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Blackwood, John 1818-1879

Overview
Works: 29 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 538 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by John Blackwood
Annals of a publishing house by Oliphant( Book )

3 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) is best known as the author of nearly one hundred novels, but also wrote short stories and biographies. Closely connected with Blackwoods of Edinburgh from 1851, shortly before her death she was commissioned to write a history of the publishing firm by director William Blackwood, grandson of the founder. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and an impressive list of famous authors. These included Thomas de Quincey, Walter Scott, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Magazine introduced the convention of having novels issued in serial form before publication as a book, which became standard practice for authors such as Dickens, Thackeray and Eliot. Volume 2 continues to 1861 and the death of the second William Blackwood, and includes landmarks such as the opening of a London branch, and George Eliot's first novels
A selection from the obituary notices of the late John Blackwood : editor of 'Blackwood's magazine' by William Blackwood( Book )

2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

to John Blackwood by William Makepeace Thackeray( )

1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On Thackeray's quarrel with Edmund Yates and saying that Dickens was the latter's adviser
Autograph letter signed from Mayne Reid, London, to John Blackwood, Esq by Mayne Reid( )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Asks if a metrical romance written by him would be permitted to appear in Old Maga. Reid writes that he is sending a sample. Addressed from 20 Fulham Place, Maida Hill, London
Revised proof copy of Valerius; a Roman story by J. G Lockhart( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A copy of the three-volume 1821 first edition (Edinburgh: W. Blackwood and T. Cadell), with the author's considerable manuscript revisions, cancellations, and additions for the 1842 Standard Novels edition. Interleaved, with clippings of proofs of the 1842 edition pasted opposite the corresponding text in the first edition. Volume 1 extra illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Lockheart (by H. W. Smith after Pickersgill) with the bookplate of John Blackwood, Edinburgh. Two letters from Lockhart to Blackwood (MISC 0684-0685) tipped in at the back of volume 3. Bound in black morocco with gilt spine titling
Annals of a publishing house : William Blackwood and his sons, their magazine and friends by Margaret Oliphant( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1 to John, 2 to Mrs. B by William Makepeace Thackeray( )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Villa Morelli, to Blackwood by Charles Lever( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Letters : George Eliot and G.H. Lewes to John Blackwood : John Blackwood to George Eliot and G.H. Lewes] by Mary Ann (Evans) Lewes Cross( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Wetmore Story Papers by William Wetmore Story( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American sculptor, art critic, poet and editor. Collection contains correspondence, poetry, and plays
John Hanning Speke autograph letter signed to John Blackwood of Blackwood's Magazine, from Jordans, 1 April 1860 by John Hanning Speke( )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speke, addressing the publisher as "Caterer for the human mind," is sending him the narrative of his "first adventuring in Africa", commenting on what he has covered in the narrative and the "leading strings of fate" that will soon take him back to Africa. The document is marked by Blackwood with instructions for the printer and includes an initialed note. The publication of Speke's two articles in Blackwood's magazine fueled the arguments between Burton and Speke
Autograph letter signed from M.O.W. Oliphant, Edinburgh, to Mr. Blackwood by Oliphant( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oliphant refers to poems and articles for possible use in Blackwood's magazine, including a review of the Monks of the west. Address appears on item as: 17 Fettes Row
Autograph letter signed from Theodore Martin, London, to John Blackwood by Theodore Martin( )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Langford (possiby Joseph Munt Langford) has told Martin that Blackwood is thinking of a new edition of the Book of Ballads. If so, Martin would like the ballad he wrote for Punch about the Burns' poems to appear in it
to John Blackwood by William Makepeace Thackeray( )

1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mentioning the disappointing sale of the Virginians & his relations with his publisher; he has dined with Dickens at a party in honor of W. Russel who is going to India as correspondent
Edinburgh, to J. Beavington Atkinson by John Blackwood( )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Enclosing a check for Atkinson's article entitled The diffusion of taste, published in Blackwood's magazine in February of 1860, and defending the appearance in that magazine of an article attacking John Ruskin; "The paper is a good paper and by a very accomplished man. Iknow nothing about Ruskin except what all the world knows & have no personal feelings towards him whatever ... If Ruskin will write with such arrogant violence against the plainest matter of common sense and common belief he must expect to be roughly handled. I fancy the strongest language in the paper would be found in the adoption of some of his own phrases used by him against better men. I am not aware of anything in the paper alluding to his unfortunate domestic arrangements."; transcribes an excerpt from the Bristol times clearing Atkinson of the prevailing suspicion that he is the author of the article attacking Ruskin
Autograph letter signed and poem signed from Mortimer Collins to John Blackwood by Mortimer Collins( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Annals of a Publishing House. [With portraits.] by Oliphant( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to John Blackwood by William Makepeace Thackeray( )

1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Further on Dickens' part in the Yates controversy, with an explanation of Thackeray's own earlier attack on Bulwer Lytton
John Gibson Lockhart manuscript material by J. G Lockhart( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

· To an unidentified recipient : 1 autograph letter (fragment) : "Early Monday" : (SHEE 0109e) : [no place] : reads, " ... pamphlet & yr. consideration & I remain very truly yours, J G Lockhart." Mounted in the Martin Archer Shee Autograph Album. Shelved with bound manuscript volumes under "Shee."
Annals of a publishing house : John Blackwood by Mary Blackwood Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Annals of a Publishing House contains the early history of the influential Scottish publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Owing to the death of Mrs Oliphant, the commissioned author, Volume 3 was written by Mary Porter, daughter of John Blackwood, sixth son of the founder, and covers his career. Beginning as head of the new London branch, he assumed control of the firm on the death of his uncle Robert in 1852. He reorganised the firm and added its prominence. He formed working relationships with many of the leading Victorian writers, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, Edward Bulwer Lytton and Thomas Hardy. He expanded the firm's output to include travel writers such as Burton on India and Speke on the search for the source of the Nile
 
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