John Aikin

Standard Name: Aikin, John,, the younger
Used Form: Dr John Aikin

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Letitia Barbauld
Since she and her husband were so far childless (as they remained), ALB adopted her brother 's third son, Charles Rochemont Aikin , to bring up as her own.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
188
McCarthy, William, Elizabeth Kraft, and Anna Letitia Barbauld. “Introduction”. The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld, University of Georgia Press, 1994, p. xxi - xlvi.
xliv
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB 's beloved brother John Aikin , who had been a support to her for so long, died after failing for several years.
Rodgers, Betsy. Georgian Chronicle: Mrs Barbauld and her Family. Methuen, 1958.
152
McCarthy, William, Elizabeth Kraft, and Anna Letitia Barbauld. “Introduction”. The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld, University of Georgia Press, 1994, p. xxi - xlvi.
xlvi
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB and her brother John Aikin , who was the younger by three and a half years, were very close all their lives both emotionally and intellectually. They collaborated as writers even when widely separated...
Family and Intimate relationships Lucy Aikin
Her father, John Aikin , was a doctor and writer.
Gentleman’s Magazine. Various publishers.
(1864) 1: 396
Friends, Associates Lucy Aikin
LA , aged eight, met the prison reformer John Howard , who was a friend of her father .
Le Breton, Philip Hemery, and Lucy Aikin. “Memoir”. Memoirs, Miscellanies and Letters, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864.
xi-xii
Friends, Associates Lucy Aikin
In her memoirs LA claims to have been acquainted with all the notable literary women of her time. She was a close friend of Joanna Baillie and Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger . Another important friend and...
Friends, Associates Amelia Opie
AO 's friendship with Anne and Annabella Plumptre (daughters of Robert Plumptre , Prebend of Norwich, both of whom grew up to be writers) dated from their shared childhood.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
xxvi, ix-x
Her friendship with the...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Letitia Barbauld
For this her great support and encouragement was her brother (as he, rather than her husband , continued to be for her later publications). After he left home to pursue his studies, she sent him...
Literary responses Maria Edgeworth
In January 1797 the Critical Review recorded the widespread opinion that the author of Literary Ladies was John Aikin (brother of Anna Laetitia Barbauld , and a prolific and respected writer on pedagogical and social...
Literary responses Amelia Opie
Barbauld found the poem touchingly picturesque and original; her brother, John Aikin , thought it self-indulgent.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
265
Occupation Lucy Aikin
At the time of their move to Stoke Newington, LA took on the task of caring for her father , who had been somewhat disabled physically (though not mentally) by a stroke. He relied on...
Publishing Anna Letitia Barbauld
While ALB 's brother John was editor of the Monthly Magazine; she contributed to it at least fifteen poems and essays, perhaps many more.
McCarthy, William, Elizabeth Kraft, and Anna Letitia Barbauld. “Introduction”. The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld, University of Georgia Press, 1994, p. xxi - xlvi.
xlv
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
372
Publishing Anna Letitia Barbauld
She wrote for other periodicals as well. From 1803 she reviewed poetry and belles lettres for the Annual Review, edited by her nephew Arthur Aikin , though few of her contributions are identified. For...
Publishing Ann Batten Cristall
Subscribers included Anna Letitia Barbauld and her brother , Ann Jebb , the future Amelia Opie , Anna Maria Porter , Mary Wollstonecraft and her sister, Mary Hays and her sister, a Mrs Spence who...
Residence Lucy Aikin
After her father 's death, LA and her mother lived in Hampstead until her mother too died.
Le Breton, Philip Hemery, and Lucy Aikin. “Memoir”. Memoirs, Miscellanies and Letters, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864.
xxv

Timeline

1777
John Howard , with The State of the Prisons in England and Wales (printed by William Eyres at Warrington and sold by Joseph Johnson in London) initiated a movement for prison reform.
23 May 1794-1 July 1795
The Habeas Corpus Act (against imprisonment without trial) was suspended in a crackdown on treasonable or radical activity. John Aikin wrote that its suspension during the war years became so frequent as to be habitual.
February 1796
The Monthly Magazine: or British Register, edited by Anna Letitia Barbauld 's brother John Aikin , began publication.
January 1807-June 1809
John Aikin (Anna Letitia Barbauld 's brother) ran a Dissenting periodical, The Athenæum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information.