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    Alcala Galiano, Antonio (male) 07/22/1789 - 04/11/1865 Spanish

    Spanish politician and writer; went into exile in 1823; professor of Spanish at the new London University.
    (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.)

    Bradfield, Thomas (male) 1846 English

    Probably the Thomas Bradfield who was denied RLF aid in 1881; published verse in 1871-1872, articles in London newspapers 1876-1882.

    Burton, John Hill (male) 08/22/1809 - 08/10/1881 Scottish

    Barrister; manager of Perth prison; contributor to Blackwood's Magazine; historiographer royal of Scotland; wrote books on bankruptcy and criminal trials; wrote biography of David Hume; wrote history of Scotland, other works. See Boase I: 494-495, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Christison, Sir Robert (male) 07/18/1797 - 01/27/1882 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Toxicologist and physician; president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, president of the British Medical Association. Wrote treatises on poisons and on kidneys. See Boase I: 616-7, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    D'Arcy, Constance Eleanor Mary Byrne (female) 1857 - 09/05/1937 English

    Writer; published in Argosy, All the Year Round, Blackwood's Magazine, Temple Bar, and Yellow Book; collection of short stories, Monochromes (1895). and Modern Instances (1898). Represented as Ella D'Arcy in Wellesley Index.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    DePrati, Joachim (male) 1790 - 1863 Italian

    An Italian refugee; born before 1795, died after 1858; language teacher, lecturer on magnetism; wrote on literary subjects. RLF case 577; J.S. Mill, Coll. Works 12:203; 23:674-76, 689-91.

    Dilke, Charles Wentworth (male) 12/08/1789 - 08/10/1864 English

    Worked in the Navy pay office; edited the London Magazine and the Athenaeum; managed the Daily News. See Boase I: 878, ODNB.

    Egestorff, George Henry [Christian] (male) 05/23/1783 German

    Translator, musician, teacher. Alive in May 1866. See Cyrus Redding, Personal Reminiscences of Eminent Men.

    Ellis, William (male) 01/27/1800 - 02/02/1881 English

    Underwriter and manager of insurance company; founded five schools; gave lectures to children; author of Outlines of social economy (1846), Education as a means of preventing destitution (1851), other works. See Boase I: 986, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Hall, Agnes Crombie (female) 1776 - 11/24/1846 Scottish

    Writer and translator; née Scott; wrote on literary and scientific topics for encyclopedias; translated novels and travel works from French; wrote novels of Irish life; contributed to the Annual Biography, the Westminster Review, and Fraser's Magazine. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Hickson, William Edward (male) 01/07/1803 - 03/22/1870 English

    Boot maker and industrialist; pioneer of national education and popular musical culture; editor and proprietor of Westminster Review; wrote works on music, ecclesiastical history, European schools. See Boase I: 1462, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Lewes, George Henry (male) 04/18/1817 - 11/30/1878 English

    Critic, dramatist, author, editor, and partner of Mary Ann Evans; edited Fortnightly Review, literary editor of The Leader; wrote many articles in the quarterly reviews; author of biography of Robespierre, A biographical history of philosophy (1845-6), The life and works of Goethe (1855), and other works. See Boase II: 408-9, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Luxford, George (male) 04/07/1807 - 06/12/1854 English

    Printer; sub-editor of Westminster Review; lecturer on botany; edited The Phytologist; wrote on flowers. See Boase II: 538, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Martineau, Harriet (female) 06/12/1802 - 06/27/1876 English

    Social theorist and writer; published in the Athenaeum, the Daily News, the Edinburgh Review, other periodicals; wrote many books and essays; wrote Household Education (1848). See Boase II: 776, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Michelsen, Dr. Edward (male) 1795 - 06/24/1870 German

    Originally named Michalowitz; see RLF # 888; born in Dresden; lived in USA and England; wrote The Ottoman Empire and its Resources (1853), England Since the Accession of Queen Victoria (1854) and other works of history. See Boase VI: 203-4.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Milligan, George (male) 1792 - 10/15/1858 Scottish University of Glasgow

    Classics teacher in Edinburgh, 1820s-early 1830s, then Church of Scotland minister at Elie, Fife. See ODNB under his oldest child, William Milligan 1821-1893.

    Müller, (Frances) Henrietta (female) 1845 - 01/04/1906 Chilean Girton College, Cambridge

    Women's rights activist and theosophist; founded the Society for Promoting the Return of Women as Poor Law Guardians about 1883; founded the Women's Penny Paper in 1888.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Sharpe, Maria (female) 1851 English

    Secretary of Men's and Women's Club; married Karl Pearson in 1890. See Yaffa Draznin, VPR 24 (1991), 150.

    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) (female) 08/30/1797 - 02/01/1851 English

    Writer; daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, lover then wife of Percy Shelley; wrote Frankenstein (1816), several other novels, travel works, critical essays. See Boase III: 538-9, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

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