Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844

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Translator of Dante Alighieri.

From the description of Letter : Chiswick, to James Gillman, Highgate, 1821 July 7. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25249232

Cary was an English biographer and translator, as well as an Anglican minister and a librarian. Anna Seward was an English poet and author.

From the description of Letters to Anna Seward, 1788-1847 (inclusive), 1788-1796 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78951149

From the guide to the Henry Francis Cary letters to Anna Seward, 1788-1847 (inclusive), 1788-1796 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry Francis Cary, British translator. He published translations of Dante in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and his work for the London Magazine in the 1820's acquainted him with many writers, including: Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, John Clare, Thomas Hood, and Gabriel Rossetti.

From the description of Henry Francis Cary manuscript material : 1 item, 1832 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 84841310

From the guide to the Henry Francis Cary manuscript material : 2 items, 1831-1832, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Henry Francis Cary was a clergyman and translator, best known for his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Born into a military family at Gibraltar, he was educated at Oxford. Cary had published verse in several periodicals in his youth, but wanted to join the army; he finally acceded to his father's desire and became a clergyman. He held several religious posts, and wrote numerous articles for journals, but his chief work was his monumental translation of Dante into English, which became highly praised and remained the standard version for many years. Cary later translated works from Greek, Latin, and French, and had a long career at the British Museum.

From the description of H.F. Cary letter to Dear sir, 1837 July 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 130045397

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creatorOf Henry Francis Cary manuscript material : 2 items, 1831-1832 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. Selection from the Dialogues of Plato to be read at the John Brown memorial meeting : autograph manuscript : [Concord, Mass.], [1859 Dec. 2]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834. Autograph letters signed (12) : Little Hampton, etc., Reverend Henry Francis Cary, 1817 Oct. 29-1829 Sept. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. H.F. Cary letter to Dear sir, 1837 July 28. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Letter : Westminster, to Edward Moxon, [18--] Apr. 8. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Abraham Hayward correspondence files : 1063 items, 1790-1889 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. Abraham Hayward correspondence files : 1063 items, 1790-1889 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Henry Francis Cary: Letters to Taylor and Hessey, 1822-1824 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Letters to Anna Seward, 1788-1847 (inclusive), 1788-1796 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Barclay, Henry. Letter book, 1829-1841. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834. Letter, 1824 Dec. 14, Highgate, to Henry Francis Cary, Chiswick. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Letters, 1820-1830, Helpstone, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Henry Francis Cary manuscript material : 1 item, 1832 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Letter : Chiswick, to James Gillman, Highgate, 1821 July 7. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Letter : Westminster, to William Smith, [1843?] May 13. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Henry Francis Cary letters to Anna Seward, 1788-1847 (inclusive), 1788-1796 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1942. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Dante's Inferno / translated from the original of Dante Alighieri by Henry Francis Cary, M.A., and illustrated by Gustave Doré. Edited by Henry C. Walsh .. Brown University, Brown University Library
referencedIn Autograph album, 1817-1873 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Correspondence, 1855-1886. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Gillman, James, 1782-1839. person
associatedWith Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. person
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associatedWith Hessey, J. A. (James Augustus), 1785-1870. person
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correspondedWith Parsons, Thomas William, 1819-1892 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry, 1806-1877. person
associatedWith Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. person
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Translators--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
English poetry--18th century
Poetry--Italian
English literature--18th century
Translators--Correspondence
Oriel College (University of Oxford)
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Birth 1772-12-06

Death 1844-08-14

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