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Edmund Hodgson Yates

(1831-1894), Novelist and journalist

Sitter in 12 portraits
Edmund Yates was born in Edinburgh, the only child of the well-known actors Frederick Henry Yates and Elizabeth Yates. He began his career as a clerk in the General Post Office, where he remained for twenty-five years. Yates also worked as a journalist, and wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Running the Gauntletand The Black Sheep. He was perhaps best known as editor of The World society journal. He was also the author of and performed in Invitations at Egyptian Hall, London, which ran in 1862-3. The work was a highly successful comedy in which he and Harold Littledale Power posed as hosts to a variety of singers and actors.

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Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Unknown artist - NPG 4546

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Unknown artist
watercolour, published 1884
NPG 4546

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax58477

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 10 June 1862
NPG Ax58477

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax62103

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 10 January 1863
NPG Ax62103

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax62300

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, February 1863
NPG Ax62300

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax62301

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, February 1863
NPG Ax62301

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax7544

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1870
NPG Ax7544

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau - NPG x31034

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-late 1870s
NPG x31034

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by John Watkins - NPG x13298

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-mid 1870s
NPG x13298

Edmund Hodgson Yates, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG x9181

Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published October 1888
NPG x9181

Edmund Hodgson Yates ('Men of the Day. No. 188.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D43876

Edmund Hodgson Yates ('Men of the Day. No. 188.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 16 November 1878
NPG D43876

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Edmund Hodgson Yates

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published October 1888
NPG Ax9180

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