Richard Howitt was the reclusive younger brother of the popular writer, William Howitt. Originally a Nottingham druggist, Howitt lived in Australia from 1839-44 and published four volumes of verse. The notes to Sherwood Forest (1827) by Howitt's friend and neighbor Robert Millhouse, quote two Spenserians from a Richard Howitt poem not found.
Antediluvean sketches; and other poems. 1830.
The Gipsy king, and other poems. 1840.
Impressions of Australia felix. 1845.
Wasp's honey, or poetic gold. 1868.