Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830

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In October 1812, William Hazlitt was hired by the Morning Chronicle as a parliamentary reporter. Soon he met John Hunt, publisher of the Examiner, and his younger brother Leigh Hunt, the poet and essayist, who edited the weekly paper. Hazlitt began to contribute miscellaneous essays to the Examiner in 1813, and the scope of his work for the Chronicle was expanded to include drama criticism, literary criticism, and political essays. In 1814 the Champion was added to the list of periodicals that accepted Hazlitt's literary and political criticism.

From the description of Reporting notes : manuscript, 1813-1814. (Grolier Club). WorldCat record id: 649499660

English writer and painter.

From the description of Liber Amoris : autograph manuscript : Stamford, Lincolnshire, 1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870180

William Hazlitt, English writer and painter.

From the description of William Hazlitt manuscript material : 16 items, 1799-1828 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 311119379

English literary and social critic William Hazlitt was born April 10, 1778, in Maidstone, Kent, England.

Best known for his essays on a wide range of topics, William Hazlitt also studied painting, and in 1803, painted portraits of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.

Hazlitt’s published work consisted chiefly of essays and speeches, including An Essay of the Principles of Human Action (1805), Free Thoughts on Public Affairs (1806), Reply to the Essay on Population (1807), and an anthology of parliamentary speeches in 1807.

In 1812 Hazlitt gave a series of lectures at the Russell Institute in London. In the same year, he became the parliamentary correspondent for the Morning Chronicle on the recommendation of his friend Charles Lamb. Between 1813 and 1830, Hazlitt wrote for a variety of periodicals including The Examiner, Champion, Edinburgh Review, and London Magazine .

By 1826 William Hazlitt began writing The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, which he completed in 1830. On September 18, 1830, William Hazlitt died.

"William Hazlitt." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Gale Biography In Context. http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed March 2012).

From the guide to the William Hazlitt holograph note of subscription to Mr. Saunder's Library, circa 1824-1830, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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creatorOf Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 327 items, 1801-1859 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hazlitt, Sarah Stoddart, 1774-1840. Commonplace book, ca. 1820. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Liber Amoris : autograph manuscript : Stamford, Lincolnshire, 1822. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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referencedIn William Hazlitt Pamphlet box. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Document attributed to William Hazlitt [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Towers, Isabella Jane. Original essays, scraps, etc. : album, 1827-1863. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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referencedIn William Hazlitt: Letters, 1817-1830 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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creatorOf Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Sir Walter Scott collection of papers, 1796-1931 bulk (1797-1837). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Autograph letter : to William Hazlitt at Rev. Mr. Hazlitt's Wem, Shropshire, 1806 March 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. The life of Napoleon Buonaparte : [proposed preface of the biography] / by William Hazlitt.
referencedIn On Thomas Chatterton: Collected Criticisms and Comments, Poetical and Prose, Manuscript, 1919. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
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creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. The Fight : autograph manuscript (incomplete) with corrections, interpolations and deletions by the author, 1821. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852. Letters of John Hamilton Reynolds, 1816-1821. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Another version of the same : autograph poem, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856. Letter, 1828 Mar. 14 : Munich, to Johann Friedrich von Cotta. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. William Hazlitt collection, 1790-1835. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scott, John, 1784-1821. Letter : Geneva, London, Milan, Mortlake, Rome, to Robert Baldwin, London, 1818-1820. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
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referencedIn Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. Letter, 1817 Nov. 29 : London, to Francis Jeffrey, Edinburgh. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
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creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. William Hazlitt collection, 1790-1835. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Autograph essays and lectures - drafts by William Hazlitt [manuscript], ca. 1812?-1821. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Recollections, 1835 April 18-1838 October 27 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. On coffee-house politicians : manuscript, [182-?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Lamb, Mary, 1764-1847. Collection of letters related to Charles and Mary Lamb, 1797-1868 and undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Memoirs of the late Thomas Holcroft ... newly edited ... by Elbridge Colby, 1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Essay on Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine : manuscript, [before 1830] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. William Hazlitt manuscript material : 16 items, 1799-1828 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Blanchard, Laman, 1804-1845. Laman Blanchard manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1826 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. The spirit of the age : manuscript, [ca. 1825] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf William Hazlitt holograph note of subscription to Mr. Saunder's Library, circa 1824-1830 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Reporting notes : manuscript, 1813-1814. Grolier Club
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Letter, 1828 Oct. 28 : Salisbury, to "My dear Sir." Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 332 items, 1801-1859 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes: Personal Papers and Correspondence, c. 1906 - 1982 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Letter, [1830?] Apr. 4 : London, to an unidentified correspondent. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939. Manuscript Book, 1920s-1950s. Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Letter, [ca. 1800-1830?], to Owen Rees, London. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Letter, [1823 Feb.] : to "Gentlemen." Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Sir Walter Scott collection of papers, 1796-1931, 1797-1837 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834,. Poems, [ca. 1800-1834?], England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Portrait : of Charles Lamb / painted by William Hazlitt.
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830,. Autograph letters signed from William Hazlitt to various people [manuscript], 1823-[1830]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Autograph letter signed with initials : Edinburgh, to Messrs. Taylor and Hessey, 1822 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. ALS : London, to William Hazlitt, 1810 Nov. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854. Letter : London, to Bernard Barton, 1821 Feb. 15. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. Louise Imogen Guiney manuscript material : 1 item, 1889 New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. ALS : London, to William Hazlitt, 1806 Jan. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. On coffee-house politicians : manuscript, [182-?]. Princeton University Library
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Death 1830-09-18

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