Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

Standard Name: Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon
Used Form: Sergeant Talfourd


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Cultural formation Ann Radcliffe
AR belonged to the English middle class. It seems that her first biographer, Thomas Talfourd , was embarrassed by her father's shopkeeping occupation, as being of low social status.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
Friends, Associates Caroline Norton
CN found solace and political support in other friendships. Lawyer Abraham Hayward and MP Thomas Noon Talfourd became her allies in her attempts to change the law on custody of children, and gossip soon alleged...
Friends, Associates Mary Lamb
The Lambs also knew well members of related circles, Robert Southey , William Hazlitt , and Thomas De Quincey . In the first year of her new life Mary met William Godwin , Thomas Manning
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
A few years later, as a published author, MRM became friendly with James Perry (editor of the Morning Chronicle). At his house she met a number of eminent men: politicians Lord Brougham and Lord Erskine
Health Ann Radcliffe
Rictor Norton believes that AR may have suffered a nervous breakdown in 1803, after finishing Gaston de Blondeville, and another in late 1812, after the publishing of Anna Seward 's letters alleging that she...
Health Mary Lamb
Another followed an upsetting review of Charles's Specimens in the Quarterly in February 1812, another on her completing her own On Needle-Work in December 1814-February 1815, and another, unusually, only six months later.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking.
265-6, 276-83
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Russell Mitford
She began writing tragedies (after seeing Macready on stage) before her father's financial losses compelled her to take up less prestigious but potentially better-paying genres as well. She was encouraged by Thomas Noon Talfourd ...
Literary responses Caroline Norton
The pamphlet was not well received: the public appeared to be suffering from compassion fatigue. In opposing CN 's plan of writing to the Times, Melbourne called her a sobbing, moaning, and complaining woman...
Literary responses Ann Radcliffe
Many reviewers wrongly supposed that Gaston de Blondeville was derivative from Scott 's recent and very successful Kenilworth, which uses the same material.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
Talfourd , who called it a ghost story, judged it...
Literary responses Mary Russell Mitford
Macready praised the play, but then undermined the value of his own praise, calling it a wonderful tragedy—an extraordinary tragedy for a woman to have written.
Pigrome, Stella. “Mary Russell Mitford”. The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Vol.
, Charles Lamb Society, pp. 53-62.
Its popularity in London was such as to...
Literary responses Mary Russell Mitford
Talfourd , she said, thought it good.
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. Editor L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, Harper and Brothers.
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Occupation Fanny Kemble
Later in 1830, when she acted Calista in Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, Thomas Noon Talfourd told Mary Russell Mitfordthat, at a distance from the stage, he could almost have imagined her...
politics Caroline Norton
Thomas Noon Talfourd gave notice early in 1837 of a House of Commons motion on this subject, and the Bill was printed. But immediately after this CN 's husband relented and allowed her to see...
Textual Production Mary Russell Mitford
The editor of this second selection of Mitford's letters was Henry Chorley . Her Correspondence with Charles Boner and John Ruskin followed in 1914. R. Brimley Johnson published another selection of her letters in 1925...
Textual Production Ann Radcliffe
AR 's Gaston de Blondeville; or, The Court of Henry III appeared: a rather different kind of gothic novel together with other posthumous works, edited with an anonymous memoir by Thomas Noon Talfourd .
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
246, 248


April 1837: Sergeant Talfourd, a Member of Parliament...

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April 1837

Sergeant Talfourd , a Member of Parliament and a friend of Caroline Norton , introduced an Infant Custody Bill.

May 1837: Thomas Noon Talfourd, MP for Reading, author,...

Writing climate item

May 1837

Thomas Noon Talfourd , MP for Reading, author, and friend of the literati, began his campaign to extend the length of copyright.

5 April 1838: The Association of Master Printers signed...

Writing climate item

5 April 1838

The Association of Master Printers signed a petition opposing Talfourd 's copyright bill.


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