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    Aird, Thomas (male) 08/28/1802 - 04/25/1876 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Poet, essayist, and journalist; edited Edinburgh Weekly Journal; wrote The Old Batchelor in the Scottish Village (1845), Poetical Works (1848); contributed to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. See Boase I: 34, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Alexander, Cecil Frances (Humphreys) (female) 1818 - 10/12/1895 Irish

    Hymn writer and poet on religious subjects; married William Alexander, the rector of Termonamongan in Derry, in 1850; wrote The Baron's Little Daughter and Other Tales (1848). See Boase IV: 72, ODNB.

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Arnould, Sir Joseph (male) 11/12/1813 - 02/16/1886 English Wadham College, Oxford

    British judge in India and writer; wrote articles for the Daily News; wrote Law of Marine Insurance; promoted study of Mohammaden and Hindu law. See Boase IV: 175, ODNB.

    Augustus, Frederick (male) 08/16/1763 - 01/05/1827 English University of Gottingen

    Second son of King George III; Commander-in-Chief during Napoleonic wars.

    Aytoun, William Edmonstoune (male) 06/21/1813 - 08/04/1865 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Poet, professor of rhetoric at Edin. University; solicitor; contributed to Blackwood's Magazine from 1836 to 1865; wrote Firmilian (a poetic parody) in 1854, Norman Sinclair (a novel) in 1861. See Boase I: 115-6, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Badham, Charles (male) 04/17/1780 - 11/10/1845 English University of Edinburgh; Pembroke College, Oxford

    Professor of Medicine in the University of Glasgow; classical scholar; travelled extensively; translated Juvenal. See ODNB.

    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.)

    Barnard, Rev. Mordaunt (male) 12/05/1795 - 10/29/1885 English Christ's College, Cambridge

    Rector of Preston Bagot and justice of the peace; wrote The Education of the Christian Minister (1821), A Translation of the Odyssey into English Blank Verse (1876).

    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.)

    Belfast, Ferguson (male) unknown

    Bell, George Hamilton (male) 01/20/1794 - 04/19/1862 Scottish

    M.D. Of Edinburgh; residency surgeon in Madras; wrote A Treatise on Diseases of the Liver (1833).
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bell, Jonathan Anderson (male) 1809 - 02/28/1865 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Architect; secretary to the Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland; wrote Poems (privately printed, 1865). See Boase I: 229-30, ODNB.

    Blackie, John Stuart (male) 07/28/1809 - 03/02/1895 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Professor of Greek at Edin. Univ.; wrote for Blackwood's Magazine and Foreign Quarterly Review; translated Goethe's Faust and dramas of Aeschylus; author of Lays and Legends of Ancient Greece and many other books. See Boase IV: 415-416, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Blackwood, John (male) 12/07/1818 - 10/29/1879 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Publisher; managed London branch of Blackwood 1840-45, headed firm from 1852; editor of Blackwood's Magazine from 1845 to death. See Boase I: 300, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Blair, Alexander (male) 09/26/1782 - 1878 English

    Professor of literature, London University.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Blew, William John (male) 04/13/1808 - 12/27/1894 English Wadham College, Oxford

    Cleric and classicist; translated Agamemnon (from Aeschylus) (1855); co-wrote The Church Hymn and Tune Book (1852); wrote Church Restoration: its Principles and Methods (1869). See Boase IV: 430, ODNB.

    Bode, Rev. John Ernest (male) 1816 - 10/06/1874 English Christ Church, Oxford

    Cleric, poet, and scholar; Rector of Westwell Oxon., Castle Camps, Cambridge; wrote Ballads from Herodotus (1853), Short occasional poems (1858), other works. See Boase I: 323, ODNB.

    Bridges, Matthew (male) 1800 - 1894 English Magdalen Hall, Oxford

    Roman Catholic priest; cleric at Babbicombe or Babbacombe; wrote History of the Roman Empire under Constantine the Great (1828), Babbicombe, or Visions of Memory with Other Poems (1842).
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Brown, John (male) English

    Corporal, Grenadier Guards; served at Balaclava.

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