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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Edward Hawke Locker papers
    Creator: Locker, Edward Hawke, 1777-1849
    Identifier/Call Number: mssLR
    Physical Description: 8.19 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1804-1896
    Abstract: A collection of the papers of Edward Hawke Locker and, his son, Frederick Locker-Lampson.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Edward Hawke Locker papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Quaritch (catalogue 719, items 399 and 400), November 1953.

    Biographical / Historical

    Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849) was commissioner of Greenwich Hospital, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a watercolor artist, and author of Views in Spain (1824) and Memoirs of celebrated naval commanders (1832). His son, Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895) was the author of London lyrics and collector of the Rowfant Library. Both men enjoyed the friendship of many prominent literary and artistic persons in England and Europe during the Victorian era.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of 395 items from 1804 to 1896; it consists primarily of the correspondence of Edward Hawke Locker and his son, Frederick Locker-Lampson. Also included are a small number of manuscript drafts, watercolor and pencil drawings. Subject matter includes: biographical information for Edward Hawke Locker, Frederick Locker-Lampson and their families; Edward Hawke Locker's writings; illustrations of Frederick Locker-Lampson's books; literary contributions to early 19th century periodicals, especially the Quarterly Review; politics and government including the Reform Bill of 1832 and the slavery question; world travel and exploration including letters from Egypt, Ethiopia, the Arctic, Brazil, and India; education of children; the formation of the Naval Gallery at Greenwich; and literary affairs. Correspondents include: Matthew Arnold, William Barnes, Shute Barrington, Charles James Blomfield, John Taylor Coleridge, John Wilson Croker, George Cruikshank, Richard Doyle, George DuMaurier, Whitwell Elwin, Orlando Felix, Millicent Hawes, William Howley, Alexander William Kinglake, Frederick Leighton, John Gibson Lockhart, Charles Long, James Russell Lowell, Frances Nelson, Sir William Edward Parry, Sir Robert Peel, Granville Penn, Eleanor Grosvenor Percy, Louise Drummond Percy, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Southey, Charles Richard Sumner, John Bird Sumner, Joseph Blanco White, and William Wilberforce.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1955. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged chronologically.


    Individual call numbers included in the collection: mssLR 1-395.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Authors, English -- 19th century
    Education -- Great Britain
    Illustration of books -- England -- 19th century
    Arctic regions -- Description and travel
    Brazil -- Description and travel
    Egypt -- Description and travel
    Ethiopia -- Description and travel
    Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Great Britain -- Politics and Government -- 19th century
    India -- Description and travel
    Drawings (visual works) -- Great Britain -- 19th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain -- 19th century
    Personal papers -- Great Britain -- 19th century
    Watercolors (paintings) -- Great Britain -- 19th century
    Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888
    Barnes, William, 1801-1886
    Barrington, Shute, 1734-1826
    Blomfield, Charles James, 1786-1857
    Coleridge, John Taylor, Sir, 1790-1876
    Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
    Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883
    Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896
    Elwin, Whitwell, 1816-1900
    Felix, Orlando
    Howley, William, 1766-1848
    Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809-1891
    Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896
    Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895
    Lockhart, J. G. (John Gibson), 1794-1854
    Long, Charles, 1760-1838
    Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
    Nelson, Frances, Lady, 1761-1831
    Northumberland, Eleanor Percy, Duchess of, 1820-1911
    Northumberland, Louisa, Duchess of, 1813-1890
    Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855
    Peel, Robert, 1788-1850
    Penn, Granville, 1761-1844
    Scott, Walter, 1771-1832
    Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
    Sumner, Charles Richard, 1790-1874
    Sumner, John Bird, 1780-1862
    Sutherland, Millicent, Duchess of, 1867-1955
    White, Joseph Blanco, 1775-1841
    Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833
    Great Britain. Parliament -- Reform -- History -- 19th century
    Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich
    Quarterly review