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The Curran Index

ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND EXPANSIONS OF

THE WELLESLEY INDEX TO VICTORIAN PERIODICALS

Eileen M. Curran and Gary Simons, Editors

Preface

Welcome to the Curran Index, a reference tool and ongoing research project whose mission is to identify the men and women whose stories, poems, and articles appeared anonymously in nineteenth-century British periodicals. As I explained in my original preface to the Curran Index when Eileen Curran and I first put it online here in 2003, this project has its roots in the 1950s, when Walter Houghton first laid the groundwork for the path-breaking Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. In the years that followed the appearance of the last volume of the Wellesley in 1995, Eileen, one of the Wellesley's original editors, continued the difficult and demanding detective-work of ferreting out the authorship of contributions to the Victorian press. The results of these researches were first published in print in the Victorian Periodicals Review, then later gathered together online as the Curran Index, which also featured occasional attributions sent in by other scholars. The infirmities of old age eventually slowed her down, and the last updated edition appeared in 2007, although she never stopped planning for, and thinking about, future editions. Eileen Curran died on April 22, 2013, after a brief illness.

Dr. Gary Simons has now stepped forward to continue this important work. As he makes clear in his introduction to the 2013 edition,the mission of the Curran Index remains as pertinent, and as fascinating, as it ever was, the more so as new tools have made possible powerful new modes of investigation. That mission has now been explicitly expanded, as Eileen Curran had always intended it should be, beyond the original forty periodicals that were the focus of the original Wellesley Index. Scholars who have uncovered evidence of the authorship of contributions to any nineteenth-century magazine or newspaper are strongly encouraged to get in touch with the editor about the possibility of including those attributions in the Curran Index.

As the Index enters its second decade, I would like to pay tribute to Eileen for her steadfastness as both friend and scholar. She was a researcher of indomitable energy and superb skill whose work has contributed signally to our understanding of the world's first industrialized press. It was a great privilege to know her, and to work with her so closely over so many years on the Curran Index as well as on the biographies of what she always called "my Obscures". Let me also tender my deepest thanks to Gary Simons, who responded so generously to my invitation to take on the editorship of the Curran Index, and who has already done a magnificent job of re-invigorating this resource in his own distinctive style while taking it in new and exciting directions.

Patrick Leary
publisher, Victoria Research Web


Eileen Curran's original preface to the Curran Index
Patrick Leary's original "Publisher's Preface" to the Curran Index

Editions of Curran Index Additions/Corrections


Periodicals Covered


INTRODUCTIONS

Volume 4. p. xvii, Table 1,. Correct last title in list: Tait’s Edinburgh Mag., not Tait’s Edinburgh Rev.
p. xx, 12th line. The Foreign Review was a quarterly, not a monthly as it is called here.

AINSWORTH’S MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 3]

Introduction

Sub-editors: Laman Blanchard. Andrew Sanders, in ODNB, says that Blanchard served as sub-editor only ‘for a year from February 1842,’ not until February 1845, as Wellesley claims. [4/05]

AM 80 A Vision of Coventry, 2 (August 1842), 159-162. Add: Catherine Gore. This article is reprinted in Catherine Gore's Modern Chivalry; or, A New Orlando Furioso (London: John Mortimer, 1843). [2013]

AM 91 The Solitary Joker, 2 (September 1842), 243-247. Add: Dudley Costello. Identified in advertisement in the Spectator, Aug 27, 1842: 840. [2013]

AM 102 The One Thing Needful, 2 (October 1842), 335-340. Add: Catherine Gore. This article is reprinted in Catherine Gore's Modern Chivalry; or, A New Orlando Furioso (London: John Mortimer, 1843).[2013]

AM 144 The Adventures of Ganderfield, the bore-hater (part 1), 3 (Jan. 1843), 75-80. Add Catherine Gore. Partially republished as "A Fragment from the Autobiography of Squire Ganderfield" in Gore's The Birthright and Other Tales, London: H. Colburn, 1844. Information from Gary Simons, 2011 [2013].

AM 150 The Adventures of Ganderfield, the bore-hater (part 2), 3 (Feb. 1843), 133-140. Add Catherine Gore. See note for AM 144, above. Information from Gary Simons, 2011 [2013].

AM 233 Good Queen Bess, 4 (Sept. 1843), 249-56. W. Harrison Ainsworth? EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 146.

AM 364 Poems by Coventry Patmore, 6 (July 1844), 93-94. Leigh Hunt. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 146.

AM-366 The hum of men, 6 (August 1844), 109-113. Signed a matter of fact-or. Add: Catherine Gore. Gore claimed this article in a letter to Benjamin Disraeli, Bodleian Library, Dep. Hughenden 129/2, 225: "Pray read a paper of mine in Ainsworth's called 'The hum of men.'" [2013]

AM 383 Kate Crosby's Polka Party, 6 (September 1844), 206-211. Signed: F.F.B. Add: Taken from a story by Paul de Kock; F.F.B is Francis Frederick Brandt. See Frank Marland's Manuscripts (1859); Illustrated London News, Sep. 14, 1844: 170. [2013]

AM 453 The Doctor's Fee, 7 (February 1845), 108-114. Signed F.F.B. Add: Francis Frederick Brandt. See AM 383 above.

AM 643 The Musician and the Magpie (chaps i-v; no more published) 9 (June 1846), 472-480. Replace: all information after page numbers with uncredited translation of story by Alexandre Dumas; translator unknown. See Alexandre Dumas, The Bird of Fate and Other Stories. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1922.

AM 850 A capriccio, 14 (July 1848), 53-58. Prob. transl. by Francis Doyne Dwyer. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 187.

AM 1269 The Monastery of the Flowery Plain: a tale of the sixteenth century (chaps. i-ii). 21 (Feb 1852), 175-184. Add: George Walter Thornbury. Reprinted in Icebound (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861). [3/14]

AM 1273 The Monastery of the Flowery Plain: a tale of the sixteenth century (chaps. iii-iv, conclusion). 21 (Mar 1852), 217-226. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

AM 1305 The Corpse House. 21 (Jun 1852), 488-496. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

AM 1335 The Midnight Meeting. (chaps i-ii). 22 (Sep 1852), 194-204. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

AM 1348 The Midnight Meeting. (chap iii). 22 (Oct 1852), 301-305. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

AM 1371 The Midnight Meeting. (conclusion). 22 (Dec 1852), 478-483. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

AM 1527 Scenes from my life (chaps. i-iii), 25 (Jan. 1854) 48-57. William Richardson, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 324-325. Also chaps. iv-vii, concl., #1539.

AM: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Bayley, Frederick William Naylor. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 183-4.

Burbury, Edwina Jane. Claimed that she contributed to AM. RLF case 1243. [4/05]


BENTLEY’S MISCELLANY [Wellesley vol. 4]

[Generally the numbers ending in a letter refer to poems, most of which do not appear in Wellesley but will be found in Eileen M. Curran, “Verse in Bentley’s Miscellany vols. 1-36,” VPR 32 (1999), 103-159.]

BentM 20 Theatrical advertisement …, 1 (Feb. 1837), 152. Correct evidence. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 326.

BentM 17a The spectre, 1 (Feb. 1837), 131. Add possibility of John Dix. EMC, VPR 34 (2001). 326.

BentM 28 The Wide-Awake Club, 1 (Feb. 1837), 208-216. Add: Only partly by J. B. O’Meara; collaborator unidentified. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 326. See #242.

BentM 67 Editor’s address …, 1 (June 1837), iii-iv. Re-number as 68. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 318.

BentM 68 Bob Burns and Beranger; Sam Lover and Ovidius Naso, 1 (1837), 525-529. Re-number as 67 and move to May issue. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 318.

BentM 92 Love in the city …. Postscript called “Critical remarks by an M.P.,” 2 (Aug. 1837) 133-134, s/ J.H.. also by W. H. Maxwell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 360.

BentM 120a The relics of St. Pius, 2 (Nov. 1837), 462-463. s/ C.S.L. Dudley Costello. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 360.

BentM121a A few enquiries, 2 (Nov. 1837), 470. Add: Perhaps C. J. Davids. EMC, VPR 34 (2001). 326-327.

