Volume 4. Table 1, p. xvii. Correct last title in list: Tait’s Edinburgh Mag., not Tait’s
p. xx, 12th line. The Foreign Review was a quarterly, not a monthly as it is called here.
BentM 508 Literary intelligence, 9 (Jan. 1841), [v-vi]. More accurately, this is ‘about short book reviews’ rather than being ‘short book reviews,’ as
BentM 2791 The Russians on the Amur, 41 (June 1857), 551-563. E. G. Ravenstein. Delete words within brackets. He was a Corresponding Member, Frankfurt Geographical [not Geological] Society,
Bentley’s Miscellany unidentified contributions
Postans, Robert Raxter. May have contributed more than has been identified. In applying for RLF aid (case 2132), he said that he turned from writing tales of adventure and travel (like his early BentM contributions) to considering ‘the condition of our seamen both in the Commercial & Royal Navy’ at a time of change from sail to steam, adding that ‘I began writing in Bentleys miscellany upon this matter … as far back as the departure of the Baltic fleet under Sir Chas Napier [March 1854].’ His article on ‘The Baltic fleet,’ BentM 2386, which appeared in April 1854, has only recently been identified, and nothing has been identified as his after that although the wording of his RLF application, which goes on to list specific maritime concerns, suggests that he continued to contribute to BentM. Possibly to be considered, reflecting his interests at the time, are BentM 2435, ‘The Shores of the Baltic’ (Aug. 1854), and BentM 2440, ‘Admiral Sir Charles Napier’ (Sept. 1854).
Vipan, Frederick John, 1819-1893. Venn says that this Vipan (a younger brother of the Vipan in
Gordon, Hunter. John Thomas Graves to Thomas Coates of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge,
Eclectic 1429 Young’s Lectures, 66, n.s. 2 (Sept. 1837). 272-286. John Hoppus. Claimed by Hoppus in letter dated Dec. 1837, printed 1838 (Univ. London archives: BP4 = Univ pamphlets vol 3 item no 4: letters relating to exam for degrees in arts 1838). My thanks to Dr. C. A. Stray for this information.
Eclectic unidentified contributions
Friswell, James Hain. According to ODNB, Friswell contributed here in the 1850s.
ER 1333 Sir D. Sandford’s translation of Thiersch’s Greek Grammar, 52 (Jan. 1831), 472-477. James Browne, 1793-1841. Delete WI’s ‘correction,’ 4:786, of their original attribution (1:474). The ‘correction’ added C. J. Blomfield as a ‘collaborator’ because, it claimed, Browne had plagiarized this article from Blomfield’s Preface to the 5th edition of the translation by his brother, Edward Valentine Blomfield, of Augustus Matthiæ’sA copious Greek grammar. First, as I have argued before (see the introductions to the 2005 and to both 2004 installments of the ‘Curran Index’),
ER 1342 Müller’s History of the Dorians, 53 (March 1831), 119-142. Delete the suggestion that this is possibly by Thomas Flower Ellis. Though it is attributed to Ellis by Thomas Pinney, The letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1 (Cambridge UP, 1974), 267, n.5, those letters do not support the attribution. Before Dec. 1829 Macaulay had proposed that Ellis review for ER an 1828 English translation of Niebuhr’s History of Rome, a proposal Ellis declined ‘because he was not sufficiently intimate with the original German.’ Instead he and Macaulay discussed his reviewing the histories of
Charles Boner was said to have written ‘diligently in English periodicals,’ including ‘a very spirited article in the “Edinburgh Review” ’ on ‘the old Bavarian thorough national specimens of the poetry of the people’ (letter from Adolf von Zerzog,
FQR 135 Danish and Norwegian literature, 6 (June 1830), 48-87. Correct typo: 6th line of entry should read either ‘… p. 51n.). For Borrow’s trans-’ or ‘… p. 51n.); for Borrow’s trans-.’
FQR 193 The Low-German language and literature, 8 (July 1831), 215-225. Thomas Collins Banfield. Correct mistranscription; Macray gives ‘Dr. Thos. Banfield .’
