The Metropolitan Magazine

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The Metropolitan: A monthly journal of literature, science, and the fine arts was a London monthly journal founded by Thomas Campbell, which began publication in May 1831.[1]

Campbell and Cyrus Redding were the first editors of the Metropolitan. Frederick Marryat became editor in 1832. From vol. 6 (1833) onwards the magazine went under the name The Metropolitan Magazine. Marryat appointed the novelist Edward Howard (1793–1841) as a sub-editor in 1833: Howard serialized his semi-autobiographical Life of a Sub-Editor in the Metropolitan in 1834.[2] Though Marryat resigned the editorship in 1835, he kept a connection with the Metropolitan for another year.[3]

Contributors included the poet Maria Abdy (c. 1800–1867), the novelist and poet Isa Blagden (1816/17 – 1873), Eliza Cook, Antonio Gallenga, the mesmerist Spencer Timothy Hall (1812 – 1885), Hargrave Jennings (1817? – 1890), the philosopher Thomas Charles Morgan (c. 1780–1843), and the poet and novelist Annie Tinsley (1808–1885).[2] Frederick Crouch, musician and composer (1808–1896), was the music reviewer until he emigrated to the United States in 1849.[4] The magazine ceased publication in 1850.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Victorian Research site, partial tables of content for all issues by Gary Simons Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Jessica Hinings, "Howard, Edward (bap. 1793, d. 1841)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2004) Retrieved 3 April 2016, pay-walled.
  3. ^ J. K. Laughton, "Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848)", rev. Andrew Lambert, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2004) Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ John Warrack, "Crouch, Frederick Nicholls (1808–1896)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2004) Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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