Edward Hawke Locker Papers mssLR

Gayle Richardson
The Huntington Library
June 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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

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Drawings and ephemera