FQR 353 Foreign criticism on English works …, 15 (March 1835) …. In penultimate line, correct typo: ‘Anziegen’ should read Anzeigen.
FQR 397 [Critical sketches], 17 (Apr. 1836), 217-235. 3rd line from end is confusing; Williams returned from
FQR 410 Eckermann …, 18 (Oct. 1836), 1-30. In last line, inser period after ‘Nat.’
FQR 429 South Aneruca, 18 (Jan. 1837), 455-477. In 3rd line from end, a comma has been omitted after ‘
Foreign Quarterly Review unidentified contributions
Thomas Roscoe. In his applications to the Royal Literary Fund (case 975) between February 1848 and February 1862 Roscoe repeatedly claimed that he had contributed to the Foreign Quarterly Review—or was it the Foreign Review? Sometimes he clearly meant ForR when he said FQR (see ForR #56, on Foscolo); at other times his claims were too vague to be helpful. For example, in 1860 he referred to ‘Reviews of Poems—and other works,’ in 1862 to articles on ‘Modern Writers—Italy—Spain, &c.’ He did not mention either ‘foreign review’ in his first two applications, in 1839 and 1842; when he finally did mention them, neither FQR nor ForR was stilll publishing. Once he began to claim contributions to FQR, one of his regular supporters was James Augustus St.John, who himself, with some of his sons, contributed frequently to FQR from January 1844 on. It remains impossible to be sure what or where Roscoe contributed.
ForR 89 Damiron—Philosophy in
ForR 102 Müller’sDorians, 4 (Oct. 1829), 322-345. George Cornewall Lewis. Lewis to K. O. Müller, 10 Aug. : ‘I have written an article on the Dorier for the Foreign Review, & it will probably appear in the next number.’ He hoped Müller would look favorably on the article, ‘as I stand in the somewhat awkward position of translator and reviewer’ (Teaching the EngishWissenschaft. The Letters of Sir George Cornewall Lewis to Karl Otfried Müller [1828-1839], ed. with commentary by William M. Calder III, R. Scott Smith, and John Vaio [Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2002], 22-23). The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, by Müller and translated by Lewis with Henry Tufnell, was published in 2 vols. in 1830. My thanks to Dr. C. A. Stray for drawing my attention to Lewis’s letter.
EDITORS: Correct typo, 2:315, 1st line under this heading: Maginn, if he was editor, held the office from February 1830, the first issue, not from 1800.
FM 387 The Altrive Tales, 5 (May 1832), 482-489. Delete everything after the final semi-colon in the evidence [‘in no. 902, p. 200n., Maginn cites this review’]. FM 902, a Feb. 1836 article on Lord Bacon, is found at pages 143-153 of vol. 13; it includes no p. 200. ‘No. 902’ turns out to be a typographical error or careless citation; the reference is actually to FM 907, ‘Willis’s Pencillings,’ 13 (Feb. 1836), 200n., a review reprinted in vol. 5 of Maginn’s posthumously published Miscellaneous Writings, ed. R. Shelton Mackenzie (N.Y., 1857). However, this footnote does not prove that Maginn wrote FM 387. It reads: ‘See, for example, [Hogg’s] memoir, prefixed to his Altrive Tales, which we reviewed when first published, in our May Number for 1832, Vol. V. p. 481; and from which we extracted at some length. We cannot refrain from here noticing, that a subscription for Hogg’s family is getting up under favourable auspices, to which we hope all our friends will contribute:--but we must take a more serious occasion of adverting to this subject. We now can only wish it success.’ We’s galore here, but is it ‘we’ the author of FM 387 or ‘we’ the editor of Fraser’s or ‘we’ the persona of Fraser’s Magazine?
