Sir John Hawkins

Standard Name: Hawkins, Sir John


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Employer Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
She became amanuensis or secretary for her father , with only a token wage. But she received £40 for copying and proof-reading his biography of Johnson .
Hawkins, Laetitia-Matilda. Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts and Opinions. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, and C. and J. Rivington.
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She states satirically that her father...
Family and Intimate relationships Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
According to LMH , her father, the magistrate, musical and biographical writer Sir John Hawkins , brought up his children not to value themselves at all. Samuel Johnson later privately criticised the depressing system
Hawkins, Laetitia-Matilda. Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts and Opinions. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, and C. and J. Rivington.
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Friends, Associates Samuel Johnson
Johnson had a talent for friendship which he kept well exercised: the names mentioned here represent only a selection of his friendships. His early London friends, whom he met during a comparatively poorly documented period...
Friends, Associates Anna Williams
Williams enjoyed cordial relations with other members of Johnson's circle, like Elizabeth Carter (who helped with subscriptions for Williams's book when Johnson was dragging his feet) and Hester Thrale (who contributed). Carter counted her a...
Intertextuality and Influence Ellis Cornelia Knight
In her introduction toDinarbas, ECK indicates that her idea for the work arose from Sir John Hawkins 's claim that Samuel Johnson had intended to write a sequel to Rasselas, in which...
Material Conditions of Writing Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Now that Hawkins's father had died and her time was more her own, she increased her literary rate of production (though this work, at a single volume, was her shortest yet). The first edition of...
Reception Hester Lynch Piozzi
The very young Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins came unexpectedly on the letter of rebuke to Johnson while helping her father with his biographical work: she admired the letter enough to record her admiration years later, though she...
Textual Production Samuel Johnson
The idea that Johnson modelled the tripartite structure of his most substantial lives on a work by Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy is probably a mistake. The Recueils des plus belles pièces des poëtes François, 1692...


1555: This year, though well before Sir John Hawkins...

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This year, though well before Sir John Hawkins began operations, is said to have witnessed the arrival of the first cargo of black slaves in London.

October 1562-1563: Sir John Hawkins, explorer, privateer, and...

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October 1562-1563

Sir John Hawkins , explorer, privateer, and the earliest English slave trader, made the first British Atlantic slave voyage.


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