1715-1759 (inclusive), 1748-1759 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612860965

Samuel Richardson was an English novelist.

From the description of Samuel Richardson collection of papers, 1746-1761. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485070

From the guide to the Samuel Richardson collection of papers, 1746-1761, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

English author.

From the description of Portion of an autograph letter signed : Wellwyn, Herts., to Miss Highmore, 1749 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857800

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was raised in Derbyshire and became a printer in London. He published three novels: Pamela (1740), Clarissa (1747), and Sir Charles Grandison (1753).

From the guide to the Samuel Richardson papers, 1715-1759 (inclusive), 1748-1759 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Author.

Samuel Richardson was born in Mackworth, Derbyshire. Since his family could not give him much education, he was apprenticed in the printing trade. By 1721 he had his own print shop. In 1733 he became printer to the House of Commons, which gave him financial security and allowed him to begin writing the novels for which he is best known: Pamela (1740); Clarissa (1747); and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1754). He died of a stroke in 1761.

From the description of Letter, 1757. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50658671



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Subjects:

  • English poetry--18th century
  • Novelists, English--18th century--Correspondence
  • English literature--18th century
  • Letters--18th century
  • Printers
  • Authors and publishers--18th century
  • Portraits, British--19th century
  • Authors, English--18th century--Correspondence
  • Printing--Costs

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Places:

  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)