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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.

    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.)

    Anster, John (male) 1793 - 06/09/1867 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Professor of civil law, journalist, and poet; his partial translation of Goethe's Faust appeared in Blackwood's; contributed prose and verse to the Dublin University Magazine; wrote literary articles for the North British Review. See Boase I: 74, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Atherstone, Edwin (male) 04/17/1788 - 01/29/1872 English

    Poet and writer; wrote The Fall of Nineveh, a Poem (1828-68), The Sea Kings in England, an Historical Romance (1830), Israel in Egypt [a poem] (1861). See Boase I: 101, 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.)

    Balfour, Alexander (male) 03/01/1767 - 09/12/1829 Scottish

    Poet, journalist, and novelist; published verse in Dundee Repository and Aberdeen Magazine; wrote the novel Campbell, or The Scottish Probationer (1819) and other works; contributed to Saturday Evening Post. 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.)

    Barnard, Rev. Edward William (male) 03/16/1791 - 01/10/1828 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Cleric; poet and translator; vicar of Brantingham Throp; wrote Poems, Founded upon the Poems of Meleager (1817), The Protestant Beadsman (1822). See ODNB.

    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, Henry Glassford (male) 11/08/1803 - 01/07/1874 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Writer, editor, and advocate; wrote review articles and poems; started the Edinburgh Literary Journal; published Summer and Winter Hours (1831) and My Old Portfolio (1832); president of Glasgow Athenaeum. See Boase I: 227-8, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy (female) 1775 - 1827 English

    Delete 1778 as date of birth. Add: bapt. 1775. Change made in ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bird, James (male) 11/10/1788 - 03/26/1839 English

    Poet and playwright; contributed poems to periodicals; wrote The Vale of Slaughden (1819), Poetical Memoirs: the Exile (1823), and other volumes of poetry. See 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.)

    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.)

    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.)

    Brooke, Sir Arthur Brinsley (male) 1797 - 11/20/1854 Irish

    Baronet; M.P. for County Fermanagh; see Boase I: 414.

    Bryant, William Cullen (male) 11/03/1794 - 06/12/1878 American

    Lawyer, poet and editor of the New York Evening Post; most famous poem is Thanatopsis was published in North American Review.

    Buckingham, James Silk (male) 08/25/1786 - 06/30/1855 English

    Author, journalist, and traveller; sailor in the Atlantic and Mediterranean; traveled in Egypt and Persia; established Calcutta Journal and other newspapers; wrote Travels in Assyria, Media and Persia (1829); initial editor of the Athenaeum; member of parliament. See Boase I: 461, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

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