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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.

    Abdy, Maria Smith (female) 02/25/1797 - 07/19/1867 English

    A niece of the humorists James and Horace Smith; wrote for the annuals and for the New Monthly Magazine and the Metropolitan Magazine. See Boase I: 3, ODNB.

    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, 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.

    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.

    Acton, Rose (female) 1824 English

    Her father was a solicitor in Lincolnshire who went insane; coauthor of Poems (1846) by Harriet and Rose Acton; published verse in Irish newspapers. See RLF Application 1170.

    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, Sarah Fuller Flower (female) 02/22/1805 - 08/14/1848 English

    Poet, actress, and radical; associated with William Johnson Fox; married William Bridges Adams; wrote Vivia Perpetua, a Dramatic Poem (1841); contributed to Westminster Review; advocate for women and working class; wrote hymns including "Nearer, my God, to Thee." See ODNB.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Ady, Julia Mary (Cartwright) (female) 11/07/1851 - 04/28/1924 English

    Biographer and art critic; regular contributor to the Monthly Packet; wrote novels for the SPCK; wife of Henry Ady; see ODNB under Cartwright, Julia Mary.

    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.

    Aguilar, Grace (female) 06/02/1816 - 09/16/1847 English

    Novelist of Jewish origin; wrote religious works and poems; wrote novels Home Influence (1847) and A Mother's Recompense (1850), and other works. 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.

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