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    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.)

    Aldridge, R.W. (unknown) unknown

    Anthony, Charles (male) 1803 - 02/05/1885 English

    Founder of Hereford Times; mayor of Hereford. See Boase I: 76.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Anthony, Joseph P. Jr. (male) 1820 - 05/08/1861 English

    Poetry published in 1854 Knickerbocker, 1852 DUM which notes he lived in Manchester; died in California. See Daily Evening Bulletin, San Francisco, May 10, 1861.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.

    Bayley, Frederick William Naylor (male) 1808 - 12/01/1852 Irish

    Literary, drama, and music critic for Morning Post; started National Omnibus; edited the Illustrated London News; wrote popular songs, wrote Four Years Residence in the West Indies (1830). See Boase I: 199-200, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.)

    Boyd, Percy (male) 1828 - 01/01/1876 Irish

    Friend of Dickens and Thackeray; contributor to Belgravia; author of A book of Ballads from the German (1848). See Boase I: 367.

    Brailsford, Willson (male) 1803 - 03/03/1882 English

    A Wesleyan Methodist minister who published three books of poetry and wrote many sonnets. (In Wellesley Index as William Brailsford.) See Boase IV: 482.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Brandt, Francis Frederick (male) 1819 - 12/06/1874 English

    A barrister; reported for the Times in Court of Common Pleas; contributed to Bell’s Life in London. See Boase I: 383, ODNB.

    Carpenter, Joseph Edwards (male) 11/02/1813 - 05/06/1885 Irish

    A playwright and composer, he wrote lyrics for over 2,500 songs and published in Ainsworth's Magazine and other periodicals. See Boase I:554.

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Craig, John Duncan (male) 09/23/1830 - 10/10/1909 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Poet, writer, and cleric; chaplain in Irish prison system.

    D'Orsay, Harriette Anne Frances (female) 1812 - 12/18/1869 English

    Born Harriet Gardiner, married at age 15 to the Count d'Orsay; associated with the household of Lady Blessington; second marriage was to Charles Spencer Cowper.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Day, Julia (female) English

    Novelist and poet; wrote Poems (1847), Poems: Second Series (1849), The Old Engagement: a Spinster's Story (1852); The Gilberts and Their Guests (1858).

    de Crespigny, Caroline (female) 1795 - 1864 English

    Daughter of Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich; published My Souvenir, or Poems by Caroline de Crespigny with Translations (1844); evidently translated from German. See English Translations, Paraphrases, and Emulations of the Poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (Modern Humanities Research Association, 2010): 264.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Dwyer, Francis Doyne (male) 1809 - 1880 Irish Trinity College, Dublin Major in Austrian Imperial and Royal Service; wrote about military affairs involving Austrian or Prussian forces. See "England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 March 2015). (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Featherstone, Thomas (male) 1809 - 1863 English

    Painter and writer of Leicester; wrote Midsummer Days in Italy, Legends of Leicester (1838), The Student. A Drama in Two Acts (1838).

    Forrest, John Lawrence (male) 1815 - 07/09/1858 Irish

    Native of Cork; wrote about Irish legends; died in Cincinnati.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

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