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Finding Aid for the Hood Family Papers, 1820-1956, bulk 1820-1875
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Index

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hood Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1820-1956, bulk 1820-1875
    Collection number: 717
    Creator: Hood Family
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Thomas Hood (1799-1845) was an author and artist. He sketched and wrote for local newspapers in Dundee, England (1815-18), was the assistant sub-editor and constant contributor to London Magazine (1821), editor of the Gem (1829) and New monthly magazine (1841). His son Thomas Hood (1835-1874), better known as Tom Hood, was an author, illustrator, and editor of Liskeard gazette (1858-59) and Fun where he did much of the writing, as well as some drawings and engravings. The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and drawings of Thomas Hood (1799-1845), and letters from his son, Thomas Hood. The collection also contains letters from other members and friends of the family, as well as correspondence (1945-56) to Professor Leslie A. Marchand relating to his work on the Hoods.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • J.S.L. Gilmour, purchase, 1958.
    • F. Turner Bridger, purchase, 1958.
    • Carnegie Book Shop, purchase, 1960.
    • Leslie A. Marchand, purchase, 1958.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hood Family Papers (Collection 717). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Thomas Hood was born on May 23, 1799 in London, England; after attending private schools, he entered a merchant's counting house at about age 13; ill health forced him to leave, and he spent time sketching and writing for local newspapers while staying with relations in Dundee (1815-18); in 1821 he became assistant sub-editor and constant contributor to London Magazine; became editor of the Gem in 1829; published novel Tylney Hall in 1834; became editor of New monthly magazine in 1841; his poems include Song of the shirt, Bridge of Sighs, Miss Kilmansegg, and Epistle to Rae Wilson; he died on May 3, 1845 in London; his son Thomas Hood, better known as Tom Hood, was born on January 19, 1835 in Wanstead, Essex, England; matriculated from Pembroke College, Oxford in 1853; published his first book, Pen and pencil pictures, in 1857; editor of Liskeard gazette in Cornwall, 1858-59; worked as a clerk in the war office, 1860-65; wrote novel, Captain Masters's children, 1865; became editor of the comic newspaper, Fun, where he did much of the writing, as well as some drawings and engravings; began Tom Hood's comic annual in 1867, and wrote and illustrated many children's books; he died on November 20, 1874 in Peckham Rye, Surrey.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and drawings of Thomas Hood (1799-1845), early 19th century poet and satirist, and letters from his son, Thomas Hood the younger, known also as Tom Hood (1835-74), editor of the comic magazine, Fun. Also contains letters from other members and friends of the family, as well as correspondence (1945-56) to Professor Leslie A. Marchand relating to his work on the Hoods. Includes also copies of Hood material located in various libraries.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hood, Tom, 1835-1874--Correspondence.
    Hood, Thomas, 1799-1845--Archives.
    Hood family--Archives.
    Poets, English--19th century--Archival resources.
    Periodical editors--Great Britain--Archival resources.
    Drawings.

    Index

    Ackerman, Rudolf, 1764-1834 Box 1, folder 1
    Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882 Box 1, folder 9
    Broderip, Frances Freeling (Hood) 1830-1878 Box 1, folder 1 and 9
    Caldicott, Alfred James, 1842-1897 Box 1, folder 11
    Cooke, William Bernard, 1778-1855 Box 1, folder 1 and 11
    Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Box 1, folder 9
    Elliston, Robert William, 1774-1831 Box 1, folder 1
    Gordon, George Huntly Box 1, folder 1 and 8
    Grattan, Thomas Colley, 1792-1864 Box 1, folder 1 and 3
    Hall, Mrs. Anna Maria (Fielding) 1800-1881 Box 1, folder 1, 8, 9
    Hood, Mrs. Jane (Reynolds) 1794-1846 Box 1, folder 1, 5, 9, 10
    Jerdan, William, 1782-1896 Box 1, folder 1
    Jerrold, Walter Copeland, 1865-1929 Box 1, folder 9
    Lee, Henry, 1826-1888(?) Box 1, folder 8 and 11
    Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870 Box 1, folder 4 and 5
    Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 Box 1, folder 8
    Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868 Box 1, folder 8
    Marchand, Leslie Alexis, 1900- Box 1, folder 12
    Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 Box 1, folder 1
    Morgan, Sir Thomas Charles, 1783-1843 Box 1, folder 1
    Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 Box 1, folder 5
    Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858 Box 1, folder 1
    Phillips, Samuel March, 1780-1862 Box 1, folder 9
    Read, David Charles, 1790-1851 Box 1, folder 11
    Reynolds, Miss Charlotte, 1802-1882 Box 1, folder 9
    Sala, George Augustus Henry, 1828-1895 Box 1, folder 11
    Watson, Sir William, 1858-1935 Box 1, folder 9