1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Howitt

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:1559.



MARY HOWITT (dau. of Samuel Botham). b. Coleford, Gloucs. 12 March 1799; wrote verse at an early age; (m. 16 April 1821 William Howitt 1792-1879); wrote many books with her husband 1827-64; civil list pension of £100, 21 April 1879; joined R.C. ch., received by the Pope 10 Jany. 1888; edited The drawing room scrap book 1839-54; translated Frederika Bremer's Novels 18 vols. 1842-63; works she then made known to English readers; author of Sketches of natural history 1834; Little coin, much care 1842; The Heir of West Waylen 1847; A popular history of the United States 2 vols. 1859; M. Howitt's Illustrated library for the young 1861; two series; The cost of Caergywn 3 vols. 1864; Tales for all seasons 1881; her name is attached to upwards of 110 volumes. d. 38 Via Gregoriana, Rome 30 Jany. 1888. M. Howitt's Life of Mary Howitt (1889), two portraits; Alaric Watts' Life ii, 1-15 (1884); Graphic 18 Feb. 1888 p. 168, portrait.