BentM 125 Astronomical agitation …, 2 (Nov. 1837), 508-510. Delete A. M. Skinner; add By a male friend of A. M. Skinner. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 327.

BentM 131b [131a in Wellesley] The apportionment of the world, from Schiller, 2 (Dec. 1837), 549. Transl. by Thomas Medwin. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 361.

BentM 136 The glories of good humour, 2 (Dec. 1837), 591-594. Correct name: William Ribton (not Ritton). EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 327.

BentM 138a Castle by the Sea: a Poem by Uhland, 2 (December 1837). Add: Trans. E.N. E.N. is Theodore Martin, as this same translation is reprinted in The Song of the Bell and other Translations from Schiller, Goethe, Uhland, and Others. (Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1889). Note Martin used the same E.N. signature in Tait 1016, "Specimens of popular German poetry." [2013]

BentM 149a The bird of paradise, 3 (Jan. 1838), 90. Mrs. Harriet Downing. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 327.

BentM 150a The temptations of St. Anthony, 3 (Jan. 1838), 100-104. s/ T.H.S. Thomas Henry Sealy. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 327.

BentM 153 A private account of the late fire--extract of a letter from Jenkin Morgan to his brother Davy, near Aberystwith, 3 (Feb. 1838), 133-136. Add Undoubtedly a pseudonym. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 327.

BentM 162 One of many tales, by a neglected operative, 3 (Feb. 1838), 205-208. Delete Lupton Rupe. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 328.

BentM 163a The Poppy, from Uhland, 3 (March 1838). Add: Trans. E.N. E.N. is Theodore Martin; see BentM 138a above . [2013]

BentM 178a The dying child, 3 (Apr. 1838), 366. s/ M.F.D. Perhaps Maria Frances Dickson. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 328.

BentM 185a The wreath; from Uhland, 3 (May 1838). Add: Trans. E.N. E.N. is Theodore Martin; see BentM 138a above. [2013]

BentM 200 The widow cured; or, More than the doctor at fault, 3 (June 1838), 553-555. Thomas Medwin. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 361.

BentM 218a Memory paraphrased; from the French, 4 (Aug. 1838), 133. Trans. signed W. Joseph Augustine Wade. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 286.

BentM 226 Mr. Robert Bolton, the “gentleman connected with the press,” 4 (Aug. 1838), 204-207. Delete Leigh Hunt. See VPR 34 (2001), 328, but delete suggestion there of John Hunt and last sentence. Add after “Charles Dickens”: with John H. Leigh Hunt, son of Leigh Hunt. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 351-352.

BentM 235 An extraordinary profession, 4 (Sept. 1838), 301-305. Not by Frederic Shoberl, but translated by him. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 318-9.

BentM 242 Proceedings of the Wide-awake Club, edited by “Twig,” 4 (Oct. 1838), 359-368. Delete entry. Add: pp.359-365 by J. B. O’Meara; pp.365, last 7 lines-368 by Robert Burns Hardy. Brief passages on p.359, linking #s 28 and 242, and p.365, linking the two parts of this article, poss. by Dickens or a sub-editor. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 328-9.

BentM 242a The handsome clear-starcher. A legend of the days of Queen Elizabeth, 4 (Oct. 1838), 369-373. John S. Dalton. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329.

BentM 245 Marcel’s last minuet, 4 (Oct. 1838), 397-404. J. Price. Delete “Ingram supplies ‘J.’” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329.

BentM 247 A chapter on some very celebrated authors, 4 (Oct. 1838), 414-416. Delete attribution. Add Robert Burns Hardy. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329.

BentM 260a From Anacreon, ode III, 4 (Dec. 1838), 580. Prob. William Benett, not Bennett. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 319

BentM 265 Charles Dibdin, and national song, 4 (Dec. 1838), 626-628. Joseph Augustine Wade, not “Josephine.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 319.

BentM 275b Lord Mayor’s Day, 5 (Jan. 1839), 109. Prose intro. to An Heroical Ode, After Dryden, 109-112 [verse]. Thomas Moore. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 319.

BentM 279. A glimpse of London, 5 (Feb. 1839), 145-151. Translated by Frederic Shoberl, not written by him. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 146.

BentM 282 Marie de Villemare, 5 (Feb. 1839), 178-186. Delete Joseph Augustine Wade. Add Mrs. Metge. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 319.

BentM 282a Love; trans. from the French …, 5 (Feb. 1839), 187. Trans. by Mrs. Margaret Torre Holme. For further evidence, see EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 319.

BentM 288a Sardanapalus, 5 (March 1839), 254-256. W. F. Deacon. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329.

BentM 291 The Locksmith of Philadelphia , 5 (March 1839), 272-280. Add: Joseph Howe. This article is reprinted in Poems and Essays by the Hon. Joseph Howe (Montreal: John Lovell, 1874). [2013]

BentM 297a Richelieu: or, The Conspiracy, 5 (Apr. 1839), 387-389. W. F. Deacon. As 288a.

BentM 320 Some passages in the literary life of Olinthus Jenkinson, barrister-at-law (Part I), 5 (June 1839), 627-632. Delete attribution. Add Andrew Alexander Knox. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 361.

BentM 331 Some passages in the literary life of Olinthus Jenkinson … (Pt. II, concl.): adventures of a maintop-crosstree-man, 6 (July 1839), 73-78. Delete attribution. Add Andrew Alexander Knox. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 361.

BentM 333a To a young girl; …, 6 (July 1839), 108. Trans. by Mrs. Margaret Torre Holme. For further evidence, see EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 319.

BentM 346. The spalpeen (ch. i), 6 (Sept. 1839), 288-295. S/ P. McTeague, Esq. Not the P. Meadows Taylor to whom Wellesley assigns this, but his father, Philip Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). See Part B below. [8/06]

BentM 357 The harem unveiled, 6 (Oct. 1839), 389-395. Delete attribution. Add Andrew Alexander Knox. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 361.

BentM 358. The spalpeen (ch. ii-iv), 6 (Oct. 1839), 396-413. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; See Part B below. [8/06]

BentM 381 A tale of the morgue (ch. i), 7 (Jan. 1840), 27-37. Signed Edward Mayhew; possibly by his brother Henry Mayhew. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329.

BentM 382 “The whiskey,” 7 (Jan. 1840), 38-50. Delete Bruss/Bross. Add Author unidentified. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329.

BentM 394 Anecdotes of Fleet marriages, 7 (Feb. 1840), 177-184. H. R. Addison. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 146.

BentM 396 The Round Table, 7 (Feb. 1840), 194-202. Delete attribution. Add Andrew Alexander Knox. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 361.

BentM 399. The herdsman. 7 (March 1840), 235-246. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; see Part B below. [8/06]

BentM 415 Watty Flaherty. 7 (Apr. 1840), 391-404. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; see Part B below [8/06]

BentM 423 The death-bed confession …, 7 (May 1840), 497-508. Delete attribution. Add Henry James Meller. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 320.

BentM 446 The Irish gentleman and the little Frenchman, 8 (July 1840) 45-48. Edgar Allan Poe. A pirated reprint from Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 2:183-191, where it is titled “Why the little Frenchman wears his hand in a sling.” See Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott (1978), 2:462-471, which makes the identification. [12/04]

BentM 448. Father Mathew. 8 (July 1840), 54-68. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; see Part B below. [8/06]

BentM 457 The Corpus MSS., 8 (Aug. 1840), 153-157. Andrew Alexander Knox. Ford, VPR,34 (2001), 361.

BentM 458 The fall of the House of Usher, 8 (Aug. 1840) 158-170. Edgar Allan Poe, of course, but delete “Repr. Tales, 1845,” which suggests that BentM published the story first. Add: A pirated reprint from Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 1:75-103. See Collected Works, ed. Mabbott, 2:392-422. [12/04]

BentM 458a A propos to the doctor’s lamented death, 8 (Aug. 1840), 170. s/ J.A.J. Possibly Isaac Appleton Jewett. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329-330.

