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    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

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

    The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill 33:67 identifies this contributor to the Westminster Review as ‘clergyman.’
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Adams, Charles Warren (male) 1833 - 1903 English

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

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Airy, Osmund (male) 1845 - 11/30/1928 English Trinity College, Cambridge

    Historian
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Albert, Francis Charles, Prince Consort (male) 08/26/1819 - 12/14/1861 German University of Bonn

    Consort of Queen Victoria; managed royal household, supported Great Exhibition of 1851. See Boase I: 38-9, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Alcala Galiano, Antonio (male) 07/22/1789 - 04/11/1865 Spanish

    Spanish politician and writer; went into exile in 1823; professor of Spanish at the new London University.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Aldrich, James (male) 07/14/1810 - 09/09/1856 American

    Poet and journalist; founded the New York Literary Gazette.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Alexander, Sir George (male) 06/19/1858 - 03/16/1918 English

    Actor-manager. Add: Real name was George Alexander Gibb Samson. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    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.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Alexander, William Lindsay (male) 08/24/1808 - 12/20/1884 Scottish University of Edinburgh; St. Andrews University

    Minister of Newington; pastor of Augustine Church, Edinburgh; wrote articles in Encyclopedia Britannica. See Boase I: 45, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

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