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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.

    Adamson, James (male) 1795 - 07/16/1874 Scottish

    Son of a pastor, he became pastor of the Scottish Church at Capetown in 1828; contributed to the newspaper press and the philosophical journals of Edinburgh. See Cape Monthly Magazine, February 1875.

    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.

    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, William D. S. (male) English

    He wrote The Hermit of the Pyrenées and other poems (1859), The Lonely Guiding a Legend of the Pryenean Mountains (1873); he claimed to be in the son of the claimant to the title Earl of Stirling [Humphrys Alexander].

    Atkinson, C.S. (male) unknown

    Baker, John (male) unknown

    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.)

    Barnard, F. (unknown) unknown

    Baynes, Edward D. (male) English

    British officer, contributed to The Keepsake of 1834; maybe the Edward D. Baynes who translated Ovid’s epistles (1818), wrote Childe Harold in the Shades (1819).

    Beale, Ann (female) 1831 - 04/17/1900 English

    Writer; wrote Poems (1842), The Vale of the Towey (1844) and about 20 other novels; wrote for The Girl's Own Paper and The Quiver. See Boase IV: 321.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Benjamin, Park (male) 08/14/1809 - 09/12/1864 American Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

    Poet, journalist, editor, and founder of several newspapers; co-founder of The Evening Tattler.

    Bennett, William Cox (male) 10/14/1820 - 03/04/1895 English

    Supported educational programs, wrote for newspapers, and songwriter; on staff of the Weekly Dispatch; wrote The Worn Wedding-Ring and other Poems (1861), Baby May: Home Poems and Ballads (1875), and other volumes of poetry. See Boase IV: 363, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bickersteth, Edward Henry (male) 01/25/1825 - 05/16/1906 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Bishop of Exeter 1885-1900; vicar of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells; active in Church Missionary Society; hymn writer and poet; wrote a long blank verse poem, Yesterday, To-Day, and for Ever (1866); wrote Practical and Explanatory Commentary on the New Testament (1864). See ODNB.

    Birch, William John (male) 01/04/1811 - 1863 English Balliol College, Oxford

    Barrister; wrote The Real and the Ideal (1840), An Inquiry into Shakespeare (1848), religious books. See Boase IV: 405.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Black, Horace (male) unknown

    Bourne, John Gervas Hutchinson (male) 1804 - 11/21/1845 English Pembroke College, Oxford

    Barrister and scholar; associated with reformers; published The Exile of Idria (1833), The picture, and the prosperous man (1835), and a translation of Beranger’s songs (1837). Bourne immigrated to Newfoundland in 1838. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

    Bowles, William Lisle (male) 09/24/1762 - 04/07/1850 English Trinity College, Oxford

    Priest, poet, and critic; vicar of Chicklade in Wiltshire; chaplain to the Pronce Regent; published Fourteen Sonnets (1789), The Missionary (1813), other poetic works; published edition of Alexander Pope's works in 1806; also known as antiquary. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Boyle, Mary Louisa (female) 10/12/1810 - 04/07/1890 Irish

    Writer known for her literary friendships with Dickens, Tennyson, the Brownings, and the Carlyles; wrote two novels, The State Prisoner (1837) and The Forester (1839); wrote poems and plays; her memoir, Her Book, was published posthumously. See Boase IV: 472-3, ODNB.

    Brenton, Edward Pelham (male) 07/20/1774 - 04/13/1839 English

    A naval officer and naval historian, published Naval History of Great Britain from the Year 1783 to 1822 (1823); promoted temperance societies. See ODNB.

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