BentM 466 Irish invention. 8 (Sept. 1840), 238-248. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; see Part B below. [8/06]

BentM 477 The Duc de l’Omelette, 8 (Oct. 1840), 352-354. Edgar Allan Poe. A pirated reprint from Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 1:105-110. Collected Works, ed. Mabbott, 2:31-41, makes the identification (though the index fails to catch the reference). [12/04]

BentM 493 Louis Philippe …, 8 (Nov. 1840), 494-502. Lewis Cass. Delete “reprinted in”; add “reprinted from.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330.

BentM 497a Venus and love (from the Italian of Marini), 8 (Dec. 1840), 557. s/ H.W.H. Trans. prob. by Henry W. Haynes. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330.

BentM 500 The visionary, 8 (Dec. 1840), 578-586. Delete attribution to C. S. Dubourg in VPR 34 (2001), 330. Add Edgar Allan Poe. Scheuerle,VPR 35 (2002), 1; EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 352.

BentM 502a On the painted Betulla, 8 (Dec. 1840), 596. Delete “[Franz A.]”; add poem by Ewald Christian Kleist; trans. by C. J. P. Hervey. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330.

BentM 507a The Theatres, 8 (Dec. 1840), 640. Unidentified. [Omitted in Wellesley.]

BentM 508 Literary intelligence, 9 (Jan. 1841), [v-vi]. More accurately, this is ‘about short book reviews’ rather than being ‘short book reviews,’ as Wellesley describes it. This unnumbered page was often discarded before the volume was bound. [12/07]

BentM 511 My grand tour, 9 (Jan. 1841), 40-48. Delete John Murray perhaps 1808-1892. By John Fisher Murray. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 320

BentM 525 Bentley's Miscellany Volume 9 (February 1841) Add: "The three Ravens" was reprinted in The United States Democratic Review in 1856 as "The three Crows" by Abel Black. Abel Black might be the name of the author, but it could equally well be a pseudonym, the name of a plagiarist, or a name placeholder inserted by an editor or publisher. [2013]

BentM 526. Irish superstitions. 9 (Feb. 1841), 188-196. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; see Part B below. [8/06]

BentM 53la On Galatea, by Lessing, 9 March 1841), 271. Transl. by C. J. V. Hervey. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330.

BentM 573a The stage-coachman’s lament, 10 (July 1841), 97. George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 583 An incident of travel, 10 (Aug. 1841), 198-200. Charles J. V. Harvey. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 146.

BentM 596a The enthusiast at the Pyramids, 10 (Oct. 1841), 376. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 605a Leave-taking lines on Vauxhall, 10 (Nov. 1841), 488. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 613a The philosopher in London, 10 (Dec. 1841), 560. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 655 Aunt Sarah’s Ghost. 11 (Mar 1842), 294-300. Add: John Ross Dix? Reprinted in Ballou’s Monthly Magazine (Feb 1892) as by John Ross Dix. Dix, born in 1811, wrote in England and America and was active in the 1840s. [3/14]

BentM 666 A passage in the life of Mr. Nosebody, 11 (Apr. 1842). 378-383. J. Y. Akerman. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 146 [last word should read “contributions”].B

BentM 674. Gubbawn Seare, the Irish mason. 11 (Apr. 1842), 443-452. Replace present attribution with P. Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). Evidence for no. 346; see Part B below.

BentM 721a To Phillis. (From the French.), 12 (Aug. 1842), 216. s/ H.W.H. Henry W. Haynes, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 751a The two gate-keepers, 12 (Oct. 1842), 442. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 758 A monumental pic-nic, 12 (Nov. 1842). 491-493. s/ J. Shallabala. Albert Smith. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 362.

BentM 765 The philosophy of fighting, 12 (Nov. 1842). 544-551. S/ "Edited and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill." Delete C. R. Forrester; add A. H. Forrester. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 362.

BentM 767a The mask of mischief, 12 (Dec. 1842), 581. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 777 The philosophy of sleep, 12 (Dec. 1842), 641-650. Delete C. R. Forrester; add A. H. Forrester. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 362.

BentM 786 The Galanti-show …, 13 (Jan. 1843), 63-70. Yes, text by William Martin; delete suggestion that he did the illustrations, which are by Alfred Henry Forrester. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331.

BentM 789 Figures for the million, 13 (Jan. 1843), 87-94. s/ A Cypher. In spite of the reprint, add “prob.” after Percival Leigh’s name and “possibly William Martin.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 331-332

BentM 810 Anecdotes of the Peninsular War, 13 (March 1843), 268-275. See EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 332, for argument that “Rifleman Harris” (“Mr. Harris” in the Bentley Receipts, BL Add.Ms. 46,651/102) was co-author of this and all later instalments: #s 851, 877, 1013, 1055, 1100, 1163. Expand that to: Benjamin Randell Harris, “as told to” Henry Curling. Not John Harris, as some editors of reprints have claimed. See Part B for evidence. [12/04]

BentM 840 Original letters of Southey [ to Sir Egerton Brydges, not Bridges].

BentM 855 Desultory dottings on drink, 14 (Aug. 1843), 129-134. William Fraser c.1805-1852, not William Fraser 1817-1879. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 147.

BentM 861a The marriage of Belphegor. A poem. Canto I, 14 (Aug. 1843), 197-208. s/ G. DeLys. George Nugent Baron Nugent. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 352.

BentM 864 Where is truth?, 14 (Sept. 1843), 238-240. Francis Paul Palmer. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 362.

BentM 879 Regular habits. 14 (Oct. 1843), 393-400. Dr. Charles Julius Roberts. L. Browning,VPR 23:60-64.

BentM 886 A Fleet marriage, 14 (Nov. 1843), 463-465. Add upper case. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 147.

BentM 891a The marriage of Belphegor. A poem. Canto II, 14 (Nov. 1843), 516-524. s/ G. DeLys. George Nugent Baron Nugent. See #861a.

BentM 899a The marriage of Belphegor. A poem. Canto III, 14 (Dec. 1843), 608-617. s/ G. DeLys. George Nugent Baron Nugent. See #861a.

BentM 910 The servant-of-all-work, 15 (Jan. 1844), 91-94. C. R. Forrester. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 320.

BentM 913 The divan (No. 1), 15 (Jan. 1844), 105-112. Albert Smith and John Oxenford. “Divans” appeared monthly through May 1844 (924, 936, 946, 956), all perhaps by Smith and Oxenford. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 320

BentM 924 The divan (No. ii), 15 (Feb. 1844), 211-218. Albert Smith, perhaps with unidentified collaborators. To my comments on the first in this series, #913, in VPR 30 (1997), 320, showing that Smith was a co-author of that, add: In an undated letter to Bentley, evidently written late Jan. 1844 (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois), Smith refers to “The divan” and “The Scattergood family,” both of which began in the Jan. issue, as ongoing features which he is writing. He sends a “squib” for Bentley to use; all the installments of “The divan” can be described as collections of squibs. One of those here takes the form of a letter “To the Gentlemen of the Divan” (217), suggesting that these items continue to be collaborations, as #913 was. Also attribute to Smith, possibly with collaborators, Nos. iii – v, #s 936, 946, 956. [12/04]

BentM 926 The Eve of St. Andrew, 15 (March 1844), 235-248. Delete Lewis Brown; add Rev. Richard Lewis Browne. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 332

BentM 942a Meditations at a kitchen window, by a hungry poet, 15 (Apr. 1844), 384-385. W. F. Deacon. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 332

BentM 950 Indian luxuries, 15 (May 1844), 469-470. Delete “I. H. Hocgruder”; add J. H. Stocqueler [Siddons]. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 147.

BentM 977 Title should read My great uncle, not Mr great uncle.

BentM 1019 Three gay deceivers, 16 (Dec. 1844), 545-555. Delete Lewis Brown. Add Rev. Richard Lewis Browne. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 332-333.

BentM 1023 The bull in the china shop …, 16 (Dec. 1844), 591-595. Dudley Costello. For stronger evidence, see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 362.

BentM 1039 The Carlists at Bayonne, 17 (Feb. 1845), 125-126.

BentM 1040 A Spanish sutler, 17 (Feb. 1845), 127-128.

BentM 1041 Sketches of Spanish warfare, 17 (Feb. 1845), 134-137. All three are by Frederick Hardman, yes, but at #1039 delete everything after the bold-faced name. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 333.

