John Howard

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Standard Name: Howard, John,, 1726 - 1790

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Letitia Barbauld
Rochemont Barbauld came from a French Huguenot family and had a strong foreign accent as a result of spending his childhood abroad. He was ALB 's junior by six years, small in stature, emotionally unstable...
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
Reception Sarah Trimmer
ST 's work made a great impact. She was one of the twenty-four most-reviewed women writers of 1789-90.
Hawkins, Ann R., and Stephanie Eckroth, editors. Romantic Women Writers Reviewed. Vol. 3 vols., Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013.
The young Elizabeth Benger in her Female Geniad, 1791, called ST a successor to Dorothy, Lady Pakington
Textual Features Elizabeth Inchbald
This is set in Sumatra in the East Indies, ruled by renegade sultan (formerly a Christian). He has acquired the throne by accident, first forced to participate in rebellion, then to assume control when...
Textual Features Lydia Maria Child
LMC 's first four subjects were all known for their writings and for their resistance to tyrannical authority, either political or religious, but she is more interested here in what she alleges to have been...
Textual Production Margaret Holford
The novel was postdated 1794. A poem ostensibly written by the heroine is said to date from before the death (in February 1790) of John Howard the prison reformer.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 615
Holford, Margaret. Selima; or, The Village Tale. Hookham; P. Broster, 1793.
2: 74-5
Howard had...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elizabeth Heyrick
EH enlarges on the terrible state of the Irish peasantry, with unemployment surpassing four million and many deaths from starvation. She comments on the Vagrancy Act of 21 June 1824; on the fact that prison...

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.
1815
A woman called Miss Morgan printed a pamphlet entitled The Gaol of the City of Bristol compared with what a Gaol ought to be: an indictment of prison conditions.