Author talk:Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett

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Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett
Source Citation:

  • Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature: A Supplement. British and American authors. Two volumes. By John Foster Kirk. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1891. (Alli SUP)


  • Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. (1927, p.688)

POSNETT Hutcheson Macualay of 3 Eglinton Park Kingstown county Dublin died 5 September 1927 Administration London 5 November to Mary Pelly widow.
Effects £682 5s. 4d. in England.

  • "Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 Nov 2012), Hutcheson M Posnett, 1855; citing vol. 2, p. 458, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin, Ireland; FHL microfilm 101737.

name: Hutcheson M Posnett
registration district: Rathdown
event type: DEATHS
registration quarter and year: Jul - Sep 1927
estimated birth year: 1855
age (at death): 72
mother's maiden name:
film number: 101737
volume number: 2
page number: 458
digital folder number: 4202044
image number: 00099

Shipping record[edit]

name: H M Posnett
event: Immigration
arrival date: 1886
event place: New Zealand
gender: Male
marital status:
estimated birth year:
shipping company:
ship: multiple ships
ship's departure port:
departure port:
departure date:
ship's arrival port: Auckland (inwards)
arrival port: Auckland (inwards)
digital folder number: 004413360
image number: 00042

Allibone's Supplment vol. 2, p.1246[edit]

Posnett, Hutcheson Macaulay, M.A., LL.D., F.L.S., barrister-at-law, professor of classics and Eng- lish literature in University College, Auckland, New Zealand. 1. Historical Method in Ethics, Lon., 1882, 8vo. 2. The Ricardian Theory of Rent, Lon., 1884, cr. 8vo. 3. Comparative Literature, Lon., 1886, p. 8vo.

" We find very little interest in Mr. Posnett's 'compara- tive Literature.' The arrangement seems by no means well ordered. Heaps of information (not always correct) are 'shot' (like rubbish) all over the place. . . . How re- mote all this is from the study of literature!" Sat. Rev., lxi. 481.