William Hepworth Dixon papers, 1842-1876.


William Hepworth Dixon papers, 1842-1876.

The collection contains primarily letters to historian, author, and editor W.H. Dixon concerning a wide variety of social and cultural issues of the day. Topics include Dixon's own writings and those of Charles Knight, F. Freiligrath, and others; publications by C.B. Tauchnitz in the British Authors Series; a Schiller manuscript; the Shakespeare jubilee of 1864; Garibaldi; education, music, and cultural events; philanthropic efforts; Swedenborgianism; and other topics. Major correspondents include the German poet F. Freiligrath, C.B. Tauchnitz, Dr. Julius Rodenberg, Sir Frederick Pollock, J.C.B. Davis, E.B. Eastwick, F.W. Evans, the 7th Duke of Manchester, Sir Samuel Ferguson, and William White. Also includes five letters from Dixon to various correspondents, and a photograph of Dixon.

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893

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Frederick W. Evans was born in Leominster, England, in 1808. Along with his brother, George Henry, and his father he emigrated to the United States in 1820, settling in Binghamton, New York. Evans pursued studies in philosophy and literature and with his brother issued a number of working class publications which advocated land rights, the end of imprisonment for debt, equality for women, the abolition of slavery, Sunday mail delivery, and other social causes. Evans joined the Shakers at New Leb...

Eastwick, Edward Backhouse, 1814-1883

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Epithet: Secretary of Legation at Teheran British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000752.0x00036a Epithet: M P; orientalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000752.0x000369 ...

Tauchnitz, Bernhard, 1816-1895

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Printer and publisher of Leipzig, Germany. From the description of Bernhard Tauchnitz correspondence, 1860 October 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980568 Bernhard Tauchnitz was a German publisher; he is best remembered for helping to popularize English and American works in Germany. From the description of Bernhard Tauchnitz letters and photograph, 1851-1877. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52434121 Epithet: publisher ...

Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805

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Dramatist and poet. From the description of Friedrich Schiller collection, 1883-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980966 German poet and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed "Sch." : Weimar, to W.G. Becker, 1804 Feb. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634316 From the description of Wilhelm Tell. Act I, Scene 4 : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned, [ca. 1804]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635377 From the des...

Manchester, William Drogo Montagu, Duke of, 1823-1890

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Title: 7th Duke of Manchester British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x000166 ...

White, William, 1831 or 1832-1890

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Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879

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Historian. 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 ...

Pollock, Frederick, 1845-1937

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Pollock was professor of jurisprudence at University College of London (1882) and at Oxford (1883-1903), as well as professor of common law. From 1914, he served as judge of Admiralty Court of Cinque Ports. He authored many texts on such topics as contracts, torts, partnership, and fraud; and, with Maitland, co-authored a work on English law. From the guide to the Correspondence, 1848-1937, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University) ...

Rodenberg, Julius, 1831-1914

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Freiligrath, Ferdinand, 1810-1876

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German poet and revolutionary. From the description of Letters, to Karl Heinzen, 1845-1848. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367510 Ferdinand Freiligrath was a popular and important 19th century German poet. His evolution from early lyrical poems to mature, politically aware works mirrors Germany's literary transition from Romanticism to social concern. Freiligrath was also a significant translator of English works into German. From the description...

Davis, J. C. Bancroft, 1822-1907

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Jurist, diplomat, journalist, and court reporter. From the description of J.C. Bancroft Davis papers, 1849-1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982285 Biographical Note 1822, Dec. 29 Born, Worcester, Mass. 1844 Admitted to Massachusetts bar 1847 ...

Ferguson, Samuel, 1810-1886

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Knight, Charles, 1791-1873

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British publisher and writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Carlton Villas [London], to John Forster, 1855 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270958677 Publisher and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Tyler and Reed, 1848 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491100 Publisher and author Charles Knight was born at Windsor, and spent his youth apprenticed to his father, a bookseller and printe...