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    Abdy, Maria Smith (female) 02/25/1797 - 07/19/1867 English

    A niece of the humorists James and Horace Smith; wrote for the annuals and for the New Monthly Magazine and the Metropolitan Magazine. See Boase I: 3, ODNB.

    Abraham, Robert John (male) English

    Civil servant; of 38, Edmund Terrace, Bayswater, Middlesex; clerk in the Census Office up to 1863; appointed second clerk in Land Registry Office in 1863; wrote A Popular Explanation of the System of Land Registration Under Lord Westbury's Act (1865).

    Adams, Charles Warren (male) 1833 - 1903 English

    Lawyer, publisher, and anti-vivisectionist; perhaps C. W. Adams, wrote for Cornhill Magazine in 1885, in Wellesley.

    Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower (female) 02/22/1805 - 08/14/1848 English

    Poet, actress, and radical; associated with William Johnson Fox; married William Bridges Adams; wrote Vivia Perpetua, a Dramatic Poem (1841); contributed to Westminster Review; advocate for women and working class; wrote hymns including "Nearer, my God, to Thee." See ODNB.

    Adams, William Bridges (male) 05/26/1797 - 07/23/1872 English

    Railway engineer; manufactured railway vehicles and tracks; wrote technical books and numerous memoirs and articles; wrote radical political pamphlets and for the Monthly Repository in the 1830s. See Boase I: 19, ODNB.

    Addis, John (male) 1831 - 1876 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Of Rustington, Sussex; wrote Elizabethan Echoes: or, Poems, Songs, and Sonnets (1879).

    Addison, Charles Greenstreet (male) 1812 - 02/19/1866 English

    A barrister, he published Damascus and Palmyra: a Journey to the East (1838), The history of the knights templars (1842), A treatise on the law of contracts (1845-47). See Boase I: 22, ODNB.

    Addison, Henry Robert (male) 1805 - 06/24/1876 Irish

    Born in Calcutta; soldier; wrote dramas and farces for English theatre; wrote songs and articles for monthly magazines; author of about 12 novels. See Boase I: 22, ODNB.

    Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore (male) 01/14/1797 - 07/10/1833 English Christ Church, Oxford

    Politician and miscellaneous writer; wrote The True History of the State Prisoner Commonly Called the Iron Mask (1826), Inquiries Respecting the Character of Clarendon (1827), Life of Frederick II (1831). See ODNB.

    Aguilar, Grace (female) 06/02/1816 - 09/16/1847 English

    Novelist of Jewish origin; wrote religious works and poems; wrote novels Home Influence (1847) and A Mother's Recompense (1850), and other works. See ODNB.

    Ainsworth, William Harrison (male) 02/04/1805 - 01/03/1882 English

    Author, editor, and publisher; edited and published Ainsworth's Magazine and the New Monthly Magazine; edited Bentley's Miscellany; wrote historical novels Jack Sheppard, Old St. Paul's, Lancashire Witches, and many others. See Boase I: 33-34, ODNB.

    Akerman, John Yonge (male) 06/12/1806 - 11/18/1873 English

    Numismatist and antiquary; secretary to the radical politician William Cobbett; editor of Archaeologia and Numismatic Journal; established Numismatic society; published catalogs and archaeological guides. See Boase I: 37, ODNB.

    Alexander, Gabriel (male) Scottish Admitted to Scottish Bar, moved in London in 1831, wrote for periodical press, imprisoned for debt in 1833 or 1834. RLF # 789.

    Alexander, George Gardiner (male) 1821 - 05/16/1897 English

    Colonel in the Royal Marine Artillery; served in China in the early 1840s; served in Crimea; wrote A Few Remarks on our Naval Organization (1858) and other works. See Boase IV: 73.

    Alison, Archibald (male) 12/29/1792 - 05/23/1867 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Historian and lawyer; wrote at least 50 articles for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; noted high Tory, opposed to Parliamentary reform; wrote History of Europe during the French Revolution (1833-1842); attacked Malthus. See Boase I: 47, ODNB.

    Allen, Charles Manning (male) 06/04/1799 - 12/25/1880 English

    Stuart pretender under alias Charles Edward Stuart. EMC, VPR 26 (1993).

    Allen, John Carter II (male) 1795 - 1872 English

    Stuart pretender; alias John Sobieski Stolberg Stuart. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

    André, P.F. (unknown) English

    Journalist active in the 1860s; wrote for Victoria Magazine and Weldon's Register.

    Andrews, E. J. (unknown) unknown

    Andrews, John (male) 02/02/1837 - 1906 English Wadham College, Oxford

    Lawyer and poet; born at Wolverhampton; wrote Day Dreams: a New Volume of Poems (1865), Precedents of Leases and Mortgages; appointed Estates Bursar Oct. 1893; death date uncertain.

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