The foregoing is strangely worded, misleading, and at significant points incorrect. The bracketed section beginning ‘viz.,’ or ‘that is,’ seemingly says that John Galt was Archibald Jobbry, not the creator of Jobbry, and cites as evidence ‘p.245.’ The reference is to FM 363, ‘John Black’s Lord Plunkett and John Galt’s Archibald Jobbry’ two issues back in March 1832 (Wellesley 2:331 adds quotation marks around ‘Lord Plunkett’ and ‘Archibald Jobbry’ that are not present in FM). However, FM 5:245 identifies Jobbry as a character in ‘Mr. Galt’s new novel of The Member.’ While 5:245n does give the full title of the novel, The Member, an Autobiography, one should recognize the novelistic convention employed here, as in the slightly later Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Moving on to the last clause of
FM 690 Father Prout’s plea for pilgrimages, and hospitable reception of Sir Walter Scott when he visited the Blarney Stone, 9 (May 1834), 537-552. F. S. Mahony. Add Francis Stack Murphy, collab. Attrib. by William Bates in his ‘Memoirs,’ The Maclise Portrait-Gallery of ‘Illustrious Literary Characters’ (London: Chatto & Windus, 1883), 466-467. Murphy’s collaboration with Mahony in Fraser’s is more generally mentioned in ODNB, Boase 2:1038, and Thrall, p.291.
FM 702 Father Prout’s carousal, 9 (June 1834), 679-697. F. S. Mahony. Add Francis Stack Murphy, collab. Evidence as for FM 690.
FM 1115 Bulwer’s
FM 1442 Brougham’s Demosthenes, 21 (May 1840), 620-632. George Burges. Claimed as in FM 1115; also in Preface, p. 6. My thanks to Dr. C. A. Stray.
FM 1490 Mr. George Combe and the philosophy of phrenology, 22 (Nov. 1840), 509-520. William Joseph Butler. Attr. ‘Fraser’s Magazine on the Philosophy of Phrenology,’ The Phrenological Journal, and Magazine of Moral Science, 14 (1841), 82-88—as the title indicates, a reply to FM 1490 (until 1837 The Phrenological Journal had been edited by Andrew and George Combe). My thanks to Prof. David Latané for this attribution.
FM 1562 Murder and mystery; an incident, 23 (May 1841), 547-559. Anne Mathews. Authorship of this, left blank in
FM 1602 To the messieurs of the diurnal press: an unpublished letter found in the desk of a deceased editor, 24 (Aug. 1841), 234-236. Anne Mathews. Evidence as at FM 1562. This ‘letter’ appears at pp. 421-430 of Anecdotes of actors (with an additional paragraph not in FM and a few printers’ errors corrected).
FM 1615 Of Macbeth (Part 3), 24 (Oct. 1841), 401-412. P. W. Banks. Correct last line, which should read ‘Evideence for no. 1499’ (not ‘no. 1615’).
FM 1624 Theodore Edward Hook, 24 (Nov. 1841), 518-524. Anne Mathews. Evidence as at FM 1562. This appears at pp. 274-292 of Anecdotes of actors (with slight changes in paragraphing, word order, and wording that would have identified the author—in the reprint ‘Mr. Mathews’ becomes ‘my Husband’).
FM 1652 Recollections of the fairest hours to cheer the latest hours of life, from Jean Paul Richter, 25 (Jan. 1842), 101-104. Translated by Sarah Austin? In the ODNB Joseph Hamburger, the co-author of two earlier book-length biographies of Mrs. Austin, claims that while living in Dresden between 1841 and 1843 she contributed articles on German history and other subjects to Fraser’s, the Athenaeum, and the Edinburgh. Two articles by
FM 1676 Detached thoughts, from Jean Paul Richter, 25 (April 1842), 403-408. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1652.
FM 1679 Anecdotes of actors (no. V, concl.), 25 (Apr. 1842), 436-440. Anne Mathews. William Collier 1795-1871 claimed that he contributed to this issue not only the 2 parts of FM 1682 (‘O’Donaghue’s fountain’ and ‘The city of the dead’) but also ‘Anecdotes of actors’ (RLF case 1740). However, not only had Mrs. Mathews contributed the first 3 articles in this series (FM 1597, 1620, and 1638; oddly, there was no #4), she reprinted the 2 parts of this 5th installment as hers in Anecdotes of Actors: ‘Incledon and his
FM 1684 The superfluities of life: a novel, translated from Ludwig Tieck (Part I), 25 (Apr. 1842), 488-500. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1652. She had previously translated Tieck’s work.
