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Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830.

William Hazlitt holograph note of subscription to Mr. Saunder's Library

circa 1824-1830


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F915


Creator: Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830.


Title: William Hazlitt holograph note of subscription to Mr. Saunder's Library


Inclusive Dates: circa 1824-1830


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: Nineteenth-century English critic William Hazlitt wrote this request for a subscription to Mr. Saunder's circulating library from his home in Piccadilly, London.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F915, William Hazlitt holograph note of subscription to Mr. Saunder's Library, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 63, F915: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, January 2012.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2012.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

English literary and social critic William Hazlitt was born April 10, 1778, in Maidstone, Kent, England.

Best known for his essays on a wide range of topics, William Hazlitt also studied painting, and in 1803, painted portraits of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.

Hazlitt’s published work consisted chiefly of essays and speeches, including An Essay of the Principles of Human Action (1805), Free Thoughts on Public Affairs (1806), Reply to the Essay on Population (1807), and an anthology of parliamentary speeches in 1807.

In 1812 Hazlitt gave a series of lectures at the Russell Institute in London. In the same year, he became the parliamentary correspondent for the Morning Chronicle on the recommendation of his friend Charles Lamb. Between 1813 and 1830, Hazlitt wrote for a variety of periodicals including The Examiner, Champion, Edinburgh Review, and London Magazine.

By 1826 William Hazlitt began writing The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, which he completed in 1830. On September 18, 1830, William Hazlitt died.

Sources:

"William Hazlitt." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Gale Biography In Context. http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed March 2012).


Scope and Content Note

Nineteenth-century English critic William Hazlitt wrote this request for a subscription to Mr. Saunder's circulating library from his home in Piccadilly, London.

In addition to ordering a quarter year subscription, Mr. Hazlitt requested the first volume of "Sully's Memoirs (English)" and a copy of "Miss Baillie's Plays." Although undated, the address on the note is 10 Down Street, Piccadilly, which was Hazlitt's London address from 1824 until his death in 1830.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830--Correspondence.
Topical Terms
Subscription libraries--England--19th century.
Critics--English--19th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Notes.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

William Hazlitt holograph note of subscription to Mr. Saunder's Library, circa 1824-1830   [Box 63 F915]

1 item (1 p.)