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    A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (male) 01/09/1811 - 08/30/1856 English

    Proprietor of several periodicals; edited Figaro in London; staff member of Punch; wrote for Times and Morning Herald; barrister and magistrate; wrote The Comic Blackstone (1846) and other comic works; wrote over 50 plays. See Boase I: 4-5, ODNB.

    Acton, Eliza (female) 04/17/1799 - 02/13/1859 English

    Poet and cookery writer; published Poems (1826), Modern Cookery in all its Branches (1845), other works. See Boase I: 12, ODNB.

    Addison, Henry Robert (male) 1805 - 06/24/1876 Irish

    Born in Calcutta; soldier; wrote dramas and farces for English theatre; wrote songs and articles for monthly magazines; author of about 12 novels. See Boase I: 22, 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.

    Akerman, John Yonge (male) 06/12/1806 - 11/18/1873 English

    Numismatist and antiquary; secretary to the radical politician William Cobbett; editor of Archaeologia and Numismatic Journal; established Numismatic society; published catalogs and archaeological guides. See Boase I: 37, ODNB.

    Aldrich, James (male) 07/14/1810 - 09/09/1856 American

    Poet and journalist; founded the New York Literary Gazette.

    Aspinall, Rev. George (male) English

    Cleric and poet; born in Liverpool, Curate of St. Matthias, wrote Florence Ray.

    Austin, Wiltshire Stanton (male) 1826 - 09/07/1875 English Exeter College, Oxford

    Barrister; one of the original contributors to Temple Bar; co-author of The Lives of the Poets-Laureate (1853), edited Weeds from the Isis (1856). See Boase IV: 209.

    Banks, George Linnaeus (male) 03/02/1821 - 05/03/1881 English

    Promoted Mechanics' Institutes; edited several newspapers; wrote Blossoms of Poesy (1841), Slaves for the human ladder, poems (1850). See Boase I: 152, 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.

    Barham, Richard Harris Dalton (male) 1815 - 04/28/1886 English Oriel College, Oxford

    Ordained priest and rector; son of Richard Harris Barham; wrote The Life and Remains of Theodore Edward Hook (1849), The Life and Letters of the Rev. R.H. Barham (1870). See Boase IV: 264-265.

    Barker, William Gideon Michael Jones (male) 08/27/1817 - 04/10/1855 English

    Author of The three days of Wensleydale, the valley of the Yore (1854), historian. See Boase I: 166.

    Barry, Michael Joseph (male) 1817 - 01/23/1889 Irish

    Writer and barrister, wrote humorous poems for the Dublin University Magazine; wrote political articles; member of Young Ireland; imprisoned for political actions; published Lays of the War (1856). 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.

    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.

    Bell, Robert (male) 01/16/1800 - 04/12/1867 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Started Dublin Historical Society; edited the Atlas, the Morning Chronicle, and the Home News; wrote History of Russia (1838), Lives of the English Poets (1839), other works; wrote 3 5-act comedies. See Boase I: 231, ODNB.

    Benett, William (male) 02/24/1779 - 08/25/1859 English Merton College, Oxford; Wadham College, Oxford

    Perhaps the William Benett who was a barrister and a police magistrate. (In Wellesley Index as W. Bennett.) See Boase IV: 357.

    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.

    Bentley, Annie Keziah (female) 1831 English

    Daughter of publisher Richard Bentley (1794-1871).

    Bentley, Joseph Clayton (male) 1809 - 10/09/1851 English

    Landscape painter; exhibited at Royal Academy; contributed plates for many publications including Gems of European Art (1847). See Boase I: 249, ODNB.

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