LATER EARL OF ORFORD HORACE WALPOLE
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An English author, letter-writer, and dilettante; born in London, Sept. 24, 1717; died there, March 2, 1797. On an estate he bought near Twickenham, in a mansion he built, he established a library and museum, and set up a private press (1757), on which, with others, he printed his own works. He compiled "A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England" (1758); "Anecdotes of Painters in England" (1761-71); "Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of Richard III". (1768); and other works. He wrote: "The Castle of Otranto", a romance (1764); "The Mysterious Mother", a tragedy (1768); "Memoirs of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George II". (1822); and other works. His many interesting letters are his chief title to literary fame. They were published in 9 vols., 1857-59.
By Charles Dudley Warner