FM 1687 The superfluities of life (Part II, concl.), 25 (May 1842), 526-540. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1684.
FM 1694 The prisoner among the Circassians; translated from the German, 25 (May 1842), 620-628. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1652.
FM 2699 Sketches of American society (No. 1): the upper ten thousand, 41 (March 1850), 261-271. Signed A New Yorker. Charles Astor Bristed. There is better evidence than the British Library’s identification of Frank Manhattan as Bristed. As early as January 1851, after the publication of the 6th installment in the series, in a signed letter to N. P. Willis published in Willis’s Home Journal, a
See also the other 9 sketches in the series: FM 2723 (41:May 1850, 523-528); FM 2764 (42:Sept. 1850, 255-266); FM 2774 (42:Oct. 1850, 373-379); FM 2790 (42:Nov. 1850, 562-574); FM 2811 (43:Jan. 1851, 91-101); FM 2831 (43:March 1851, 313-325); FM 2838 (43:Apr. 1851, 409-417); FM 2861 (43:June 1851, 648-663); FM 2889 (44:Sept. 1851, 277-290).
FM 3756 Telegraph-cable laying in the
FM 4853 Diary in Libby Prison, 77 (March 1868), 385-406. For present entry, substitute the following: Emeric (or Imre; see Part B) Szabad. Headnote. Reprinted in Every Saturday (
FM 5211 English republicanism, 83 (June 1871), 751-761. To name of author, Thomas Wright, add 1839-1909 for clarity’s sake, since
FM 6346 Education and boots, 102 (Nov. 1880). 640-646. Signed ‘The
Fraser’s Magazine unidentified contributions
Murphy, Francis Stack. According to Thrall 291, he ‘probably also contributed other verse and stories’ in addition to collaborating with F. Mahony ‘in translating modern verse into Greek’ (for latter see FM 690 and 702 above).
Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (
Vol. XIII (Lohrli p. 154 col. b). Red Rockets [signals at sea], No. 326 (
Vol. XIV (Lohrli p.159 col. a). The Shingle Movement, No. 343 (
Hill. Mrs. (Lohrli pp. 300-301). The woman so identified in the Office Book as the contributor of ‘Ragged Robin,’ no. 321 (17 May 1856), 417-420 (Lohrli 153) was Caroline Southwood (Smith) Hill, 1809-1902, whom Lohrli suggests as a possible contributor and who is identified as the writer in the ODNB. Her daughter, Octavia Hill, whom Lohrli also suggests as the writer, was only 15 when the article appeared and does not seem to have written for publication until several years later.
Postans, Robert Raxter (Lohrli p. 402). Correct year of birth to 1805 and middle name to read Raxter, not Baxter. RLF case 2132. Lohrli followed erroneous information in Boase.
EDITORS: Writing of Francis Foster Barham, both the
Faulkner, Thomas. 1777-1855. According to ODNB, he contributed ‘to various volumes of the earlier series of the New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register’ (NMM’s original title, from 1814 through 1820), which
Gorostiza, Manuel Eduardo de. Redding, Campbell 1:321, Wellesley’s evidence for Gorostiza’s authorship of NMM 579, implies that Gorostiza contributed additional articles to NMM: ‘One series of Gorostiza’s papers [in NMM] treated of the Spanish theatres.’ I.e., Gorostiza contributed other papers, generally in more than one part. With no evidence, one cannot attribute other articles to Gorostiza, though the 2-part series on
Talfourd, Thomas Noon. The
Myall, Fanny Laura, née Laura Hain Friswell. In her applications for RLF aid (case 2755) she said that she contributed to Temple Bar, probably between 1893 and 1898, but she scratched out two words in parentheses after the journal’s title. All articles in those years seem to be reliably identified, either as signed articles or in Bentley records.
WR 401 Greek literature in
Oxenford, John. Edmund Yates, Fifty years of
[Starred entries indicate contributors not in
Adolphus, John Leycester. Delete 1795 as year of birth; add bapt. 1794. ODNB
Aïdé, Charles Hamilton. Delete ‘French’ from description. Although he was born in Paris and had one Armenian grandfather, he was an English national and lived in England. ODNB; http://www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk/biog/Aide_H.htm (Centre for Whistler Studies).
