Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1772
Death 1849-08-03
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: the elder; of Add MS 40520

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x000193

Pierce Egan, English sportswriter who became best known for his highly popular Life in London, illustrated by George and Robert Cruikshank.

From the description of Pierce Egan manuscript material : 2 items, 1836-1842 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 182957648

From the guide to the Pierce Egan manuscript material : 2 items, 1836-1842, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Pierce Egan was an English journalist whose rowdy, bawdy tales of London night life came to exemplify the Regency. Born in London and apprenticed to a printer, Egan wrote several popular sketches but made his reputation as a sports journalist, eventually compiling one of the key histories of boxing. He is probably best remembered for Life in London, an authentic, first-hand account of the sprawling London underworld that became the unofficial guidebook to London during the Regency. Published as an illustrated serial, the work was enormously popular and influential.

From the description of Pierce Egan letter to My dear sir, 1833 March 26. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 59716605

Epithet: the elder; of Add MS 42575

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x000194

Epithet: the elder; dramatist and novelist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x000192

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Subjects:

  • Boxing--19th century
  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Sportswriters--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence

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Places:

  • Birmingham, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Paisley, Renfrewshire (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)