JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART - AUTOGRAPH NOTE UNSIGNED 01/17/1842 - HFSID 73497
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JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
The Scottish author and political writer sends quick note informing colleague that he has been reviewing the papers of his friend Theodore Hook, of whom Lockhart published a memoir
Autograph note unsigned. 1 page front and verso, 4x3¾, affixed to 4½x4 piece of paper. January 17, 1842. In full: "Keep next Sunday for my 6 o'clock if you can. I have been studying Theodore's papers deeply". Lockhart in this note is referring to his friend, Theodore Hook, about whom Lockhart's article Memoir of Theordore Hook was about and published in the Quarterly Review in May 1843. John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854) was a Scottish writer and author, best known for his definitive biography of Sir Walter Scott titled Life of Sir Walter Scott (1837-1838), which is considered the second most admirable in the English language (after Boswell's Life of Johnson). A scholar of classics, Lockhart first came into notice while writing for the Scottish Tory publication Blackwood's Magazine, famed for its aggressive articles and brilliant criticism of the Scottish Whig stronghold and the Romantic intellectual movement. In 1818, Lockhart met Sir Walter Scott, and went on to marry his eldest daughter Sofia two years later. He worked as editor of the Quarterly Review from 1825 until 1853, as well as wrote novels such as Valerius (1821), Reginald Dalton (1823) and Matthew Wald (1824) and served as editor for the famed Murray's Family Library (1829). Normal mailing folds. Creased throughout. Slightly toned. Corners rounded. Light stains throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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