BentM 1043 Crockford and Crockford’s (Part I), 17 (Feb. 1845), 142-155. Delete G. S. Fisher. Add George Thomas Fisher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 320.

BentM 1053 Crockford and Crockford’s (Part II), 17 (March 1845), 252-254. Delete G. S. Fisher. Add George Thomas Fisher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 321.

BentM 1066a Lays and Ballads from English History, 17 (Apr. 1845), 400. Brief review, not in Wellesley. Unidentified.

BentM1067 The Halifax murder. A tale of the colonies, 17 (Apr. 1845), 401-412. s/ An Infantry Officer. Dudley Costello. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 362.

BentM 1075 Early Years of a Veteran, 17 (May 1845), 483-489. Delete attribution of translation to Robert R. Higgins. Add Unidentified translator lived on Continent, communicated with Bentley through R. R. Higgins. Make same change in #s 1087, 1097, 1113, 1116, 1143, 157, 1160. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 187.

BentM 1077 Outpourings [on drama], 17 (May 1845). 505-513. s/ D. Canter. William Leman Rede, prob. Also #s 1095, 1105, 1120, 1131, 1137, 1165, 1179, 1186, 1197. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 352-355.

BentM 1083 The plum-pudding, 17 (June 1845), 553-556. Delete Joseph Hoare (1814- 1886). Add Sir Joseph Wallis Hoare (1775-1852). EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 333.

BentM 1086 St. Silvester’s night, 17 (June 1845), 577-585. InsertTranslated by” before Isabella F. Romer’s name. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 321.

BentM 1123 The opal set, 18 (Sept. 1845), 198-309. For Lewis Brown substitute Rev. Richard Lewis Browne. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334.

BentM 1126 Gaming, gaming-houses, and gamesters … (Part I), 18 (Oct. 1845), 333-340. Delete G. S. Fisher. Add George Thomas Fisher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 321. Same change at Pts. 2-7, #s 1141, 1153, 1162, 1173, 1189, 1200.

BentM 1145 Samuel Russell [an actor], 18 (Nov. 1845), 523-524. William Leman Rede, prob. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 354.

BentM 1146 A leaf out of my book, 18 (Nov. 1845), 525-528. Delete Lewis Brown; add Rev. Richard Lewis Browne. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334.

BentM 1163a Monkish Ballads. The Jolly Miller and Jack and Gill, 19 (Jan. 1846), 57. After a few lines of (mock?) Latin verse, Eng. prose spoofing antiquarian scholars.

BentM 1166 Quacks and quackery, 19 (Jan. 1846), 78-86. Delete erroneous description of Receipts 51/103. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334.

BentM 1175 Grimaldi, 19 (Feb. 1846), 160-161. s/ A.C. A. H. Forrester (“Alfred Crowquill”). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 1175.

BentM 1175a The love token, 19 (Feb. 1846), 161. s/ E.M.S. Elizabeth Margaret Stewart, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334

BentM 1180 Tipperary Hall (No. 1), 19 (Feb. 1846), 186-203. For addional evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334.

BentM 1196a Nothing at all!, 19 (Apr. 1846), 369. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334

BentM 1201 Popular zoology (Nos. II-III), 19 (Apr. 1846), 404-412. Wellesley identifies only No. II, “An appendix of gents.” No. III, pp. 407-412, is “The ballet girl.” Both are by Albert Smith. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 1175.

BentM 1211 Liston, 19 (May 1846), 509-511. Delete William West, 1796?-1888; add William West, 1770-1854. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334-335.

BentM 1216 Tattersall and Tattersall’s …, 19 (June 1846), 564-573. Delete G. S. Fisher. Add George Thomas Fisher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 321

BentM 1244 A First Evening in Naples, 20 (Aug. 1846), 199-202. Delete attribution to George Croly. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 187.

BentM 1245 La festa di Santa Brigida, 20 (Aug. 1846), 202-208. Delete attribution to George Croly. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 187.

BentM 1256 Doncaster … (Part I), 20 (Sept. 1846), 288-296. Delete G. S. Fisher. Add George Thomas Fisher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322 Same change in Pts. 2-4, #s 1269, 1278, and 1294.

BentM 1257 Scenes of Italian life, 20 (Sept. 1846), 297-304. Delete attribution to George Croly. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 187.

BentM 1262 The Corso of Naples, 20 (Oct. 1846), 333-350. Delete attribution to George Croly. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 187-8.

BentM 1264a An invalid’s reverie, 20 (Oct. 1846), 369. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 334

BentM 1265 Scenes and adventures at the spa of Pyrmont, 20 (Oct. 1846), 370-384. Description of evidence is inexact; see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 335.

BentM 1280a Railway dactyls, 20 (Nov. 1846), 508. s/ By a Traveller, G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 335

BentM 1281 Taking the veil, 20 (Nov. 1846), 509-523. Delete attribution to George Croly. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188.

BentM 1286 Long Jim, 20 (Dec. 1846), 559-565. Vol. 4 gives author as M. D. Strang; vol. 5 as M. B Strang; Bentley archives and their index give no middle initial. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188.

BentM 1302 The Broken Vow, 21 (Jan. 1847), 51-61. Correct author’s name: Isabella F[rances] Romer. “Mrs.” was a courtesy title. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322.

BentM 1360. Charlotte Corday …, 21 (June 1847), 570-585, transl Charles Cocks. Receipts 5l gives name in full.

BentM 1361 Facts and fallacies [on Chambers’s Vestiges], 21 (June 1847), 586-595. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1369a She sang so sweetly, 22 (July 1847), 25. Edward Bradley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1403 Sketch of personal adventures during a trip overland from Sydney to Port Phillip, 22 (Oct. 1847), 343-353. Delete J.F.D. Byrne; add Joseph Charles Byrne. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 335.

BentM 1407a The wanton sun-beam, 22 (Oct. 1847), 404. Edward Bradley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1412 Ass-ass-ination, 22 (Nov. 1847) 429-433. Delete last sentence of evidence. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 335.

BentM 1421a Lilla’s blushes, 22 (Dec. 1847), 536. s/ D.B. Henrietta Euphemia Tindal. Her son, Charles H. Tindal, republished her verse, which had ‘appeared at various times in Bentley’s Miscellany & other leading magazines’ (to [George] Bentley, 16 July 1879 [Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois, reel 53]). ‘D.B.’ were the initials of her pen-name, ‘Diana Butler’ (see ODNB). [8/06]

BentM 1439 Visit to His Highness Rajah Brooke at Saràwak, 23 (Jan. 1848), 65-72. Signed McQuhae, not McQuahe. As McQuahe in vol. 4 Pt. B and in vol. 5. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322

BentM 1444 A visit to the “haunt” of a poetess, 23 (Jan. 1848), 102-110. Correct author’s last name: Walond, not Walrond. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 335-336

BentM 1456 Difficulties in a tour to Wiesbaden, 23 (Feb. 1848), 185-191. Walond, not Walrond. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1475 King Mob, 23 (Apr. 1848), 325-336. Correct author’s name: Isabella F. Romer. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322.

BentM 1511a The German’s fatherland, 23 (June 1848), 634-635. Unacknowledged trans. from Ernst Moritz Arndt. Trans. s/ W., prob. M. Wyse. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336

BentM 1512b The Danish seaman’s song; from the Danish, 23 (June 1848), 640. Trans. M. Wyse, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1526 The Jesuits …, 24 (July 1848), 91-96. s/ Ormero Le Watte. Delete present entry. Add G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1565b The German heart, 24 (Oct. 1848), 397. Trans. M. Wyse, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1574 Charles the Fifth …, 24 (Nov. 1848), 460-471. s/ Chirurgus. William White Cooper. For confirming evidence see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1579 The Fairfax manuscripts [ed. Robt. Bell], 24 (Nov. 1848), 498-504. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1579a Little Gunter, 24 (Nov. 1848), 504. Trans. M. Wyse, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1590a The Dane and his king, 24 (Dec. 1848), 581. Trans. M. Wyse, prob. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1606a The rambles of death: from the German. 25 (Jan 1849), 47-48. Trans. Signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. This poem was published under the pseudonym Eta Mawr in Colling’s Far and Near: or, Translations and Originals (London: Saunders & Otley, 1856). [3/14]

BentM 1618. The Roué's Choice, 25 (Feb. 1849), 142-147. By a female friend of Elliott Warburton. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188.

