Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849

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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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creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Pierce Egan letter to My dear sir, 1833 March 26. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letter : to Mr. Jones, London, 1822 Aug. 21. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letter : London, to George Bartley, [18--]. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Autograph letter signed : London, to George Cruikshank, 1830 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
referencedIn Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873,. Autograph letters signed from William Charles Macready to various recipients [manuscript], 1817-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letter : London, to Mr. Cooper, 1830 Oct. 2. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Pierce Egan manuscript material : 2 items, 1836-1842 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Autograph letter signed : postmarked London, to P. Egan, 1831 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cole, John William, d. 1870,. Autograph letters signed from John W. Cole to various recipients [manuscript], 1827-1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXL (ff. 347). 1-16 Dec. 1842.includes:ff. 1-15 William Thomas Le-Poer Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842-1843.ff. 1-15, 48-71 Education: Papers rel. to proposals for Ireland: 1811-1845.: Partly printed.ff... British Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Autograph manuscript "Ad Valorem" : Dublin, sent to W.J. Simpson as a letter, 1838 Jan. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reid, J. C. (John Cowie), 1916-1972. Papers. National Library of New Zealand
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Impromptu invocation to Thomas Hood : [poem], 1832 Mar. 29. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1870 June 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Pierce Egan manuscript material : 2 items, 1836-1842 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letter : "to the Editor of the Globe," [1834 July]. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letters : London, to George Cruikshank, London, 1824 Jan. 28 and 1831 Dec. 24. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letter : Rochester, to Mr. Simpson, 1837 Feb. 22. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Letter : to Weekly dispatch office, 1821 Dec. 17. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 346, A-G.includes:f. 1 Joseph Adams, MD; biographer of John Hunter: Letter to W. Clift: 1817. f. 3 William Davenport Adams, author: Letter to C. D. Sherborn: 1891. f. 4 William Harrison Ainsworth, alias 'Cheviot Ticheburn'; novelist: Le... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. C (ff. 1127). Aug.-Oct. 1842. (1) 'The Artizan's Daughter or the Broken Home'. ff. 2-32. (2) 'The Love Birds or the Birds of Paradise'. ff. 33-68. (3) 'Falstaff', by S. M. Maggioni. Italian, with English translation. Pr... British Library
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associatedWith Bartley, George, 1782-1858. person
associatedWith Brettell, J. (John). person
correspondedWith Cole, John William, d. 1870, person
associatedWith Cruikshank, George, person
associatedWith Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. person
associatedWith Hood, Thomas, 1799-1845. person
associatedWith Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873. person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), person
associatedWith Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828. person
correspondedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, person
associatedWith Randall, Jack. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Reid, J. C. (John Cowie), 1916-1972. person
associatedWith Simpson, W. J., person
correspondedWith Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Paisley, Renfrewshire
England
Subject
Boxing--19th century
Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Sportswriters--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1772

Death 1849-08-03

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