The Times/1897/Obituary/Henry Gay Hewlett

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Mr. Henry Gay Hewlett died on the 25th inst. He was appointed in 1865 to be Keeper of the Land Revenue Records and Enrolments, which post he held until last August, when he resigned on account of ill-health, and was succeeded by his eldest son. Mr. Maurice Henry Hewlett. He was the author of "The Heroes of Europe," 1864, and other works, including three volumes of poems entitled "Shakespeare's Curse," "A Sheaf of Verse," and "A Wayfarer's Wallet." He was the friend and literary executor of Mr. Henry Chorley, the musical critic of the Athenæum, of whom he published a memoir and an edition of his letters. Mr. Hewlett had many literary friends, of whom may be mentioned Dickens, the Grotes, Barry Cornwall, the Tennysons, and Mr. James Knowles, who brother-in-law he was.

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