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Finding Aid for the William Hepworth Dixon Papers, 1845-1879
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Hepworth Dixon Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1845-1879
    Collection number: 762
    Creator: Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: William Hepworth Dixon (1821-1879) was an author who wrote several books and contributed to the Athenaeum and the Daily News. He was the editor of the Athenaeum (1853-69), and helped to found the Palestine Exploration Fund. The collection consists of correspondence from various persons to William H. Dixon, mainly in his capacity as editor of the Athenaeum (1853-69) and as an author.
    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

    Myers & Company, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Hepworth Dixon Papers (Collection 762). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217834 

    Biography

    Dixon was born on June 30, 1821 at Great Ancoats in Manchester, England; wrote a five-act tragedy, The Azamoglan, which was privately printed; editor of Cheltenham Journal, 1846; called to bar in London, 1854, but never practiced law; contributor to the Athenaeum and the Daily News; wrote Life of William Penn (1851); editor of the Athenaeum, 1853-69; traveled widely and helped to found the Palestine Exploration Fund; fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; active in improving working class housing; appointed justice of the peace for Middlesex and Westminster, 1869; wrote several books, including The Story of Lord Bacon's Life (1862); died December 27, 1879.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence from various persons to William Hepworth Dixon, mainly in his capacity as editor of the Athenaeum (1853-69) and as an author. Also includes personal letters, letters to members of the Dixon family, letters addressed to business matters concerning the Athenaeum, and correspondence referring to Dixon. In addition are letters from Dixon and his family to various persons, unidentified correspondence, and 2 photographs of William Hepworth Dixon.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Letters to William Hepworth Dixon (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Unidentified correspondence (Box 2).
    3. Correspondence about Dixon (Box 2).
    4. Letters from Dixon to various persons (Box 2).
    5. Ella Nora Hepworth Dixon correspondence (Box 2).
    6. Letter from Marian Hepworth Dixon (Box 2).
    7. 2 photographs of William Hepworth Dixon (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879--Archives.
    Athenaeum (London, England: 1830).
    Periodical editors--England--Correspondence.
    Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence.
    Historians--England--Correspondence.