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SAMUEL CARTER HALL (9 May 1800 – 11 March 1889) was an Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early years * 2 Art magazine years * 3 Personal life * 4 Bibliography * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links

EARLY YEARS

Hall was born at the Geneva Barracks in Waterford , Ireland. His London-born father was Robert Hall (1753 – 10 January 1836), an army officer and, while in Ireland, engaged in working copper mines which ruined him. His mother supported the family of 12 children with her own business in Cork . He married Ann Kent (b. 1765, Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire) at Topsham , 6 April 1790. Ann Hall supported the family, including 12 children, by running a business in Cork, Ireland. Hall was the fourth son.

In 1821, he left Ireland and went to London. He entered law studies at the Inner Temple
Inner Temple
in 1824, but never practised, though he was finally called to the bar in 1841. Instead, he became a reporter and editor, including:

* Reporter, Parliamentary (1823) * Editor, 'Literary Observer' * Art reviews/criticism, the British Press (same period) * Reporter, Representative (1826) * Reporter, New Times (1826) * Founder/editor, The Amulet, a Christian and Literary Remembrancer, (annually, 1826–1837) * Editor, Spirit and Manners of the Age(1826) * Editor, Morning Journal (1829–30) * Sub-editor/Editor New Monthly Magazine (1830–1836)'s Juvenile Library * Author, "History of France", Colburn * Writer, Watchman, Wesleyan Methodist newspaper, (1835) * Start-up, The Town, conservative whig journal, (1836) * Sub-editor, John Bull (1837) * General manager, Britannia (1839)

ART MAGAZINE YEARS

S. C. Hall photographed in 1874

In 1839, Hodgson "> Anna Maria Hall there can be little doubt that Hall was in his own private contemplation as shining an object of moral perfection as he portrayed himself before others. His perversity was of the spirit, not of the letter, and thus escaped his own recognition. His indecency and falsehood were in his soul, but not in his consciousness; so that he paraded them at the very moment that he was claiming for himself all that was their opposite.

Hall was a convinced spiritualist . He was the chairman for the British National Association of Spiritualists , in 1874.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* The Amulet: A Christian and Literary Remembrancer (1833) * Gems of the Modern Poets: With Biographical Notices (1842) * The Book of British Ballads (1842) * The Gallery of Modern Sculpture (1849–54) * The royal gallery of art, ancient and modern: engravings from the private collections of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, and the art heir-looms of the crown, at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Osborne, (Editor) . * The Vernon Gallery of British Art, London, 1854 * Memoirs of Great Men and Women of the Age, From Personal Acquaintance (1871) * The Trial of Sir Jasper: A Temperance Tale in Verse (1873) * An Old Story: A Temperance Tale in Verse (1875) * A Memoir of Thomas Moore (1879) * Rhymes in Council: Aphorisms Versified (1881) * Retrospect of a Long Life, from 1815 to 1883 (1883) * The Use of Spiritualism? (1884)

NOTES

* ^ A B C D Boase, George Clement (1890). "Hall, Samuel Carter". In Stephen, Leslie ; Lee, Sidney . Dictionary of National Biography
Dictionary of National Biography
. 24. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 88. * ^ "Original Drawings by W.H. Bartlett". Retrieved 5 March 2008. * ^ "W.J. Linton, Memoirs". fasthosts.com. * ^ Hawthorne, J. Hawthorne and his Circle. gutenberg.org. * ^ Morris, Hazel. (2002). Hand, Head and Heart: Samuel Carter Hall and The Art Journal. Michael Russell Publishing. pp. 129-130. ISBN 978-0859552738 * ^ Podmore, Frank . (2011 edition, originally published 1902). Modern Spiritualism: A History and a Criticism. Volume 2. Cambridge University Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-108-07258-8

REFERENCES

* This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hall, Samuel Carter". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. * This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Gilman, D. C. ; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M