BentM 1628. Popular books of the month, 25 (Feb. 1849), 204-216. Pages 204-207, Bryant’s What I saw in California in 1846 and 1847, by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 363.

BentM 1633 A [not “The”] cruise in a slaver, 25 (March 1849), 256-266. s/ Cuach. William White Cooper. For confirmation, see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364.

BentM 1637a Agnes – a ballad: from the German of Count [Leopold] Stolberg. 25 (March 1849), 314. Trans. Signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1637 Merlyn Manor, 25 (March 1849), 304-313. By a female friend of Elliott Warburton. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188.

BentM 1638. Popular books of the month, 25 (March 1849), 315-326. Pages 315-318, Mackay’s The Western World; and 323-326, Fairholt’s Remarkable and eccentric characters; Hunt’s A book for a corner; [Savage’s] My uncle the curate, all by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364.

BentM 1649 The opening of the operas, 25 (Apr. 1849), 430-433. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364.

BentM 1650 Literature of the month, 25 (Apr. 1849), 436-448. Pages 436-439, Layard’s Nineveh and its remains, by G. R. Boissier; pages 443-446, Mr. Froude and ‘the nemesis of faith,’ by Erskine Neale (“C. F. Haldenby”); page 446, Martin’s The Undercliff of the Isle of Wight, by Robert Bell (1800-1867): Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364. Pages 439-441, Meliville’s Mardi, by J. A. St.John: EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 147.

BentM 1656a Night; from the German of Gustav Solling. 25 (May 1849), 507. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1657 The House of D'Espagnet, 25 May 1849), 508-510. Annie Bentley. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 147.

BentM 1657a To the Clouds; from the German of Gustav Solling. 25 (May 1849), 510. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1658a Spring; from the German of Prutz. 25 (May 1849), 518. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a.[3/14]

BentM 1661 Literature of the month, 25 (May 1849), 542-562. Pages 542-548, Cunningham’s History of the Sikhs, 555-561, Martineau’s History of England; and Parker’s Introductory lectures, by Robert Bell (1800-1867); pages 549-554, Milman ed., Works of Horace, and Poole’s History of ecclesiastical architecture in England by G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364.

BentM 1662a The winding sheet: a legend; from the German of Gustav Solling. 25 (Jun 1849), 581. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a.[3/14]

BentM 1670 The two victories [Alexander the Great and Lord Gough in India], 25 (June 1849), 640-642. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364.

BentM 1673 Literature of the month, 25 (June 1849), 650-676. Pages 659-666 (Eng. Civil War), add first initial: Rev. Dr. W. Elliott (VPR 34 [2001], 336). Pages 666-674, Pemberton’s Attributes of the soul, Curzon’s Visits to monasteries, Evans’s The first revelations, Vaughan’s and Kinsey’s sermons, Canning’s Apocalyptic sketches, Duncan’s Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica and Arthur’s Mission to the Mysore, and [W.S.’s] Shadows of the new creation, all by G. R. Boissier; pages 674-676, Street’s Frontenac, by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364.

BentM 1683 Lord Bacon in adversity and in retirement: his death, 26 (July 1849), 84-95. s/ Chirurgus. William White Cooper. See Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 364-65.

BentM 1684 Reminiscences of Madame Recamier, 26 (July 1849), 96-99. Delete "Kate Trevor"; add: Annie Bentley. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 147-8.

BentM 1685 Literature of the month, 26 (July 1849), 100-110. Pages 100-106, Warburton’s Memoirs of Prince Rupert and the Cavaliers, by G. R. Boissier; pages 106-109, Power’s New Zealand and Lyell’s U.S.A., both by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1695a The captive; from the German of Anastasius Grün. 26 (Aug 1849), 196. Poem by Anton Alexander, who used that pseudonym. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a.[3/14]

BentM 1696 Literature of the month, 26 (Aug. 1849), 197-216. Pages 200-206, Olshausen’s Commentary on New Testament, Forbes’s Physician’s holiday, Lynch’s Narrative of tU.S. expedition to River Jordan and Dead Sea, all by G. R. Boissier; pages 207-216, New novels, [Warburton’s] Conquest of Canada &c., both by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1706 The Irish Lochinvar, 26 (Sept. 1849), 289-301. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1710 The private correspondence of King George the Third and the Royal Family with Bishop Hurd from 1776-1805 (Part I), 26 (Oct. 1849), 325-338. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1712a The longest day; from the German of Wenzel. 26 (Oct 1849), 349. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1719 Literature of the month, 26 (Oct. 1849), 415-428. Pages 419-421, Bell’s Wayside pictures, and 425-426, Lower’s English surnames, both by G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1728a To a butterfly, 26 (Nov. 1849), 497. s/ By a householder. A. H. Forrester. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365

BentM 1731 The private correspondence of King George the Third … (Part II, concl.), 26 (Nov. 1849), 510-525. Robert Bell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1732 Literature of the month, 26 (Nov. 1849, 526-538. Pages 526-528, von Humboldt’s Aspects of nature, and 531-3, Murray’s Andalucia, by Robert Bell (1800-1867); pages 530-531, Joubert’s Ideas; 535-538, The marigold window; Werner’s Expedition to … sources of the White Nile; and Wyall’s Lachrymae ecclesiae, all by G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 365.

BentM 1736 Castles and mansions on the Medway and its tributary streams (No. I): Penshurst Place and Manor, 26 (Dec. 1849), 592-599. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1743 Literature of the month, 26 (Dec. 1849), 638-648. Bulwer Lytton’s The Caxtons, [Charlotte Brontë’s] Shirley, Personal recollections of … Lord Cloncurry; Selections from poems … of Bernard Barton; Horne’s Murder heroes; andPaddy’s leisure hours all by Robert Bell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366

BentM 1752 Literature: the press during the past year, 27 (Jan. 1850), 93-98. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366

BentM 1753 Literature of the month, 27 (Jan. 1850), 99-104. Page 99, The Nile boat, by G. R. Boissier; pages 99-104, Urquhart’s Pillars of Hercules, Wilde’s Beauties of the Boyne, Merimee’s History of Peter the Cruel, and Hobbes’s Picture collectors’ manual all by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366

BentM 1763a Dirge – to the memory of a beloved sister who died at the age of seventeen; from the German of Gustav Stolling. 27 (Mar 1850), 245. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1769 Literature of the month, 27 (March 1850), 304-318. Page 318, Francis’s History of the Bank of England, by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1770 The ladder of gold …. Article begins on p. 319, not 320.

BentM 1771a Morning in Spring; from the German of Gustav Stolling. 27 (Apr 1850), 357. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a.

BentM 1775 Women in the East, 27 (Apr. 1850), 379-384. Signed: An Oriental Traveller. By a friend of Lieut. Frederick Walpole. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1776 History of Spanish literature, 27 (Apr. 1850), 385-387. W. H. Prescott. For confirming evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 337.

BentM 1778a Sonetto: from the Italian of Benedetto Menzini. 27 (Apr 1850), 399. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1771a Morning in Spring; from the German of Gustav Stolling. 27 (Apr 1850), 357. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a.

BentM 1779 Our pen and ink gallery (No. I): Major Herbert Edwardes, 27 (Apr. 1850), 400-403. Add: text by Robert Bell. Only illustration is by Forrester. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366

BentM 1786a To the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, 27 (May 1850), 471 s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 337

BentM 1788 The Duke of Kent, 27 (May 1850), 478-480. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1793 The Free Church in Scotland, 27 (May 1850), 502-503. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1795 The genius of George Sand: the comedy of François le Champi, 27 (May 1850), 506-513. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1797 Inedited letters of celebrated persons (No. I): Horace Walpole, 27 (May 1850), 521-526. Delete “apparently” before “edited by Robert Bell, 1800-1867.” Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1798 Our pen and ink gallery (No. II): Mr. Sims Reeves, 27 (May 1850), 527-528. Add: text by Robert Bell (1800-1867); only illustration by Forrester. See #1779. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 366.

