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HOWS, John William Stanhope, journalist, born in London, England, in 1797; died in New York city, 27 July, 1871. He was professor of elocution in Columbia from 1843 till 1857. For seven years he was dramatic critic of the "New York Albion," and edited "The Modern Standard Drama." He was the author of "The Practical Elocutionist" (1849, 6th ed., Philadelphia, 1855); and edited the "Historical Shaksperian Reader" (New York, 1863)," "Golden Leaves from the British Poets," "Golden Leaves from the American Poets," and "Golden Leaves from the Dramatic Poets" (1865)" and other books.--His son, John Augustus, artist. born in New York city in 1831; died there, 27 September, 1874, was graduated at Columbia in 1852, and studied for the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church, but subsequently studied law. He finally adopted art as a profession, was elected an associate of the National academy in 1862, and contributed to its exhibitions "Vanitas Vanitatum"; "An Adirondack Lake" and "The Sanctuary of St. Alban's Church, New York" (1867)" and "Paul Smith, St. Regis" (1871). He devoted much attention to wood-engraving, furnishing successful illustrations for "Appletons' Journal"; "The Aldine," Bryant's "Forest Hymn," the first attempt to illustrate an American volume with woodcuts" "Forest Pictures in the Adirondacks," with original verses by Alfred B. Street (1865)" and other books. At one time he was associate editor of "The Churchman," and of "The Home Journal" when it was conducted by Willis and Norris.
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