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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A miscellaneous writer, who, with his equally talented wife,
née Botham), did much to popularise the rural life of England, born, a Quaker's son, at Heanor, Derbyshire; served his time as a carpenter, but soon drifted into literature, married in 1821, and made many tours in England and other lands for literary purposes; was a voluminous writer, pouring out histories, accounts of travel, tales, and poems; amongst these are "Rural Life in England," "Visits to Remarkable Places," "Homes and Haunts of the Poets," &c. (1792-1879). His wife, besides collaborating with him in such works as "Stories of English Life," "Ruined Abbeys of Great Britain," wrote poems, tales, &c., and was the first to translate the fairy-tales of Hans Andersen.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Howitt, William'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/h/howitt-william.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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