BentM 1799 Her Majesty’s Theatre [opera and ballet], 27 (May 1850), 528-531 [not 431].. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1802 Adventures …, 27 (June 1850), 567-573. Correct title of reprint to read Erin-go-Bragh. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322.

BentM 1803a The cup of life, 27 (June 1850), 581. s/ G.D. Delete George Daniel. Add George Dubourg. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 337

BentM 1808 Mahommedanism: its rise and present progress, 27 (June 1850), 597-599. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1810 Our pen and ink gallery (No. III): memoir of the Rev. George Cornelius Gorham, 27 (June 1850), 612-616. Delete entry; add: Text by Robert Bell (1800-1867), illustration by A. H. Forrester. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1811 The states of the [Roman] Church, 27 (June 1850), 616-618. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1814 The life of a Louisiana “swamp doctor” …, 27 (June 1850), 632-639. In last line delete “1843 or.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 337.

BentM 1815 A glance at the Royal Academy, 27 (June 1850), 640-644. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1817 A peep at Teneriffe, 28 (July 1850), 33-41. s/ The Author of “A Cruise in a Slaver” (#1633, q.v.). William White Cooper. For confirming evidence, see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1824a Our pen and ink gallery (No. IV): F.M. The Duke of Wellington, 28 (July 1850), 83. s/ Alfred Crowquill. A. H. Forrester. No text accompanies the illustration. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1844 The siege of Venice, 28 (Aug. 1850), 209-211. Qualify attribution to G. R. Boissier with “perhaps.” Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1846 Our pen and ink gallery (No. V): Lord Brougham, 28 (Aug. 1850), 215-217. Correct numbering. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1847 Literature, 28 (Aug. 1850), 218-220. Though Wellesley assigns the entire section to Robert Bell, he was responsible for only 3 of the 5 reviews here: pages 218-220, of Hort’s The secretary, Mrs. Bell Martin’s Julia Howard, and Yad Namuh (anon). The reviewers of Low’s The charities of London and Mayne Reid’s The Rifle Rangers, both page 220, remain unidentified. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367.

BentM 1848a The argosy of life; from the German of Eichendorff. 28 (Sep 1850), 252. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1855a Our pilgrim-land; from the German of Herwegh. 28 (Sep 1850), 306. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1858 Eight days of a royal exile [Louis Philippe], 28 (Sept. 1850), 320-332. … Introductory note s/ Ed. Delete attribution of note to Richard Bentley. Add: Intro. note by Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 367-368.

BentM 1860 Our pen and ink gallery (No. VI). 28 (Sept. 1850), 337-339. Correct numbering. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1862 A glance at a few recent novels, 28 (Sept. 1850), 342-346. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1874 Literature, 28 (Oct. 1850), 460. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1880 [A pilgrimage to] the land of my fathers [Palestine], 28 (Nov. 1850), 511-514. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1882 The pilgrim in India …, 28 (Nov. 1850), 520-522. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1883a The table of the inn; from the German of G. Pfitzer. 28 (Nov 1850), 526. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1888 Literature, 28 (Nov. 1850), 562-566. Pages 563-565, Travels in the interior of Brazil, by G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1891 A visit to Sterburgh Castle, 28 (Dec. 1850), 587-595. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1893 King Louis Philippe and his Civil List (Part II), 601-614. Like no. 1886, translated by William Jones. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322

BentM 1893a The bags of destiny: a fable; from the German. 28 (Dec 1850), 614. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1897 Frederic the Great and the Seven Years’ War, 28 (Dec. 1850), 636-639. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1900 The history and mystery of the glass-house, 28 (Dec. 1850), 659-675. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1901 The Sicilian Vespers, 28 (Dec. 1850), 675-676. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1902 New Year’s Day, 29 (Jan. 1851), 1-14. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1906 A tour through the Riesen-Gebirge …, 29 (Jan. 1851), 44-74. For corrected evidence, see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 337-338.

BentM 1908a New Year’s Hymn; from the German of Lavater. 29 (Jan 1851), 87. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1909 A trip from Bayonne, 29 (Jan. 1851), 88-95. Correct to read: Signed Lieut. L. G. F. March. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148.

BentM 1912 The press of 1850, 29 (Jan. 1851), 107-109. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 368.

BentM 1913 The court of Francis I., 29 (Jan. 1851), 109-110. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1915 The Baroness [not “Baronnes”] von Beck’s memoirs, 29 (Jan. 1851), 113-114. Robert Bell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1916 Robert Southey, 29 (Feb. 1851), 115-130. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1917 Pianist and patriot: a sketch, 29 (Feb. 1851), 131-153. For corrected evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 338.

BentM 1917b Emma and Eginard. A story of the days of Chrlemagne, 29 (Feb. 1851), 154-165. W. Knox Wigram. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 338

BentM 1922 Recollections of Archangel, 29 (Feb. 1851), 203-206. Delete Charles Tremollina; add Charles W. Mollina. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 338.

BentM 1926 Ceylon and the Singhalese, 29 (Feb. 1851), 224-232. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1927 The valley of Bunnoo, and the siege of Mooltan, 29 (March 1851), 233-247. Delete entry; add Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1927a The churchyard bride. An Irish legend, 29 (March 1851), 248-256. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1929a Raphael’s portrait painted by himself; from the Italian Giovan Battista Zappi. 29 (Mar 1851), 277. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1931 An extraordinary honeymoon, 29 (March 1851), 292. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1932 The Trip of 'the dilettanti' to Göttingen, 29 (March 1851), 293-299. Delete attribution to Dr. Joy. Add: James Whittle. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 338.

BentM 1936 The phenomena of the universe, 29 (March 1851), 329. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1937 Confessions of a rejected suitor, 29 (March 1851), 330-334. s/ A.W.C. Delete “prob.” Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1938 Lord Gough’s late victories in India, 29 (March 1851), 335-336. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1940 The wonders of the heavens, 29 (March 1851), 339. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1941 Literature, 29 (March 1851), 340-342. Page 340, Fergusson’s The palaces of Nineveh, by G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1942 Literary men of the last half century, 29 (Apr. 1851), 343-354. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1943 My volunteer troop in Kafirland, 29 (Apr. 1851), 355-360. A. W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1943a The spirit of the ocean. A airy legend, 29 (Apr. 1851), 361-370. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369

BentM 1950 An ice-hill party in Russia, 29 (Apr. 1851), 416-417. Delete Tremollina; add Charles W. Mollina. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 338.

BentM 1951 The execution of Fieschi, Morey, and Pepin, 29 (Apr. 1851), 418-423. Correct author’s last name: Walond, not Walrond. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1952 Scottish hospitalities at Christmas, 29 (Apr. 1851), 424-427. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1954 Dr. Achilli and the Inquisition--Dr. Townshend and the Pope, 29 (Apr. 1851), 439-442. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1956 Sketches in Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria, and the Hauraan, 29 (Apr. 1851), 445-446. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369.

BentM 1957 Literature, 29 (Apr. 1851), 447-452. Pages 447-448, Kingsley’s Yeast, by Robert Bell (1800-1867); pages 449-451, Gilfillan’s The Bards of the Bible, and page 452, Olshausen’s Biblical commentary …, both by G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 369-370.

BentM 1958 Joanna Baillie, 29 (May 1851), 453-457. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 1960 Opening of the opera season, 29 (May 1851), 458-460. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 1967 The “flash” attorney, 29 (May 1851), 509-512. Alfred W. Cole. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 338-339; Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370. [Replaced in some copies by “Capt. Blue Anchor” [Charles W. Williams], “Old Times.”]

BentM 1970 Red hair, 29 (May 1851), 532-537. Robert Ferguson (1817-1898). EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 339.

BentM 1970b The Baron of Hohenstein. A new legend of the Rhine, 29 (May 1851), 538-548. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370

BentM 1973 Literature, 29 (May 1851), 563-566. Pages 563-565, Antiquities of Richborough and Anecdotes of the aristocracy, by Henry Curling. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148.

BentM 1980 Inscriptions on the rocks of Sinai, 29 (June 1851), 634-636. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 1983 The Devonshire-House theatricals, 29 (June 1851), 660-667. Delete attribution. Add: Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 1984 Literature, 29 (June 1851), 668-676. Pages 671-672, Erskine Neale’s Earthly resting places of the just, G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 1985 London, Paris, and New York, 30 (July 1851), 1-15. For corrected evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 339.

BentM 1987a The ring; from the German of Anastasius Grün. 30 (Jul 1851), 32. Poem by Anton Alexander, who used that pseudonym. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1988 Reminiscences of La Plata, 30 (July 1851), 33-43. Delete Charles Middleton 1787-1854; add Charles Henry Middleton (born 1819). EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 339-340.

BentM 1988a Sermons in Trees; from the German of Anastasius Grün. 30 (Jul 1851), 43. Poem by Anton Alexander, who used that pseudonym. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 1993a The cobbler of Toledo. A legend of Castile, 30 (July 1851), 88-98. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370

BentM 1995 Something about earthquakes, 30 (July 1851), 107-110. Correct author’s last name: Walond, not Walrond. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 336.

BentM 1997 The Kaleidescope [sic], 30 (July 1851), 114. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 2002 My uncle’s will, 30 (Aug. 1851). 158-162. A. W. Cole. For better evidence, see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370.

BentM 2004a Sonnet; from the Italian of Lorenzo di Medici. 30 (Aug 1851), 183. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2016 Usury and usurers (Part I), 30 (Sept. 1851), 275-281. Expand attribution to: George Thomas Fisher; prob. with Francis Henry Fisher collab. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 322. Same for Pt. 2, #2026.

BentM 2017a The Arab maiden. A legend of the Crusades, 30 (Sept. 1851), 289-300. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 370

BentM 2018a Beauty and the dawn; from the German of Arndt. 30 (Sep 1851), 306. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2019 The Marquis de Favras, 307-327. Delete last 1 1/2 lines, beginning at “apparently,” and all reference to C. Graham. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 340.

BentM 2019a The eagle and the swan; from the German. 30 (Sep 1851), 328. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2022 A glance at Sark, 30 (Oct. 1851), 335-343. Delete attribution to Postans. Add: William White Cooper. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2033a The infant world: an allegory; from the German of Rückert. 30 (Nov 1851), 456. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2039a The majestic oak; from the German of Fülleborn. 30 (Nov 1851), 519. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2043 Rambles through Rome, 30 (Nov. 1851), 545-546. Prob. Lt. Col. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2044 Recent travellers in the East, 30 (Dec. 1851), 547-557. Delete attribution. Author unidentified. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 340.

BentM 2048 Miseries of a poetical genius [fiction], 30 (Dec. 1851), 572-577. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2048a Sonnet; from the Italian of Lorenzo di Medici. 30 (Dec 1851), 577. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2053 The festival of Santa Croce, 30 (Dec. 1851), 615-627. Countess Marianna Pisani. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2057 Memoir of the Right Honorable Thomas Babington Macaulay, 31 (Jan. 1852), 1-6. E. S. Creasy. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 340.

BentM 2062a The dewdrop; from the German of Rückert. 31 (Jan 1852), 51. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2062b Farewell to the Old Year!, 31 (Jan. 1852), 52. Margaret A. Burgoyne. Add to evidence: On 4 Dec. 1851 ‘Miss Burgoyne’ sent this, along with another, unnamed ‘small’ poem, to Bentley for the January Miscellany (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). [4/05]

BentM 2065 The pampas fired by the Indians, 31 (Jan. 1852), 70-79. Delete attribution. Add Joseph Charles Byrne. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 340.

BentM 2066 Italy in the fifteenth century, 31 (Jan. 1852), 80-81. G. R. Boissier. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2067 Sir Charles Napier and the unhappy valley, 31 (Jan. 1852), 82-88. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2074 How Mr. Robert Smithson assisted in the late coup d’état, 31 (Feb. 1852), 148-152.

BentM 2074a Liberty: a fable; from the Italian of G. Battista Catena. 31 (Feb 1852), 152. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2076 A literary gossip with Miss Mitford, 31 (Feb. 1852), 165-172. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2078 The dream-ladder, 31 (Feb. 1852, 185-196. Delete attribution. Add Frances (Mrs. Gilbert) Elliot, nee Dickinson. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-66.

BentM 2081 Traditions of Whig Cabinets, 31 (March 1852), 209-219. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2082 Amateur soldiering, 31 (March 1852), 220-224. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2084 Society in India, 31 (March 1852), 242-249. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2085 My three fiancées: a tale of disappointed love, 31 (March 1852), 250-257. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2088 Tours with old travellers, 31 (March 1852), 266-272. Andrew R. Scobie. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2090 A little mistake, 31 (March 1852), 281-288. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2091 Lives of John Stunning …; and of the Duke of Smith …, 31 (March, 1852), 289-293. For corrected evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 340-341.

BentM 2099 England and her historians, 31 (March 1852), 336-339. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 371.

BentM 2108 Cretins, and their benefactor, 31 (Apr. 1852), 405-412. William White Cooper. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2114 Better things [on Meliora; or, Better times to come], 31 (Apr. 1852), 460-464. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2115 Modern India, 31 (Apr. 1852), 465-473. J. W. Kaye Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2122 Revelations of a nervous man, 31 (May 1852), 535-544. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2122a The carrier pigeon, 31 (May 1852), 544. s/ A.W.C. A. W. Cole. Confirmed Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372

BentM 2123 What we know about Japan, 31 (May 1852), 545-552. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2128 Recent visit to Thebes, 31 (May 1852), 581-589. Bayard Taylor. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188.

BentM 2133 How I distinguished myself at Portsmouth, 31 (June 1852), 610-612. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2136 The midnight mass. 31 (June 1852), 629-638. Delete W. Wilkie Collins. This is a translation from the French done by a friend of Collins. Peters, N&Q June 1989 p.182, repr. VPR 23 (1990) 68.

BentM 2137 A first visit to the court of Queen Adelaide, 31 (June 1852), 639-644. Delete attribution. Add Frances Elliot, nee Dickinson. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-66.

BentM 2138 The last new London plague; or, a word about betting offices, 31 (June 1852), 645-651. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2141 Sworn at Highgate [oaths with a saving proviso], 31 (June 1852), 674-681. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2142 Paris in 1852, 31 (June 1852), 682-697. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2147 Paris in 1814 …. Correct pagination to read 9 - 14.

BentM 2149 Some notions of the Ancients, 32 (July 1852), 17-24. William White Cooper. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2152 The scrapes and escapes of Tom Baggs, 32 (July 1852), 48-56. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2153 A visit to the Blue and White Niles, 32 (July 1852), 57-76. Delete George W. Curtis. Add Bayard Taylor. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188.

BentM 2154 Jack Sepoy, 32 (July 1852), 77-88. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2166 Amateur demagogues …, 32 (Aug. 1852), 153-160. For corrected evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 341

BentM 2169 Three days at Napata, the ancient capital of Ethiopia, 32 (Aug. 1852), 185-192. Delete George W. Curtis. Add Bayard Taylor. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188

BentM 2170 A race for an heiress, 32 (Aug. 1852), 193-201. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2182 Canadian sketches, Canadian scenes (No. I), 32 (Sept. 1852), 300-309. Susannah Moodie. For confirmation see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2183 A family trip to the sea-side, 32 (Sept. 1852), 310-318. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2185 Writers and cadets, 32 (Sept. 1852), 328-336. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 372.

BentM 2190a Harmony of the Universe; from the Italian of Angelo Mazza. 32 (Oct 1852), 380. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2192 Princess Orsini, 32 (Aug. 1852), 396-398. For corrected evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 341

BentM 2193 The loves of a Chancery lawyer, 32 (Oct. 1852), 399-405. Percy Boyd. Delete Wellesley’s “prob.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 323; 34 (2001), 341.

