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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.

    Abbott, Rev. Thomas Kingsmill (male) 03/26/1829 - 12/18/1913 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Cleric, scholar, and educator; translated Kant's Critique of Practical Reason (1878).

    Abraham, Robert John (male) English

    Civil servant; of 38, Edmund Terrace, Bayswater, Middlesex; clerk in the Census Office up to 1863; appointed second clerk in Land Registry Office in 1863; wrote A Popular Explanation of the System of Land Registration Under Lord Westbury's Act (1865).

    Acland, Thomas Dyke (male) 03/29/1787 - 07/22/1871 English Christ Church, Oxford

    Politician and Baronet; friend of Pusey. See Boase I: 11-12, ODNB.

    Acton, John Emerich Edward Dahlberg (male) 01/10/1834 - 06/19/1902 English St. Mary's College, Oscott

    Historian and moralist; born in Naples; proprietor of The Rambler and its successor, The Home and Foreign Review; leader of liberal Catholic movement; friend of Gladstone. See ODNB.

    Adams, --------- (male) English

    The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill 33:67 identifies this contributor to the Westminster Review as ‘clergyman.’

    Adams, Charles Warren (male) 1833 - 1903 English

    Lawyer, publisher, and anti-vivisectionist; perhaps C. W. Adams, wrote for Cornhill Magazine in 1885, in Wellesley.

    Adams, Henry Gardiner (male) 1811 - 05/01/1881 English

    Druggist, chemist, naturalist, and author; secretary of Mechanics Institute of Chatham; wrote books about flowers, birds and butterflies; wrote juvenile literature under the pseudonym nemo; edited collections of poetical quotations. See Boase IV: 32.

    Adams, Walter Marsham (male) 1838 - 1899 English

    Replace Wellesley's notation of "lawyer." He wrote on Fisheries and was later an Egyptologist. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.

    Adams, William Bridges (male) 05/26/1797 - 07/23/1872 English

    Railway engineer; manufactured railway vehicles and tracks; wrote technical books and numerous memoirs and articles; wrote radical political pamphlets and for the Monthly Repository in the 1830s. See Boase I: 19, ODNB.

    Adamson, James (male) 1795 - 07/16/1874 Scottish

    Son of a pastor, he became pastor of the Scottish Church at Capetown in 1828; contributed to the newspaper press and the philosophical journals of Edinburgh. See Cape Monthly Magazine, February 1875.

    Addis, John (male) 1831 - 1876 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Of Rustington, Sussex; wrote Elizabethan Echoes: or, Poems, Songs, and Sonnets (1879).

    Addison, Charles Greenstreet (male) 1812 - 02/19/1866 English

    A barrister, he published Damascus and Palmyra: a Journey to the East (1838), The history of the knights templars (1842), A treatise on the law of contracts (1845-47). See Boase I: 22, 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.

    Adolphus, John Leycester (male) 1794 - 12/24/1862 English St. John's College, Oxford

    Barrister, solicitor, and judge. Wrote Letters to Richard Heber. See Boase I:25, ODNB.

    Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore (male) 01/14/1797 - 07/10/1833 English Christ Church, Oxford

    Politician and miscellaneous writer; wrote The True History of the State Prisoner Commonly Called the Iron Mask (1826), Inquiries Respecting the Character of Clarendon (1827), Life of Frederick II (1831). See ODNB.

    Aïdé, Charles Hamilton (male) 11/04/1826 - 12/13/1906 English

    Author and musician; wrote the novel Rita (1856) and other romances; although he was born in Paris and had one Armenian grandfather, he was an English national (not French) and lived in England. 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.

    Aird, Thomas (male) 08/28/1802 - 04/25/1876 Scottish University of Edinburgh

    Poet, essayist, and journalist; edited Edinburgh Weekly Journal; wrote The Old Batchelor in the Scottish Village (1845), Poetical Works (1848); contributed to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. See Boase I: 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.

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