Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879

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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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creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Spiritual Wives /by William Hepworth Dixon, ca. 1868. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. ALsS : to William Hepworth Dixon, 1849-1870. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Hood, Tom, 1835-1874. Letter to William Hepworth Dixon : ALS, [1865? May]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Letters 1845-1876. Indiana University
referencedIn Murray, John, 1808-1892. Autograph letters to William Hepworth Dixon : manuscript, [ca. 1860]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Letter, 1864 July 23, Hauteville House, Guernsey, to William Hepworth Dixon [s.l.]. Kalamazoo College, Upjohn Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ford, Thomas. Autograph letters signed (2) : [n.p.], to Hepworth Dixon, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885,. Autograph letter signed from Victor Hugo, Hauteville House, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1864 May 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Correspondence, 1867, 1872, 1873. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871. Letters, 1841-1866. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870. Drawings and letters, ca. 1855-1867. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Letter signed from Charles Knight, Ventnor, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1864 March 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Augustus De Morgan letters, 1841-1866, 1841-1866 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Leighton, John, 1822-1912,. Autograph letter signed from John Leighton, Regents Park, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863 January 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Story of Lord Bacon's life [manuscript], 1862. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Jewsbury, Geraldine Endsor, 1812-1880,. Autograph letter signed from G.E. Jewsbury, London, to Dixon [manuscript], 1864 March 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907. Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to Hepworth Dixon, [1854]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hart, Solomon Alexander, 1806-1881. Autograph letter signed : London, to Hepworth Dixon, 1855 Sept. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 19th century January 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from E.B. Lytton to various people [manuscript], 1837-1864. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Jerrold, Blanchard, 1826-1884,. Autograph letter signed from Blanchard Jerrold, Paris, to Dixon [manuscript], 1864 March 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from John Payne Collier to various people [manuscript], 1818-1882. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hamilton, T., fl. 1861,. Autograph letter signed from T. Hamilton, Queen's College, Belfast, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1861 April 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889,. Autograph letter signed from Wilkie Collins, Portman Square, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1874 May 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Kent, Charles, 1823-1902,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Kent, The Sun newspaper, London, to Hepworth Dixon, Esq. [manuscript], 1863 July 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Theobald, R. M. (Robert Masters), 1829-1914,. Autograph letters signed from R.M. Theobald, London, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1877. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. William Hepworth Dixon papers, 1842-1876. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857. Autograph letters to William Hepworth Dixon : manuscript, [1852]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Notes for The story of Lord Bacon's life [manuscript], 1862. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. William Hepworth Dixon correspondence, undated. Library of Congress
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, South Road, Wimbledon, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863 August 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910,. Autograph letters signed from William Holman Hunt, London, to various people [manuscript], 1864-1889. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Vaughan, R., 19th cent.,. Autograph letters signed from R. Vaughan, London, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1860-1861. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907,. Autograph letter signed from Gerald Massey, Rickmansworth, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 19th century April 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Papers, 1845-1879. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868,. One autograph letter signed and 1 copy from Baron Henry Peter Brougham and Vaux to various people [manuscript], 1857-1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hatton, Joseph, 1841-1907. Joseph Hatton collection, ca. 1865-1874. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Chasles, Philarète, 1798-1873,. Autograph letters signed from Philarete Chasles to [William Hepworth Dixon], 1862. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Manchester, William Drogo Montagu, Duke of, 1823-1890,. Letter signed from William Montagu, Duke of Manchester, and William Hepworth Dixon, London, to the Governor of New York [i.e. Horatio Seymour] [manuscript], 1863 September. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hardy, Thomas Duffus, Sir, 1804-1878,. Autograph letters signed from Sir Thomas Duffus, London, to various people [manuscript], 1860 June-December. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889. Autograph letter signed Chas MacKay to: "My dear Sir" Wellesley College
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Letter to E[dward] Walford. [London, Eng.]. 1860 Feb. 27. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857. Autograph letters to William Hepworth Dixon : manuscript, [1852]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Franklin, Jane Griffin, Lady, 1792-1875. Correspondence, 1850-1864. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Autograph letters signed from J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps, London and elsewhere, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1860-1875. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Pollock, F. (Frederick), 1783-1870,. Autograph letters signed from Frederick Pollock, Hounslow, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1860-1861. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887,. Autograph letters signed from Alexander James Beresford to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863-1867. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871,. Autograph letters signed from Robert Chambers to various people [manuscript], 1851-1864. