See also:English author and traveller, was
See also:born at
See also:Great Ancoats, Manchester, on the 3oth of
See also:June 1821, a member of an old
See also:family . Beginning
See also:life as a clerk at Manchester, he decided, in 1846, to take up literature as a career . After gaining some journalistic experience at
See also:Cheltenham he settled in .
See also:London, , on the recommendation of
See also:Jerrold, and contributed to the
See also:Athenaeum and Daily
See also:News . His series of papers—" The Literature of the
See also:Lower Orders "—in the last-named journal, and a further series, " London Prisons," were widely noticed . In 1849 appeared his
See also:Howard and the Prison
See also:World of
See also:Europe, which proved a great popular success . These were followed by a Life of
See also:William Penn (1851), in which he replied to Macaulay's attack on Penn; Life of Blake (1852); and
See also:History of
See also:Bacon (1861), supplemented by The
See also:Story of Lord Bacon's Life (1862) . From 1853 to 1869 he was editor of the Athenaeum . In 18)53 he 'visited the East, and on his return helped to found the
See also:Palestine Exploration Fund, and published (1865) The
See also:Land . In 1866 he travelled through the
See also:United States,
See also:publishing, in 1867, New
See also:America, and, the following
See also:year, Spiritual Wives, two supplementary volumes . In the autumn of 1867 he journeyed through the Baltic Provinces, publishing an account of his trip in
See also:Free Russia (1870) . In 1871 he was in
See also:Switzerland, and in 1872 in Spain, where he wrote the greater
See also:part of his History of Two Queens .
In 1874 he revisited the United States, giving the impressions of his tour in The
See also:Conquest (1875) . His other
See also:works, besides some fiction, were
See also:British Cyprus (1879) and Royal Windsor . He died on the 26th of
See also:December 1879 . His daughter, Ella N . Hepworth
See also:Dixon, became known as a journalist and novelist .
RICHARD WATSON DIXON (1833-1900)
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