Historian. Friend and literary executor of Carlyle. When Carlyle met FH, he was so impressed he gave FH a letter of introduction to Froude which said he expected 'more considerable things' from FH than from anyone he had met 'since parting from Emerson'.
Froude did give FH some help with his early career in London, in particular hosting a party at which FH decided to give up poetry (see also under Austin Dobson).
Froude's biography of Carlyle notoriously alleged that he was impotent; FH also claimed that Carlyle confessed this to him during their brief acquaintance. (See also under Alexander Carlyle and Sir Charles Jessel).