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Howitt, Richard, one of the brothers of William Howitt (q.v.) was born in Nottinghamshire in 1799, and was farming in Australia from 1839 to 1844. He was author of "Antediluvian Sketches, and other Poems" (1830); "The Gipsy King, and other Poems" (1840); "Impressions of Australia Felix," "Australian Poems," etc. (1845). He died at Edingley, Notts, on Feb. 5th, 1869.