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 Henry Colburn

Henry Colburn

Birth
Death 16 Aug 1855
Greater London, England
Burial Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Plot 12644/47
Memorial ID 10427024 · View Source
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Publisher. He began his career in the shop of William Earle, a bookseller in Albemarle Street, on the North side of Piccadilly in London. In 1814, he was the co-founder of "The New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register". This magazine continued until 1875, and Bulwer Lytton, Theodore Hook and Harrison Ainsworth were all, in succession, its editor. In 1817, he founded "The Literary Gazette", price one shilling, the first weekly newspaper devoted to literature, arts and science. The following year, he published the first edition of John Evelyn's diaries; in 1825, to even more acclaim, he published the first edition of Samuel Pepys's diaries, although these were heavily censored and the unexpurgated version did not apear until 1970. He was also known as the publisher of contemporary novelists, notably Harrison Ainsworth, Benjamin Disraeli, Captain Marryat and Lady Morgan. He died at his house in Bryanston Square, just West of Baker Street. Colburn's grave is on the North side of the South Branch Avenue, at the East end of that avenue, near its junction with the Centre Avenue.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 4 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10427024
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Colburn (unknown–16 Aug 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10427024, citing Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .