Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879

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Dates:
Birth 1821-06-30
Death 1879-12-27
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Historian.

From the description of Letters 1845-1876. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 702669699

Dixon was born on June 30, 1821 at Great Ancoats in Manchester, England; wrote a five-act tragedy, The Azamoglan, which was privately printed; editor of Cheltenham Journal, 1846; called to bar in London, 1854, but never practiced law; contributor to the Athenaeum and the Daily News; wrote Life of William Penn (1851); editor of the Athenaeum, 1853-69; traveled widely and helped to found the Palestine Exploration Fund; fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; active in improving working class housing; appointed justice of the peace for Middlesex and Westminster, 1869; wrote several books, including The story of Lord Bacon's life (1862); died Dec. 27, 1879.

From the description of Papers, 1845-1879. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38285354

Editor, historian, and traveler.

From the description of William Hepworth Dixon correspondence, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423637

English writer. Author of New America (1867). Three letters addressed to him in London from: Wm. Goodyer, St. Louis, Mo. 1867; Geo. H. Boker, London, 1872; W. Gilpin, St. Louis, 1873.

From the description of Correspondence, 1867, 1872, 1873. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 14568124

Dixon was born in Manchester on 30 June 1821. He began contributing to magazines and journals in the early 1840s. In 1846 he moved to London, where he entered the Inner Temple. Dixon never practised law and decided instead to pursue a literary career. He contributed regularly to the Athenaeum and Daily News . He also published a series of articles on prisons and a book on the prison reformer John Howard. In 1850 Dixon published, The London Prisons . In 1853 Dixon became the editor of the Athenaeum , a post held until 1869. He also travelled widely in Europe, North Africa and North America and published books and articles on the countries he had visited. Dixon also served in public office as a deputy commissioner for the Great Exhibition 1851, Justice of the Peace for Middlesex and Westminster and as a member of the London School Board. He died on 26 December 1879.

From the guide to the Dixon, William Hepworth, 1850, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Biography

Dixon was born on June 30, 1821 at Great Ancoats in Manchester, England; wrote a five-act tragedy, The Azamoglan, which was privately printed; editor of Cheltenham Journal, 1846; called to bar in London, 1854, but never practiced law; contributor to the Athenaeum and the Daily News ; wrote Life of William Penn (1851); editor of the Athenaeum, 1853-69; traveled widely and helped to found the Palestine Exploration Fund; fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; active in improving working class housing; appointed justice of the peace for Middlesex and Westminster, 1869; wrote several books, including The Story of Lord Bacon's Life (1862); died December 27, 1879.

From the guide to the William Hepworth Dixon Papers, 1845-1879, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Historians--Correspondence
  • Disadvantaged groups
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Mormon church--Doctrines
  • Periodical editors--correspondence
  • Prisoners
  • Literature
  • Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 1864

Occupations:

  • Historians
  • Editors
  • Travelers
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Periodical editors--England--Correspondence
  • Historians--England--Correspondence

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • London England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)