Thomas Hay Sweet Escott
Escott received from Queen's College, Oxford his B.A. in 1865 and his M.A. in 1868. At King's College London he was a lecturer in logic from 1865 to 1872 and deputy professor of classical literature from 1866 to 1873. In 1866 he became a leading-article writer for The Standard. In October 1882 he replaced John Morley as the editor of The Fortnightly Review; however, in 1886 Escott suffered a physical and emotional breakdown in health and officially resigned in August of that year. During the last 35 years of his life he lived in semi-retirement in Brighton due to ill health. Escott seems to have written nothing from 1886 to June 1894 and there is no record of his employment during those years. By 1895 he had partially recovered and wrote over 100 article and a number of books before his death in 1924.
His acquaintances included a wide variety of prominent people in literature and the arts, including W. S. Gilbert and Alfred Tennyson. Among Escott's close friends were Wilkie Collins, Charles Reade, and the historian Alexander Kinglake.
- England: its people, polity, and pursuits. 2 vols. 1879.; England: her people, polity, and pursuits, 1880 edition.
- Randolph Spencer-Churchill, as a product of his age. Being a personal and political monograph. 1895.
- Social transformations of the Victorian age: a survey of court and country. 1897.
- Personal forces of the period. 1898.
- A trip to Paradoxia and other humours of the hour: being contemporary pictures of social and political fiction. 1899.
- British sovereigns in the century. 1901.
- Gentlemen of the House of commons. 1902.
- King Edward and his court. 1903.
- Society in the country house. 1906.
- The story of British diplomacy: its makers and movements. 1908.
- Edward Bulwer, first baron Lytton of Knebworth: a social, personal, and political monograph. 1910.
- Masters of English journalism: a study of personal forces. 1911.
- Anthony Trollope: his work, associates and literary originals. 1913.
- Club makers and club members. 1914.
- Great Victorians: memories and personalities. 1916.
- City characters in several reigns. 1922.
- National and international links. 1922.
- "Nordisk familjebok". 1907. pp. 865–866.
- "Search of probate records". probatesearch.service.gov.uk.
- "Escott, T. H. S." Who's Who: 779. 1919.
- Lysiak, Arthur Walter (1970). "T. H. S. Escott, Victorian Journalist". Loyola University Chicago eCommons. (Ph.D. dissertation)
- Lysiak, pp. 95–96
- Lysiak, p. 3
- Lysiak, p. 99
- Lysiak, p. 35
- "Cecil Sweet-Escott". myheritage.com. (See Cecil Alfred Hay Sweet-Escott, 1870–1943.)
- "Escott, T H S". SFE: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (sf-encyclopedia.com).
- "Review of Society in the Country House by T. H. S. Escott". The Athenaeum (4135): 98–99. 26 January 1907.
- "Review of Masters of English Journalism by T. H. S. Escott". The Athenaeum (4384): 555. 4 November 1911.
- "Review of Anthony Trollope: his Work, Associates and Literary Associates by T. H. S. Escott". The Athenaeum (4484): 337–338. 4 October 1913.
- Works by T. H. S. Escott at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Thomas Hay Sweet Escott at Internet Archive