Thomas Hookham

Standard Name: Hookham, Thomas

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Publishing Mary Robinson
This marks her abandonment of a series of other unsatisfactory publishers for the firm of Hookham . Thomas Hookham (who concentrated on fashionable bookselling but also published a few books a year) issued five of...
Publishing Henrietta Battier
She hoped to get a volume of her collected poems published while she was in London in 1784, and enlisted the aid of Samuel Johnson. Johnson offered positive encouragement (assuring her he had often been...
Publishing Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
She thus, years later, doubly disparaged her own earliest effort. Rejected by Thomas Cadell , then accepted by Thomas Hookham , this work has not been firmly identified.
Literary historian Janice Thaddeus notes that a...
Publishing Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
LMH had not at this date published anything she had acknowledged. As scholar Jan Fergus notes, a brief ongoing ledger record which Hookham opened with this title, ends at last (after he learned the identity...
Publishing Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Hookham paid Hawkins five guineas for it in March 1792: this sum may have represented either part or all of her remuneration. He must have lost money again on this work.
Fergus, Jan. “Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins’s Anonymous Novels Identified”. Notes and Queries, No. 2, pp. 152 - 6.
153, 155
The dedication...
Reception Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
LMH tells a romantic story in her memoirs about this series of novels. A lady (still alive in 1824, resident near Windsor) admired them so warmly that she vainly badgered the kind, generous, worthy...
Textual Production Ann Gomersall
It appeared in two volumes, undated, printed for the authoress, by the Literary Society at the Logographic Press
English Short Title Catalogue.
which suggests collaboration or co-operation between a group founded by John Trusler and a publishing house...
Textual Production Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Thomas Hookham issued Constance: A Novel as a young lady's first literary attempt. Though usually ascribed to the only thirteen-year-old Eliza Kirkham Strong (later Mathews) , it is now known to be by...
Textual Production Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
The publisher Thomas Hookham thus dated The Pharos. A Collection of Periodical Essays, issued by LMH as by the Author of Constance (often misascribed to the future Eliza Kirkham Mathews ).
Fergus, Jan. “Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins’s Anonymous Novels Identified”. Notes and Queries, No. 2, pp. 152 - 6.
153
Textual Production Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Thomas Hookham published an epistolary novel, Argus; the House-Dog at Eadlip. Memoirs in a Family Correspondence, as by the Author of Constance and The Pharos—who till recently has been wrongly identified as the...
Textual Production Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Thomas Hookham issued LMH 's Arnold Zulig, a Swiss Story, as by the Author of Constance and of other works. Again this has been misinterpreted to mean that the author was Eliza Kirkham Strong (later Mathews)
Textual Production Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Thomas Hookham issued Memoirs of a Scots Heiress. Addressed to the Right Honourable Lady Catherine xxx, a novel by LMH (not Eliza Kirkham Strong, later Mathews ) as by the Author of Constance, etc...
Textual Production Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
This was advertised as forthcoming in May and again in July. The same year it was reprinted at Dublin and excerpted in Monthly Extracts. This is one of LMH 's early novels on which...

Timeline

By 1773
Thomas Hookham was publishing in London. He ran the Logographic Press from 1785, then the firm of Hookham and Carpenter from 1791. His partnership with James Carpenter was acrimoniously dissolved in 1798.