High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Athenaeum was a literary magazine published in London from 1828 to 1921. It had a reputation for publishing the very best writers of the age. Launched in 1828 by James Silk Buckingham, it was sold within a few weeks to Frederick Maurice and John Sterling, but they could not make it profitable. In 1829 Charles Wentworth Dilke became part proprietor and editor. He greatly extended the influence of the magazine. In 1846 he resigned the editorship, and assumed that of the Daily News, but contributed a series of notable articles to Athenaeum. In 1846, Thomas Kibble Hervey - poet and critic - became Editor until his resignation due to ill health in 1853.