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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.

    Acton, Rose (female) 1824 English

    Her father was a solicitor in Lincolnshire who went insane; coauthor of Poems (1846) by Harriet and Rose Acton; published verse in Irish newspapers. See RLF Application 1170.

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Alford, Rev. Charles (male) ? - 1869 English Balliol College, Oxford

    Rector of West Quantoxhead, Somerset, 1814-1869.

    Allard, Léonide (female) French

    Novelist and poet; mother of Julia Allard (born 1844) who became the wife of Alphonse Daudet.

    Amos, Isaac Doré (male) English

    Contributed verse to the Annuals.

    Bailey, Philip James (male) 04/22/1816 - 09/06/1902 English University of Glasgow

    Poet; wrote Festus, a poem (1848), The Angel World: and other poems (1850), The Age: a Colloquial Satire (1858), and other works. See ODNB.

    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.)

    Banim, Michael (male) 08/05/1796 - 08/30/1874 Irish

    Postmaster and author; worked with his brother John on novels and stories; principal author of Crohoore, The Croppy, and Father Connell. After the death of John, Michael wrote Clough Fionn (1852), and The Town of the Cascades (1864). See Boase I: 151, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.)

    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).

    Beattie, William (male) 02/23/1793 - 03/17/1875 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Physician to the Duke of Clarence; foreign secretary to British Archeological Society; travelled in France, Italy, Germany; wrote Journal of a Residence in Germany (1821), The Danube (1844), Life of Thomas Campbell (1848), other works. See Boase I: 211, ODNB.

    Beazley, Samuel (male) 1786 - 10/13/1851 English

    Architect, novelist, and playwright; wrote over a hundred theatre works and designed London theaters. See Boase I: 214.

    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.)

    Bennoch, Francis (male) 06/25/1812 - 06/28/1890 Scottish

    Head of a wholesale silk business; London city councilman; wrote The Storm, and other Poems (1841), Sir Ralph de Rayne and Lilian Grey (1872), Poems, lyrics, songs and sonnets (1877). See Boase IV: 364-5.

    Bentinck, Henry William Cavendish (male) 06/09/1804 - 12/31/1870 English Christ Church, Oxford

    Sportsman and politician; devoted to fox hunting; served in parliament. See Boase I: 248, ODNB.

    Berkeley, George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge (male) 02/10/1800 - 02/10/1881 English Corpus Christi College, Oxford

    Politician, writer, and sportsman; M.P.; assaulted James Fraser over an article in Fraser's Magazine; wrote Sandron Hall, or the Days of Queen Anne (1840), My Life and Recollections (1865-6). See Boase I: 254, ODNB.

    Bernal, Ralph (male) 10/02/1783 - 08/26/1854 English Christ's College, Cambridge

    M.P.; president of British Archeological Association; collected works of art; see Boase I: 255, ODNB.

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