Austin, Sarah (
?Trans., Recollectons of fairest hour, from [Jean Paul] Richter, FM 1652—Jan42
?Trans., Detached thoughts, from Richter, 1676—Apr42
?Trans., Superfluities of life, 2 pts., from [J. L.] Tieck, 1684, 1687—Apr, May42
?Trans., Prisoner among Circassians, 1694—May42
Badham, Charles David. Correct year of birth.
Banks, Elizabeth L. Add Born 1870. See Campaigns of Curiosity. Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late Victorian London, Elizabeth L. Banks,
intro. Mary Suzanne Schriber and Abbey Zink (Madison, Wisc.: U. Wisc. P., 2003).
Blaikie, Miss J. Lang. Her first name was Jean or Jeanie. The novelist Georgette Agnew, offering Bentley some stories for Temple Bar, explained that she did so at ‘the advice of my friend, Jeanie Blaikie who I believe contributes occasionally to your magazine’ [20 Feb. 1901; Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois]. This is not Jane ‘Jeannie’ Blaikie (1834-1910), who married Capt. Henry Charles Brownlow in 1858; she does not fit
Blomfield, Charles James.
Delete: Sandford’s trans., Thiersch’s Grammar, ER 1333.
Boner, Charles. Add: See ER Unident.
*Burges, George, 1785/86 – 1864, classical scholar. ODNB.
Brougham’s Demosthenes, 1442 – May40
Geo. Combe and philosophy of phrenology, FM 1490 – Nov40
Cheney, Robert Henry. Delete ‘1799/1800’ and add the following personal information: 1800-1866, watercolorist, photographer, and country gentleman; also known as Henry; older brother of Edward Chenery, above. Roger Taylor, Impressed by light. British photographs from paper negatives, 1840-1860 (N.Y. and
Clark, William George.
Coleridge, Edith. Add dates: 1832 - 1911. Earl Leslie Griggs gives her birth date as
Cooke, Charles WallwynRadcliffe. Delete 1841 as year of birth; add 1840. See new entry for Cooke in ODNB (Oct. 2007).
Dilke, Lady Emilia …. Correct second given name: Francis, not
Donne, William Bodham. P. 227, col. b, 5th entry:
‘Legitimate drama’ on banks of
Dunbar, George. Delete 1774 as year of birth; add 1777. His birth certificate shows that he was born on 30 March of the latter year. ODNB, correcting the
4th article listed here, ER 542: correct name of author whose book is reviewed: Blomfield, not Bloomfield. Vol. 1 spells the name correctly.
Forester, Thomas. Add: still alive in Feb. 1866 (RLF case 1472).
Add: Telegraph-cable laying, FM 3756 – Aug 58
Friswell, James Hain.
Add: See EclecticUnident.
*Gordon, Hunter, 1799/1800 – 1855, barrister and writer.
See B&FR Unident.
*Haywood, Francis, 1793/94-1858, translator. ODNB
Damiron, ForR 89 — July29
Hill, Caroline Southwood (Smith). Add dates and personal information: 1809-1902. Writer and educationist. Daughter of Thomas Southwood Smith, mother of Octavia Hill.
Holmes, Edward. Delete 1797 as date of birth. Add: Born
*Hoppus, John, bap. 1791, d. 1875, philosopher and Independent minister. ODNB
Young’s Lectures, Eclectic 1429—Sep37
Kater, Edward. The family remained aware of its German origins; a family history shows the amusing coat of arms the family created in the 19th century (probably not registered with the College of Arms)—a tom cat (Kater) rampant. However, occasional misspelling of the name in the mid-19th century as ‘Cayter’ indicates that its pronunciation had been anglicized.
Kebbel, Thomas Edward. Delete 1827 as year of birth; add 1826. He was born in Nov. 1826, baptized in Jan. 1827. ODNB
Lewis, Sir George Cornewall. Delete superfluous comma after name.
