1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Leitch Ritchie

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:184-85.



LEITCH RITCHIE. b. Greenock about 1800; employed in London on the London weekly review; started with Wm. Kennedy The Englishman's Magazine, which ran to 7 numbers, April to Oct. 1831; edited The Era weekly paper some time, editor of the Indian news and chronicle of eastern affairs, No. 1 11 June 1840, became proprietor of the paper which he sold; edited at Edinb. Chambers's Journal; granted a civil list pension of £100, 19 June 1862; edited Friendship's offering 1824; author of Head pieces and tail pieces. By A travelling artist 1820; Tales and confessions 1829; London night entertainments; The game of life, 2 vols. 1830, reprinted 1851; The romance of history, France, 3 vols. 1831, 2 ed. 1872; wrote Turner's Annual tours 1833-5, and Heath's Picturesque annual 14 vols. 1832-45; edited The library of romance, 15 vols. 1833-5; author also of The Magician, 3 vols. 1836, reprinted 1846 and 1853; The British world in the east, 2 vols. 1847; Winter evenings, 2 vols. 1859. d. 1 Earlswood terrace, East Grenwich 16 Jany. 1865. James Payn's Some literary recollections (1884) 72-3; Men of the time (1862) 656-7; G.M. March 1865 p. 390.