Pigott, Edward Smyth, 1824-1895

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Edward Frederick Smyth Pigott, 1824-1895, journalist and connoisseur of theatre. In 1850-1860, he was one of the editors of the Leader, a socialist paper, and later was on the staff of the Daily News. A well-known figure in literary circles, Pigott was a lifelong friend of Wilkie Collins. In 1874 he was appointed Examiner of Plays in the Lord Chamberlain office, which position he held until his death in 1895.

From the description of Letters to Edward Smyth Pigott, ca. 1870-1895. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122443444

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creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to his mother, Harriet Collins, [1866] July 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Boulogne, to Wilkie Collins, 1856 July 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pigott, Edward Smyth, 1826-1895,. Letters to Edward Smyth Pigott, ca. 1870-1895. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1855 Apr. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pigott, Edward Smyth, 1824-1895,. Autograph letters signed from Edward F.S. Pigott, London and Niton, to Moy Thomas [manuscript], 1875-1880. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Field, Kate, 1838-1896,. Autograph letters signed from Kate Field, London and New York, to various recipients [manuscript], 1874-1880. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Genest, John, 1764-1839. Scrapbooks of John Genest, ca. 1750-1880. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878. Autograph letters signed (11) : various places, to Edward Smyth Pigott, 1855-1873. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to his mother, Harriet Collins, [1867] July 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to his mother, Harriet Collins, 1864 July 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to his mother, Harriet Collins, [1867] July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed : Broadstairs, to Charles Ward, [1862] Sept. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed : [Folkestone], to his mother, Harriet Collins, 1855 Sept. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed : Broadstairs, to Charles Ward, 1862 Oct. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1855 Mar. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to his mother, Harriet Collins, 1860 Sept. 12-13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to his mother, Harriet Collins, 1856 Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pigott, Edward Smyth, 1824-1895,. Autograph letter signed from Edward Smyth Pigott to William Winter, Stratford-on-Avon [manuscript], 1890 August 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Pigott, Edward Smyth, 1824-1895,. Autograph letter signed from Edward F.S. Pigott, Lord Chamberlain's Office, St. James's Palace, London, to [Augustin Daly] [manuscript], 1890 July 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1856 Oct. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822. Letter : to Edward Pigott, 1783 Mar. 3 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
correspondedWith Field, Kate, 1838-1896, person
associatedWith Genest, John, 1764-1839. person
correspondedWith Great Britain. Lord Chamberlain. Examiner of Plays (1874-1895 : Pigott) corporateBody
associatedWith Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822. person
correspondedWith Hertford, Francis Hugh George Seymour, Marquis of, 1812-1884 person
correspondedWith Labouchere, Henry Du Pré, 1831-1912 person
associatedWith Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878. person
associatedWith Martin, Helena Faucit, 1814-1898 person
correspondedWith Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909 person
correspondedWith Ponsonby-Fane, Spencer Cecil Brabazon, 1824-1915 person
correspondedWith Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910 person
correspondedWith Thomas, W. Moy (William Moy), 1828-1910 person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
correspondedWith Yates, Edmund Hodgson, 1831-1894 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
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Great Britain
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Journalists--Correspondence
Theater--History--19th century--Sources
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Theater--Censorship--History--19th century--Sources
Politicians--Correspondence
Intellectuals--Correspondence
Drama--Censorship--History--19th century--Sources
Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1824

Death 1895

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