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HENRY HALL DIXON (1822-1870)

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 347 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRY HALL DIXON (1822-1870), English sporting writer over the nom de plume " The Druid," was born at Warwick Bridge, Cumberland, on the 16th of May 1822, and was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1846. He took up the profession of the law, but, though called to the bar in 1853, soon returned to sporting journalism, in which he had already made a name for himself, and began to write regularly for the Sporting Magazine, in the pages of which appeared three of his novels, Post and Paddock (1856), Silk and Scarlet (1859), and Scott and Sebright (1862). He also published a legal compendium entitled The Law of the Farm (1858), which ran through several editions. His other more important works were Field and Fern (1865), giving an account of the herds and flocks of Scotland, and Saddle and Sirloin (187o), treating in the . same manner those of England. He died at Kensington on the 16th of March 187o. See Hon. Francis Lawley, Life and Times of " The Druid" (London, 1895)..
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