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    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).

    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.

    Alexander, Cecil Frances (Humphreys) (female) 1818 - 10/12/1895 Irish

    Hymn writer and poet on religious subjects; married William Alexander, the rector of Termonamongan in Derry, in 1850; wrote The Baron's Little Daughter and Other Tales (1848). See Boase IV: 72, ODNB.

    Alexander, William (male) 04/13/1824 - 09/12/1911 Irish Exeter College, Oxford

    Archbishop of Armgh; held tractarian views; published theological works and verse. See ODNB.

    Allingham, William (male) 03/19/1824 - 11/18/1889 Irish

    Poet, diarist, and editor; customs clerk; editor of Fraser's Magazine 1874-9; wrote Poems (1850), Peace and War, an ode (1854), many other works of poetry and songs. See Boase IV: 97-8, ODNB.

    Anster, John (male) 1793 - 06/09/1867 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Professor of civil law, journalist, and poet; his partial translation of Goethe's Faust appeared in Blackwood's; contributed prose and verse to the Dublin University Magazine; wrote literary articles for the North British Review. See Boase I: 74, ODNB.

    Banfield, Thomas Collins (male) 04/03/1802 - 11/23/1855 Irish

    Political economist and civil servant. (In Wellesley Index sometimes represented as Thomas Charles Banfield.)

    Banim, John (male) 04/03/1798 - 08/30/1842 Irish

    Born in Kilkenny, a novelist and playwright; supported Catholic emancipation; wrote Tales of the O'Hara Family with his brother Michael; contributed to many periodicals. See ODNB.

    Banim, Michael (male) 08/05/1796 - 08/30/1874 Irish

    Postmaster and author; worked with his brother John on novels and stories; principal author of Crohoore, The Croppy, and Father Connell. After the death of John, Michael wrote Clough Fionn (1852), and The Town of the Cascades (1864). See Boase I: 151, ODNB.

    Banks, Percival Weldon (male) 1806 - 08/13/1850 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Barrister; wrote under the pseudonym "Morgan Rattler" for Fraser's Magazine and other periodicals; editor of Carlton Chronicle.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Blackley, Rev. William Lewery (male) 12/30/1830 - 07/25/1902 Irish Trinity College, Dublin

    Cleric and social reformer; accomplished linguist; wrote "National Insurance a Cheap, Practical, and Popular Way of Preventing Pauperism" in National Century in 1878; director of Clergy Mutual Insurance Company. He also translated Swedish poetry. See ODNB.

    Blessington, Countess Marguerite (female) 09/01/1789 - 06/04/1849 Irish

    Novelist, journalist, editor, and literary hostess; second marriage to Charles John Gardiner, Earl of Blessington; ran London literary salon; editor of The Keepsake and The Book of Beauty; wrote Conversations with Lord Byron and several other works. See ODNB.

    Boucicault, Dion (male) 12/27/1820 - 09/18/1890 Irish

    Dramatist; wrote London Assurance; lived in England and America; plays at leading London theaters (Haymarket, Lycuem, Adelphi, Holburn, Drury Lane, etc.). See Boase IV: 459-461. ODNB.

    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.

    Boyle, Mary Louisa (female) 10/12/1810 - 04/07/1890 Irish

    Writer known for her literary friendships with Dickens, Tennyson, the Brownings, and the Carlyles; wrote two novels, The State Prisoner (1837) and The Forester (1839); wrote poems and plays; her memoir, Her Book, was published posthumously. See Boase IV: 472-3, ODNB.

    Brady, John Drumgoole (male) 1795 - 05/18/1883 Irish

    Born 1795/6; Correct spelling (In Wellesley as "Brady, John Drumgole."). EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 353.

    Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas F. (male) 03/26/1789 - 03/14/1855 Irish Caius College, Cambridge; University of Glasgow

    Landowner and mathematician; fellow of the Royal Society. See Boase I: 412, ODNB.

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