Samuel Carter Hall

(1800—1889) journal editor and writer

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(1800–1889), editor and journalist. The son of an English army officer, he was born near Waterford and settled in London in 1821, where he joined The Literary Observer. In 1824 he married Anna Maria Fielding (Hall), whose early stories he published and with whom he collaborated in writing Ireland, Its Scenery, Character, &c. (1842) and A Week at Killarney (1843). In 1826 he founded The Amulet, which he edited until 1837. For his pioneering work as editor of the Art Union Monthly Journal (later The Art Journal) from 1839 he was awarded a civillist pension.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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