William Howitt

Standard Name: Howitt, William

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Anthologization Elizabeth Gaskell
EG first reached print alone when her gothic sketch Clopton Hall was included in Mary and William Howitt 's Visits to Remarkable Places.
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber, 1993.
37
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
637 (11 January 1840): 34-6
Birth Anna Mary Howitt
AMH was born, the first child of writers Mary and William Howitt to be delivered alive, though Mary had been four times pregnant since her marriage in 1821.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
95
Cultural formation Mary Howitt
During the 1850s, following the death of their schoolboy son Claude, MH and her husband experimented with spiritualism. MH received on one occasion a spirit message from Claude.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
148, 210-11
This was the decade when...
Cultural formation Mary Howitt
MH was received into the Roman Catholic Church after receiving dispensations to keep using her English Bible and to be buried with her husband in the Protestant Cemetery.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
254
Dedications Anna Mary Howitt
She wrote a warmly affectionate dedication to her parents, William and Mary Howitt . A US edition appeared the following year; a second edition was dated 1880.
The work has appeared in German as Herrliche...
Dedications Mary Howitt
MH 's popular Ballads and Other Poems were out (dated 1847), dedicated to William Howitt as my Best Counseller and Teacher; my Literary Associate for a Quarter of a Century, my Husband, and my Friend...
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Mary Howitt
Her father, William Howitt , was a man of many talents who also became a full-time writer after he abandoned an earlier career in pharmacy.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Howitt
Mary Botham married William Howitt at the Friends' Meeting House, Carter Street, Uttoxeter.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
83
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Howitt
MH 's nearly sixty-year-old husband and their two sons sailed for Australia to look for new opportunities.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
217-18
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Howitt
In Leicester she met William Howitt ; she later visited his family at Heanor in Derbyshire. His mother was a compounder of herbal medicines. William loved Walter Scott , the Romantic poets, and the...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Howitt
Writer and editor William Howitt , husband of MH , died in Rome.
Dunicliff, Joy. Mary Howitt: Another Lost Victorian Writer. Excalibur Press of London, 1992.
259
Friends, Associates Jessie White Mario
In old age JWM was attentive to William Howitt in his last illness. Margaret , younger daughter of William and Mary Howitt , duly visited her in return. Margaret gave her relations a vivid account...
Friends, Associates Hans Christian Andersen
HCA dedicated his book A Poet's Day Dreams to Charles Dickens , whom he visited in 1857. He also, while visiting England, stayed with William and Mary Howitt at The Elms, Lower Clapton. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Friends, Associates Mary Howitt
MH and her husband set out for London, where they were introduced into literary circles.
Woodring, Carl Ray. Victorian Samplers: William and Mary Howitt. University of Kansas Press, 1952.
25, 224
Friends, Associates Caroline Bowles
CB 's dealings with Blackwood's led to a positive working relationship with editor John Wilson . She also maintained a long correspondence with Anna Eliza Bray and (in later years) a shorter one with poet...

Timeline

17 February 1847
The Whittington Club (named after the poor boy who became Lord Mayor of London) held its first meeting. Unlike traditional gentlemen's clubs, it welcomed women and lower-middle-class men.