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    Allingham, William (male) 03/19/1824 - 11/18/1889 Irish

    Poet, diarist, and editor; customs clerk; editor of Fraser's Magazine 1874-9; wrote Poems (1850), Peace and War, an ode (1854), many other works of poetry and songs. See Boase IV: 97-8, ODNB.

    Angus, Joseph (male) 01/16/1816 - 08/28/1902 English University of Edinburgh; King's College, London

    Baptist divine; wrote on Egyptian history and biblical subjects.

    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.

    Barry, William Whittaker (male) ? - 10/01/1875 English

    Barrister; wrote A Treatise on the Statutory Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery (1861), A Walking Tour of Ireland in 1865 by an Englishman (1867). See Boase I: 183.

    Bell, Thomas (male) 10/11/1792 - 03/13/1880 English

    Surgeon; Professor of Zoology at King's College, London; wrote History of  British Quadrepeds (1837) and other works. See Boase I: 232.

    Birch, Samuel (male) 11/03/1813 - 12/27/1885 English

    Leading Egyptologist; keeper of the Oriental Medieval and British antiquities at the British Museum; wrote works on antiquities, hieroglyphics, ancient pottery, etc. See Boase I: 283, ODNB.

    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.

    Brown, Charles Armitage (male) 04/14/1787 - 06/05/1842 English

    Member of Keats circle and associate of Charles Dilke; published his own and Keat's poems in New Monthly Magazine. See ODNB.

    Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (female) 03/06/1806 - 06/29/1861 English

    Born Elizabeth Barrett, married Robert Browning, author of many poems including Aurora Leigh, lived many years in Florence. See Boase I: 447, ODNB.

    Buchanan, Robert Williams (male) 08/18/1841 - 06/10/1901 Scottish University of Glasgow

    Poet and novelist; wrote for Glasgow newspapers, the Athenaeum, and other periodicals; collaborated on several plays; contributed to All the Year Round; published several books of poems; known for his criticisms of Swinburne. See ODNB.

    Busk, Mary Margaret (female) 1779 - 01/11/1863 English

    Writer and translator; née Blair; travelled extensively and proficient in German, French, Spanish, and Italian; wrote for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Foreign Quarterly Review, and Athenaeum; wrote fiction, histories, and Plays and Poems (1837). See ODNB.

    Caunter, John Hobart (Rev.) (male) 1793 - 1851 English St. Peter's College, Cambridge

    Cleric and journalist; went to India as cadet about 1809; incumbent at St. Paul’s chapel, Foley place, London; edited The Oriental Annual 1830-9; published The fellow commoner (1836). See Boase I: 573-4, ODNB.

    Chamier, Frederick (male) 1796 - 10/29/1870 English

    Naval officer, retired as captain in 1856, wrote The Life of a Sailor, other travel books and novels, contributed to New Monthly Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine. See Boase I: 588-9, ODNB.

    Chorley, Henry Fothergill (male) 12/15/1808 - 02/16/1872 English

    Reviewer and music critic for the Athenaeum, wrote Memorials of Mrs. Hemans (1836), Modern German Music, other works. See Boase I: 614, ODNB.

    Chorley, John Rutter (male) 07/31/1806 - 06/29/1867 English

    Scholar of Spanish literature and poet; secretary to the Liverpool-Birmingham Grand Junction railway; published poems, stories and essays in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine; reviewed German, Italian, and Spanish publications for the Athenaeum. See Boase I: 614, ODNB.

    Collier, John Payne (male) 01/11/1789 - 09/17/1883 English

    Reporter on the Times and the Morning Chronicle, secretary of Royal Commission on British Museum, accused of literary frauds, published poems, editions of Shakespeare and Spenser. See Boase I: 677-8, ODNB.

    Cook, Edward Dutton (male) 01/30/1829 - 09/11/1883 English

    Theater critic, journalist and author; theater critic for Pall Mall Gazette, assistant editor of Cornhill Magazine; theater critic for The World; wrote for many reviews; wrote several novels. See Boase I: 699, ODNB.

    Cooley, William Desborough (male) 1795 - 03/01/1883 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Geographer; published The World Surveyed in the XIX Century (1845-8); See Boase I: 706-7; replace Wellesley year of birth 1794/1795 with 1795. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327. See ODNB.

    Costello, Dudley (male) 1803 - 09/30/1865 Irish

    Contributed to many periodicals from 1835 to his death, foreign correspondent for newspapers, wrote travel books. See Boase I: 725, ODNB.

    Costello, Louisa Stuart (female) 1799 - 04/24/1870 Irish

    A poet, historian, journalist, painter and novelist, she is perhaps best known for her travel writing. She was the sister of Dudley Costello. See Boase I: 725-6, ODNB.

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