William Howitt

Standard Name: Howitt, William

Connections

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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 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
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
Friends, Associates Camilla Crosland
CC 's friends and acquaintances were varying and numerous. In her youth the radical politician John Cartwright was a neighbour. Her literary work as an adult led to the formation of a number of lasting...
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
She knew most of the literary women of her day, including Felicia Hemans (who wrote to ask her for an autograph),
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
1: 173-4
Jane Porter , Amelia Opie (that warm-hearted person),
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. L’Estrange, Alfred Guy KinghamEditor , Harper and Brothers, 1870.
2: 213
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Gaskell
One happy result of this expansion of her sphere was the cementing of her friendship with Mary and William Howitt .
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber, 1993.
219
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Gaskell
She also liked to escape from Manchester when she was able to. She spent the evening of Christmas 1850 at William and Mary Howitt 's home in London swapping ghost stories with them and Eliza Meteyard .
Mitchell, Sally. The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class and Women’s Reading 1835-1880. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1981.
32

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.