Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797

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Dates:
Birth 1717-09-24
Death 1797-03-02
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English

Biographical notes:

Dr. John Allen (1771-1843) was a political and historical writer. In 1791 he graduated with an MD from the University of Edinburgh. In 1801, in his capacity as a doctor, he accompanied Lord Holland to Spain, and on his return to England became a regular inmate of Holland House. Although he served in 1806 as under-secretary to the commissioners for treating with America, Allen is best known for his social life at Holland House, especially as documented in his diary. He also helped Lord Holland to research the materials for his speeches; contributed 35 articles to the Edinburgh Review, especially on Spanish subjects; and an Inquiry into the Rise and Growth of the Royal Prerogative in England (1830). Allen was appointed warden of Dulwich College from 1811 to 1820, and master from that year until his death. He was also auditor of the duchy of Lancaster from 1841 until his death.

From the description of Transcripts of letters from Horace Walpole to Horace Mann, 1741-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702187752

Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) was a poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry. In 1769 he sent a piece called Rowley's History of England, supposedly by a medieval monk named Thomas Rowley, to Horace Walpole, hoping for Walpole's patronage. Walpole initially believed in its authenticity but, convinced by his friends of the forgery, wrote back to Chatterton declining to sponsor him, but neglecting to return Chatterton's work. Chatterton also wrote political letters, eclogues, lyrics, operas and satires, both in prose and verse. Using the pseudonym Decimus, in the vein of Junius, he wrote against such political figures as the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Bute, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. However, he was paid very little for his work, and on August 24, 1770, at age 17, he committed suicide with arsenic. It was after Chatterton's death that controversy over the Rowley manuscripts and poems began.

From the description of A letter to the editor of the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188187

From the description of A series of autograph letters to his friend Rev. Dr. Lort concerning Thomas Chatterton and his spurious writings; also in vindication of himself, / Horace Walpole, Lord Orford, 1788-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188197

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

From the description of Letter : to Lady Diana Beauclerk, [between 1782 and 1790]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194892

From the description of Letter : [Twickenham], to [Fanny Burney], 1790 Nov. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194875

From the description of Letter : [Twickenham], to Charles Burney, 1785 Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194884

From the description of Letter : [Twickenham], to Thomas Pitt, 1764 June 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702196470

From the description of Letter : [London], to [Hannah More], 1787 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194871

From the description of Letter : [Twickenham], to [Samuel Lysons], 1793 July [21]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194895

From the description of Letter : [Twickenham], to [Charles Burney], 1786 July 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194889

Anne Liddell Fitzpatrick, Countess of Ossory (d. 1804) was the only child of Henry Liddell, Lord Ravensworth. In 1756, she married Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Earl of Euston and 3rd Duke of Grafton. However, she later eloped with John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory, whom she married after her marriage to Grafton was dissolved in 1769.

From the description of Letters from Horatio Walpole to the Countess of Ossory, 1771-1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702187763

Horace Walpole (1717-1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts.

From the description of [A conversation] [drawing] / H.W. 1737. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701846205

From the description of [Caricature of an unknown woman] [drawing]. [1765 or 1766?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701846160

From the description of [A rural ball] [drawing] / H. Walpole. 1738. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701846387

From the description of Ld. Massareene [drawing]. [1765?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701846177

From the description of [Designs for the ceiling in the library at Strawberry Hill] [drawing]. 1754. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701830074

English man of letters.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Strawberry Hill, to [Hannah More], 1784 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658292

From the description of Copy of a letter in the hand of Isaac Reed : Berkeley Square, to Mr. Henderson of Covent Garden Theatre, 1781 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658319

From the description of Autograph letter unsigned : Strawberry Hill, to Daniel Lysons, 1794 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658281

From the description of Life of René of Anjou King of Naples : autograph manuscript, 1779 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658322

From the description of Autograph letter unsigned : [Strawberry Hill], to [Lady Browne], [1779 c. Aug. 18]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658264

The World, a periodical paper, was originally published in 209 numbers from January 4, 1753 to December 30, 1756. The primary contributors were Edward Moore, the Earl of Chesterfield, Richard Owen Cambridge, and Horace Walpole, who wrote under the pseudonym Adam Fitz-Adam.

From the description of The world, [ca. 1753]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188071

From the description of The world, [ca. 1753]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188074

Horace Walpole, author, politician, patron of the arts, and owner of Strawberry Hill, a manor close to London and famous for its architecture, furnishings and collection of curiosities.

From the description of Rules for obtaining a ticket to visit Strawberry Hill, [between 1791 and 1797] / Orford. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702181382

Title: 1st Baron Walpole of Woolterton

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x000291

Epithet: afterwards Earl of Orford

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x0002bd

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

Sir David Dalrymple, third baronet, Lord Hailes, 1726-1792, judge and historian.

From the description of Letter : to Sir David Dalrymple, 1790 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193523

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

Thomas Astle (1735-1803) archivist and collector of books and manuscripts; engaged by the British Museum to compile the index to the catalogue of the Harley manuscripts; consultant on the publication of the rolls of parliamentary.

John Pinkerton (1758-1826), writer of numerous works including Scottish ballads and poems, although he was found to have forged some of the "ancient" pieces which earned him notoriety as a literary impostor. He also wrote on geography, early Scottish history as well as numismatics and medals which brought him to the attention of Horace Walpole, with whom Pinkerton corresponded until Walpole's death in 1797.

From the description of Letter : Berkeley Square, to [Thomas Astle], 1790 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702183096

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

Hannah More (1745-1833), writer and philanthropist.

From the description of Letter : to Hannah More, [1789?] Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702203235

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

Betrie Greatheed,1759-1826, poet and playwright.

Betrie Greatheed,1781-1804, amateur artist.

From the description of Letter : [London], to Bertie Greathe[e]d, 1796 Feb 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702182030

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

George Augustus Selwyn, 1719-1791, wit and politician; friend of Richard, second Baron Edgcumbe, Thomas Gray, and Horace Walpole.

From the description of Letter : to G.A. Selwyn, Thursday night [between 1767-1786]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702183022

Horace Walpole, 1717-1797, fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

Sir William Hamilton, 1731-1803, diplomatist and art collector.

From the description of Letter : [London], to Sir William Hamilton, 1792 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193510

Horace Walpole (1717-1797), fourth earl of Orford, author, politician, historian and patron of the arts; owner of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England.

Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), diplomatist and art collector.

From the description of Letter : Arlington Street [London, Eng.], to Sir William Hamilton, 1776 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702181892

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