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam letter to W. Hepworth Dixon, 6 Mar. 1869. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Buchanan, Robert Williams, 1841-1901,. Autograph letters signed from Robert William Buchanan to various recipients [manuscript], ca. 1861-18[82?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Shakespeare Memorial Committee. Draft of letter written, altered and signed by most of the Committee, Pall Mall, London, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1864 March 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Taylor, Tom, 1817-1880. Letters, 1853-1879. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Chapman, John, 1822-1894. John Chapman collection, 1851-1868. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864,. Autograph letter signed from Walter Savage Landor to [William H. Dixon] [manuscript], [1861?] June 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909. Papers, 1863-1896. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1850 Senate House Library, University of London
creatorOf Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887,. Autograph letter signed from A.J. Beresford Hope, Bedgebury Park, Cranbrook, to W. Hepworth Dixon 1864 April 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Roberts, David, 1796-1864. David Roberts correspondence, 1837-1864. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Browning, Robert, 1812-1889,. Autograph letters signed from Robert Browning to various people [manuscript], 1863-1881. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Burke, Bernard, 1814-1892,. Autograph letters signed from Sir Bernard Burke to various recipients [manuscript], 1858-1875. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864,. Autograph letters signed and unsigned from Walter Savage Landor, England and Italy, to various people [manuscript], 1829-[1861?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. ALsS : Gad's Hill Place, Higham, to William Hepworth Dixon, 1864. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887,. Autograph letter signed from A.J. Beresford Hope, Arklow House, Connaught Place, to W. Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863 July 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, St. John's Wood, to several recipients [manuscript], 1863 August 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn John Edward Gray papers, 1783-1884, 1783-1884 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Masson, David, 1822-1907,. Autograph letter signed from David Mason to W. Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863 December 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887,. Autograph letter signed from A.J.B. Beresford, Bedgebury Park, Cranbrook, to W. Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1864 February 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Owen, Richard, 1804-1892,. Autograph letter signed from Richard Owen, British Museum, to W. Hepworth Dixon and J.O. Halliwell [manuscript], 1863 October 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879,. Autograph letter signed from William Hepworth Dixon, London, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1860 October 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hatton, Joseph, 1841-1907. Joseph Hatton collection ca. 1865-1874. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Blanc, Louis, 1811-1882,. Autograph letters signed from Louis Blanc to various people [manuscript], 1861-1864. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Murray, John, 1808-1892,. Autograph letters signed from John Murray, London, to Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1860. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. History of Francis Bacon [manuscript], ca. 1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf William Hepworth Dixon Papers, 1845-1879 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Murray, John, 1808-1892. Autograph letters to William Hepworth Dixon : manuscript, [ca. 1860]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887,. Autograph letter signed from A.J. Beresford Hope, Bedgebury Park, Cranbrook, to W. Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1864 March 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887,. Autograph letter signed from A.J. Beresford Hope to W. Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Chapman, John, 1822-1894. John Chapman collection, 1851-1868. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865,. Autograph letters signed from Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, London, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863-1864. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. Letter: to Brigham Young /by Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1866 Sep 10. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brewer, J. S. (John Sherren), 1810-1879,. Autograph letter signed from John Sherren Brewer to [William Hepworth] Dixon [manuscript], 1862 April 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Grosart, Alexander Balloch, 1827-1899. Autograph letter signed Alex B. Grosart to: Mr. Dixon February 14, 1865. Wellesley College
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. Letter, 1861, November 4, Civita Vecchia, Italy, to Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf William Hepworth Dixon Collection Manuscript Collection MS-1174., 1870 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Deutsch, Emanuel, 1829-1873. Emanuel Deutsch letter to William Hepworth Dixon, 1865 Feb. 8. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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correspondedWith Brewer, J. S. (John Sherren), 1810-1879, person
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associatedWith Ferguson, Samuel, Sir, 1810-1886, person
associatedWith Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865. person
associatedWith Ford, Thomas. person
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associatedWith Freiligrath, Ferdinand, 1810-1876. person
correspondedWith Gilpin, William, 1813-1894 person
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correspondedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, person
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correspondedWith Theobald, R. M. (Robert Masters), 1829-1914, person
correspondedWith Vaughan, R., 19th cent., person
associatedWith Walford, Edward, 1823-1897, person
associatedWith White, William, 1831 or 2-1890, person
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Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Mormon church--Doctrines
Periodical editors--correspondence
Prisoners
Literature
Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 1864
Occupation
Historians
Editors
Travelers
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
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Historians--England--Correspondence
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Birth 1821-06-30

Death 1879-12-27

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