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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.

    Anthony, Joseph P. Jr. (male) 1820 - 05/08/1861 English

    Poetry published in 1854 Knickerbocker, 1852 DUM which notes he lived in Manchester; died in California. See Daily Evening Bulletin, San Francisco, May 10, 1861.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Armstrong, John Rutherford (male) 08/22/1813 - 05/16/1856 English Lincoln College, Oxford

    Bishop of Grahamstown; influenced by Oxford Movement; wrote The Pastor in his Closet (1847), Sermons on the Festivals (1845), Tracts for the Christian Seasons (1848–9, 1849–50), Sermons for the Christian Seasons (1852–3), Tracts for Parochial Use (1852–3), and Parochial Sermons (1854); worked for church penitentiaries. See Boase I: 84-5, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Arnold, Thomas James (male) 1803 - 05/20/1877 English University of Gottingen

    Barrister; commissioner of bankruptcy and magistrate; wrote A Treatise n the Law Relating to Municipal Corporations (1852); translated Faust (1877). See Boase I: 88, ODNB.

    Bacon, Richard Mackenzie (male) 05/01/1776 - 11/27/1844 English

    Musician, printer, and Whig journalist; wrote for Norwich Mercury; proprietor of the Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Baillie, Joanna (female) 09/11/1762 - 02/23/1851 Scottish

    A poet and dramatist who was very well regarded by her contemporaries. See Boase I: 129, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Banim, John (male) 04/03/1798 - 08/30/1842 Irish

    Born in Kilkenny, a novelist and playwright; supported Catholic emancipation; wrote Tales of the O'Hara Family with his brother Michael; contributed to many periodicals. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Barham, Richard Harris (male) 12/06/1788 - 06/17/1845 English Brasenose College, Oxford

    Writer and cleric; contributed to John Bull, the Globe and Traveller, the Literary Gazette, and Blackwood's; advisor to Richard Bentley; wrote Ingolsdby Legends. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Barton, Bernard (male) 01/31/1784 - 03/19/1849 English

    Bank clerk, produced 8 volumes of poetry; friend of Charles Lamb; his last volume of poems appeared in 1845. See ODNB.

    Bayly, Nathaniel Thomas Haynes (male) 10/13/1797 - 04/22/1839 English Oriel College, Oxford

    Poet and playwright; first novel The Aylmers (1827) satirized friends in Bath; wrote farces for Olympic and other theaters; wrote many songs. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bell, Robert (male) 01/16/1800 - 04/12/1867 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Started Dublin Historical Society; edited the Atlas, the Morning Chronicle, and the Home News; wrote History of Russia (1838), Lives of the English Poets (1839), other works; wrote 3 5-act comedies. See Boase I: 231, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Blakey, Robert (male) 05/18/1795 - 10/26/1878 English

    Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at Queen's College, Belfast; wrote political articles for Black Dwarf; wrote various works of metaphysics and philosophy. See Memoirs of Dr. Robert Blakey, ed. Henry Miller (London: Trübner, 1879). See Boase I: 305-6, ODNB.

    Blanchard, (Samuel) Laman (male) 05/15/1803 - 02/15/1845 English

    Contributed to or acted as editor or sub-editor for Monthly Magazine, True Sun, Court Journal, Constitutional, the Examiner, Ainsworth's Magazine, George Cruikshank's Omnibus. Committed suicide. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Borrow, George Henry (male) 07/05/1803 - 07/26/1881 English

    Newspaper correspondent, travelled widely, published several volumes of translated poems, accounts of gypsies, and an autobiography. See Boase I: 342, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bowring, Sir John (male) 10/17/1792 - 11/23/1872 English

    Editor of Westminster Review, M.P., sent on diplomatic and commercial missions. Considered a great linguist. Published volumes of translated poems, travel books, tales and sketches. See Boase I: 362, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Brailsford, Willson (male) 1803 - 03/03/1882 English

    A Wesleyan Methodist minister who published three books of poetry and wrote many sonnets. (In Wellesley Index as William Brailsford.) See Boase IV: 482.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Broderip, William John (male) 11/21/1789 - 02/27/1859 English Oriel College, Oxford

    English lawyer and naturalist; magistrate at Thames police court and Westminster court; collector of shells; fellow of the Geological Society; contributed to Transactions of the Geological Society, New Monthly Magazine, and Fraser's Magazine. See Boase I: 408, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Brown, Charles Armitage (male) 04/14/1787 - 06/05/1842 English

    Member of Keats circle and associate of Charles Dilke; published his own and Keat's poems in New Monthly Magazine. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (female) 03/06/1806 - 06/29/1861 English

    Born Elizabeth Barrett, married Robert Browning, author of many poems including Aurora Leigh, lived many years in Florence. See Boase I: 447, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bulwer, William Henry Lytton (male) 02/13/1801 - 05/23/1872 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Brother of Edward Bulwer-Lytton; M.P for seven years; distinguished himself as diplomat; published biography of Palmerston; made Baron Dalling. See Boase I:805-6, ODNB.

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