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Finding Aid for the William Hepworth Dixon Papers, 1845-1879
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Description
William Hepworth Dixon (1821-1879) was an author who wrote several books and contributed to the Athenaeum and the Daily News. He was the editor of the Athenaeum (1853-69), and helped to found the Palestine Exploration Fund. The collection consists of correspondence from various persons to William H. Dixon, mainly in his capacity as editor of the Athenaeum (1853-69) and as an author.
Background
Dixon was born on June 30, 1821 at Great Ancoats in Manchester, England; wrote a five-act tragedy, The Azamoglan, which was privately printed; editor of Cheltenham Journal, 1846; called to bar in London, 1854, but never practiced law; contributor to the Athenaeum and the Daily News; wrote Life of William Penn (1851); editor of the Athenaeum, 1853-69; traveled widely and helped to found the Palestine Exploration Fund; fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; active in improving working class housing; appointed justice of the peace for Middlesex and Westminster, 1869; wrote several books, including The Story of Lord Bacon's Life (1862); died December 27, 1879.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.