James Ewing Ritchie
|James Ewing Ritchie|
|Born||May 1, 1820
|Other names||Christopher Crayon|
James Ewing Ritchie (May 1, 1820 – 1898) was an English journalist and writer.
Born in Wrentham, Suffolk, the son of Reverend Andrew Ritchie, he was educated at University College, London. He became an author of travel books and political biographies. Seven of his books were about nineteenth-century London.
- Northern antiquities (1847)
- Freehold land societies; their history, present position, and claims (1853)
- The new Sunday liquor law vindicated (1855)
- The public-house trade as it is: or An epitome of the evidence taken before a committee of the house of commons in the parliamentary sessions of 1853-4 (1855)
- Ratcliffe-Highway (1857)
- The London pulpit (1858)
- The night side of London (1858)
- Here and there in London (1859)
- About London (1860)
- Modern statesmen, or sketches from the strangers' gallery of the house of commons (1861)
- The life of Richard Cobden: a biography (1865)
- The life and times of viscount Palmerston (1866)
- British senators: or, political sketches, past and present (1869)
- The religious life of London (1870)
- The life and discoveries of David Livingstone (1876)
- On the track of the pilgrim fathers; or: holidays in Holland (1876)
- The cruise of the Elena; or, yachting in the Hebrides (1877)
- The life and discoveries of David Livingstone L.L.D., F.R.G.S. (1877)
- Christopher Crayon's Christmas stories (1881)
- Imperialism in South Africa (1881)
- Famous city men (1884)
- To Canada with emigrants: a record of actual experiences (1885)
- The life of the Right Hon. William Ewart Gladstone (1886)
- Pictures of Canadian life: a record of actual experiences (1886)
- The spring at Bournemouth (1886)
- Hydropathy and health: or, sketches of hydropathic establishments (1888)
- Our Premiers. From Walpole to Salisbury (1888)
- An Australian ramble, or, a summer in Australia (1890)
- Brighter South Africa: or life at the Cape and Natal (1892)
- East Anglia: personal recollections and historical associations (1893)
- Some of our east coast towns (1893)
- Crying for the light or fifty years ago (1896)
- The Cities of the Dawn: Naples - Athens - Pompeii - Constantinople (1897)
- Christopher Crayon's recollections (1898)
- The real Gladstone: an anecdotal biography (1898)
- Moyles, R.G., ed. (1994), Improved by Cultivation: English-Canadian Prose to 1914, Broadview Press, p. 58, ISBN 1551110490.
- Allibone, Samuel Austin (1899), A critical dictionary of English literature and British and American authors, living and deceased, from the earliest accounts to the latter half of the nineteenth century 2, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott company, p. 1282.
- Ingles, Ernest Boyce; Peel, Bruce Braden (2003), Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953 (3rd ed.), University of Toronto Press, p. 836.
- Laroon, Marcel; Shesgreen, Sean (1990), The Criers and Hawkers of London: Engravings and Drawings, Stanford University Press, p. 72, ISBN 0804715068.
- "Online Books by J. Ewing Ritchie", The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania), retrieved 2013-02-27.
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