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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).

    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, Miss (female) unknown

    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, 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, 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, William Henry Davenport (male) 05/05/1828 - 12/30/1891 English

    Journalist and general writer; edited an Isle of Wright newspaper; wrote for the Literary Gazette and other periodicals; prepared almost 140 compilations of various kinds of data.

    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 - 04/20/1876 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.

    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.

    Airy, George Biddel (male) 07/27/1801 - 01/02/1892 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Astronomer Royal; professor of mathematics at Cambridge; wrote Gravitation an elementary explanation of the principal perturbations in the Solar System (1834) and other works; re-equipped the royal observatory. See Boase IV: 53-55.

    Alcock, Thomas (male) 1784 - 08/21/1833 English

    Surgeon; contributed many papers to medical journals; surgeon to St. James's Workhouse in London.

    Aldridge, R.W. (unknown) unknown

    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, Gabriel (male) Scottish Admitted to Scottish Bar, moved in London in 1831, wrote for periodical press, imprisoned for debt in 1833 or 1834. RLF # 789.

    Alexander, George Gardiner (male) 1821 - 05/16/1897 English

    Colonel in the Royal Marine Artillery; served in China in the early 1840s; served in Crimea; wrote A Few Remarks on our Naval Organization (1858) and other works. See Boase IV: 73.

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