Ritchie, Leitch (male) 1800 - 01/16/1865 Scottish
Writer and editor; edited The Era, Edinburgh Chamber's Journal, Friendship's Offering, and other periodicals; wrote for many periodicals, including Heath's Picturesque Annual; wrote Head Pieces and Tail Pieces By a Travelling Artist (1820), Tales and Confessions (1829), and other works. See Boase III: 184-185. ODNB adds a first name, Duncan, which he apparently did not use, and also gives his date of birth unequivocally as 1800 (earlier DNB had appended a ?). See Wellesley’s evidence in vol. 2, Pt. B, which gives a dob. of 1796/97, with odds on 1796, not 1797.