Add Damiron—Philosophy in France, ForR 102—Jan29
Correct LR entry to read:
Mackay, Charles. Delete 1814 as year of birth; add 1812. While Mackay always gave his date of birth as
*Milligan, George, 1792-1858, Classics teacher in
Greek literature in
Millingen, John Gideon. For what is currently in the Curran Index, substitute the following: Delete [from
*Murphy, Francis Stack, 1807-1860, serjeant-at-law. ODNB.
Father Prout’s plea for pilgrimages, FM 690 collab.—May34
Father Prout’s carousal, 702 collab.—Jun34
Also see FM Unident.
* Myall, Fanny Laura, née Laura Hain Friswell, 1850 – 1908, daughter of James Hain Friswell, q.v. RLF case 2755; Times
See TBar Unident.
See FM Unident.
O’Connell, James. Add: Still living in 1868 (in gaol for debt).
Oxenford, John. Add: See WR Unident.
Parker, Charles. Change year of birth to 1799.
Pattison, Emilia Frances: see Dilke, Emilia Frances (Pattison). Correct both occurrences of her middle name: Francis, not
•Pennington, George James, 1795-1850, barrister; later judge on the
Gamba’s Travels in
*Pisani, Countess Marianna, previously Marion (Mrs. Thomas) Garner, fl. 1835-1869, novelist. [This replaces earlier entry in Curran Index.]
The festival of Santa Croce, BentM 2053 -- Dec51.
Teresa Bandettini, the improvisatrice, 2468 -- Nov54
See BentM Unident.
Ravenstein, E. G. Revise first and middle names to read Ernst Georg. He was born and died in
Add: See FQR Unident.
Ross, Charles. Delete ‘prob. Charles Ross’; identification is correct. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 319, 321.
Scrope, George Julius DuncombePoulet. Delete ‘Duncombe,’ for which no authority can be found. Add: Baptized George Julius Thomson; changed his last name shortly before marrying Emma Phipps Scrope in 1821. My thanks to Mark Curthoys at the ODNB for help on this.
Sharpe, Charles Kirkpatrick. Delete question mark after 1781 as date of birth. ODNB.
Steevens, Christina. Add dates: 1838 - 1911. Born Christina Adelaide Ethel Athanasia Stewart; married James Alexander Rogerson of
Stevenson, Joseph. Delete ‘S.’ as middle initial. No middle name or initial appears in any source, including that (DNB) cited by
Stocqueler, Joachim Hayward. Surname is pronounced Stock-u-ler (information from Peter Gill, Stocqueler's great-great-grandson).
Symonds, Emily Morse. Delete 1859/1860 for year of birth. Her birth certificate gives birth date as
Szabad, Imre. Add Emeric as preferred forename and 1823 - 1894 as dates. Though various sources give other, often vague dates of birth, he gave
See NMM Unident.
Tolfrey, Frederic or Frederick. Add to information: died before 1877. William Pitt Lenox, Celebrities I have known …, Second Series (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1877), 2:189, refers to ‘The late Frederick Tolfrey, author of the “Sportsman in
Troup, George. Delete 1811 as date of birth; add Baptized 17 Jan. 1810. ODNB, which cites Scottish baptismal registers.
Vipan, David Jennings. Delete 1805 as date of birth; add 1805/1806. When he died on
* Vipan, Frederick John, 1819-1894. Venn. Brother of David Jennings Vipan.
See Bk Unident.
Williams, David Edward. Add: Died c. 1846. When his daughter, the widow of Edward Howard, applied for RLF assistance, 31 March 1846, she gave as the ‘cause of distress’ ‘Death of Parent’—of her father, who had been supporting her and her daughter since her husband’s death in 1841. (Less than 6 months later, the daughter married Octavian Blewitt, the RLF secretary.)
Wright, Thomas, the ‘Journeyman Engineer.’ Add dates: 1839 - 1909. ODNB
Szabad Diary: Stephen Beszedits, The Libby Prison Diary f Colonel Emeric Szabad. Toronto Canada: B&L Information Services, 1999.