RICHARD HOWITT (son of Thomas Howitt of Heanor, Derbyshire, farmer). b. Heanor 1799; chemist and druggist at Parliament st. Nottingham 1823-39; farming in Australia 1839-44; farmer near Southwell 1846 to death; author of Antediluvian Sketches and other poems 1830; The Gipsy King and other poems 1840; Impressions of Australia Felix, notes of a voyage round the world, Australian poems, &c. 1845; Wasps' Honey, or poetic gold and gems of poetic thought 1868. d. at his farm Edingley, Notts. 5 Feb. 1869. bur. in Friends' cemetery, Mansfield. The Reliquary, x 209-16, xi 17-22, 103-8, 151-4 (1869-71); S. T. Hall's Biographical Sketches (1873) 308-11.