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Finding Aid for the Hood Family Papers, 1820-1956, bulk 1820-1875
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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.
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.
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