Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. Howitt, 1863 June 13.
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Scottish publisher; author of 'Traditions of Edinburgh,' 'History of the rebellion of 1745-46,' 'Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen,' and 'A life of Scott,' among others; acquaintance of Sir Walter Scott. From the description of Robert Chambers papers, [1827-1836?]. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 44616234 Publisher and author Robert Chambers was born in a small town in Scotland; after his affluent family lost their fortune, he and his brother Wi...
Mary Howitt, née Botham, English writer and translator. From the description of Mary Howitt manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1828? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430350254 Writer of children's stories and other works, who often wrote with her husband, William Howitt. From the description of Letters, 1835-1854. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122295254 English author. From the description of Papers, 1832-...
The archaeologist and antiquary, William Thompson Watkin, was born in Salford on 15 October 1836, the son of John Watkin (1808-48) of Salford and Mary Hamilton (d.1883), daughter of Benjamin Brierley. He was the second cousin of the great railway promoter and entrepreneur, Sir Edward William Watkin (1819-1901). William was educated at private schools, and pursued a career as a merchant in Liverpool. Watkin's interest in the Roman occupation of North-West Britain led him ...