BentM 2201 Lord Hardinge, 32 (Oct. 1852), 452-460. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2201a Sabbath stillness in the country; from the German of Sturm. 32 (Oct 1852), 460. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2202 How we talked about the Burmese War, 32 (Nov. 1852), 461-470. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2208 [Port] Wine and [port] wine-drinkers, 32 (Nov. 1852), 515-526. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2210 Out of town, 32 (Nov. 1852), 532-543. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2217 Esmond [by Thackeray] and Basil [by Wilkie Collins], 32 (Dec. 1852), 576-586. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2218a The heiress of Rhuddlan. A legend of Wales, 32 (Dec. 1852), 599-608. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373

BentM 2219 Adventures of a first season (chap. i), 32 (Dec. 1852), 609-618. Delete attribution. Add Frances Elliot, nee Dickinson. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-6

BentM 2226 How Great Britain estranged America, 32 (Dec. 1852), 681-683. E. S. Creasy. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 341.

BentM 2230a Faith; from the German of Jacobi. 33 (Jan 1853), 43. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2231 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Part I), 33 (Jan. 1853), 44-60. Lt. Col. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2231a The dragon-fly; from the German of Goethe. 60 (Jan 1853), 43. Trans. signed ETA. Add: Elizabeth Colling. See BentM 1606a. [3/14]

BentM 2232 “Who’s your friend?”--romance of the day, 33 (Jan. 1853), 61-68. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2233 The Countess of Lovelace, Ada Byron, 33 (Jan. 1853), 69-71. Louisa Stuart Costello. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2234 Society and letters in 1853, 33 (Jan. 1853), 72-85. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2236 “Those dear blacks” [English reaction to Uncle Tom’s Cabin], 33 (Jan. 1853), 92-101. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2243 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt. ii), 33 (Feb. 1853), 181-96. Lt. Col. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373

BentM 2245 Curiosities of cookery, 33 (Feb. 1853), 209-220. Delete attribution to Eliza Frances (Crawford) Green. Add: William Pinkerton. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2246 The sale of the Orleans collection, 33 (Feb. 1853), 221-225. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2248 Contemporary literature, 33 (Feb. 1853), 233-240. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2249 The priesthood and the press, 33 (Feb. 1853), 241-248. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 373.

BentM 2252 The sculptor of the Black Forest, 33 (March 1853), 281-289. Annie K. Bentley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2253 My New Year’s Eve, 33 (March 1853), 290-296. Edmund H. Yates. Signed. Add: Possibly revised by Albert R. Smith. Smith to Bentley, note dated "Egyptian Hall Saturday," accompanying a manuscript (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois): "This is very good. It is by Edmund Yates. Some alterations are required, which I will make, if you will let me have the proofs on Tuesday." This is Yates’s only article in BentM; Smith’s connection with the Egyptian Hall began in March 1852. [12/04]

BentM 2258 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt. iii), 33 (March 1853), 333-48. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374

BentM 2260 The Lewis--what is it?, 33 (March 1853), 359-364. W. H. Russell. For confirmation, see Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2261 Contemporary literature, 33 (March 1853), 366-370. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2264 Leaves from the sketch-book of an Australian squatter, 33 (Apr. 1853), 403-414. s/ A Native. Edward Micklethwaite Curr. EMC in Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2264a The doom of Cormac, 33 (Apr. 1853), 415-426. s/ W.A.S. Samuel Wilberforce. EMC in Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2265 The Tuileries till 1815, 33 (Apr. 1853), 427-435. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2266 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt .iv), 33 (Apr. 1853), 436-451. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374

BentM 2271 Contemporary literature, 33 (Apr. 1853), 484-492. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2273 The Tuileries after 1815, 33 (May 1853), 517-524. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2274 The weed, 33 (May 1853), 525-529. James Knox. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2280 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Part I), 33 (May 1853), 595-610. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2282 Sir Walter Gilbert and the Indian Army, 33 (June 1853), 627-632. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2284 Table-talk about Thomas Moore, 33 (June 1853), 643-660. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 374.

BentM 2286 Half a day in Ireland, 33 (June 1853), 669-685. s/ A Subaltern En Route. Godfrey Charles Mundy. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2288 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt. v), 33 (June 1853), 696-710. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375

BentM 2290 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Part II), 33 (June 1853), 720-728. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2291 Contemporary literature, 33 (June 1853), 729-736. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2296 Adventures of a first season (chap. ii), 34 (July 1853), 50-57. Delete attribution. Add Frances Elliot, nee Dickinson. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-6

BentM 2297 The crisis of my existence, 34 (July 1853), 58-64. s/ An Old Bachelor. Alfred W. Cole. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2301 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Pt. III), 34 (July 1853), 96-106. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2303 Contemporary literature, 34 (July 1853), 115-118. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2307 India and its administration, 34 (Aug. 1853), 157-164. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2309 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Part IV), 34 (Aug. 1853), 174-181. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2313 Lord Chesterfield, 34 (Aug. 1853), 222-224. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2316 Luther in China, 34 (Sept. 1853), 245-253. Prob. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2317a The weird man, 34 (Sept. 1853), 261-272. Samuel Wilberforce. EMC in Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2321 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Part V), 34 (Sept. 1853), 304-311. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2323 The crisis in affairs of the Lord of Misrule, 34 (Sept. 1853), 324-327. Mrs. Grenville Murray. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375. Prob. written at least in part by her husband, Eustace Clare Grenville Murray. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 381-382.

BentM 2323a The rooks, the ravens and the scarecrow. A fable, 34 (Sept. 1853), 328-329. G. C. Mundy. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 375.

BentM 2324 A gossip about laurels and laureates, 34 (Sept. 1853), 330-338. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2327 Camps and manoeuvres, 34 (Oct. 1853), 359-366. Delete attribution. Add: Prob. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2328 A gossip about new books, 34 (Oct. 1853), 367-374. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2328a The weird man (cont.), 34 (Oct. 1853), 375-382. Samuel Wilberforce. EMC in Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376

BentM 2329 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Part VI), 388-396. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2330 Journals and journal-keepers, 34 (Oct. 1853), 397-401. J. W. Kaye. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2335 Original anecdotes, social and political, collected during the last half century by a distinguished French authoress, 34 (Oct. 1853), 432-442. The French authoress remains unidentified; her anecdotes were prob. provided by Catherine Gore, perhaps edited by William Shoberl. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 341-342.

BentM 2337 London Homes, 34 (Oct. 1853), 452-454. J. W. Kaye. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 355.

BentM 2342 A journey from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s (Part VII, concl.), 34 (Nov. 1853), 506-518. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2344 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt.vi), 34 (Nov. 1853), 525-40. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376

BentM 2347 Campaigns of Turkey on the Danube, Pt. 1, 555-565. Prob. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2347a My Monkey Jacko. 34 (Nov 1853), 565-574. Add: Francis T. Buckland. Reprinted in Buckland’s Curiosities on Natural History (1858). [3/14]

These two articles belong in the Nov. 1853 issue of vol. 34, note in the Dec. issue where Wellesley puts them. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 342. Both of these belong to the Nov. 1853 issue, not Dec., where Wellesley puts them. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 342

BentM 2347b Campaigns of Turkey on the Danube (Part II), 34 (Dec. 1853), 575-584. Prob. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2348 St. Peter’s to St. Januarius’, 34 (Dec. 1853), 584-601. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2348a A Tyrolese legend, 34 (Dec. 1853), 602-604. Samuel Wilberforce. EMC in Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 376.

BentM 2354 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt.vii), 34 (Dec. 1853), 665-75. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2357 Arthur Arden, the medical student (chaps. i-iii), 35 (Jan. 1854), 24-38. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2358 St. Januarius’ to St. Constantius (Part I), 35 (Jan. 1854), 39-46. George John Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2359 A night with the peelers. Add William Howard Russell. Identified by Angus Reach's Freeman's Journal review of January 1854 BentM. (Information from Patrick Leary.) Correct numbering--not 2859. [2013]

BentM 2360 An Elizabethan Pepys [Robert Cary, Earl of Monmouth], 35 (Jan. 1854), 59-67. James Knox. Also correct typo: Monmouth, not Monmonth. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2362 The present Sultan [Abdul Medjid], 35 (Jan. 1854), 91-97. s/ A Diplomatist Resident at Constantinople. Mrs. Grenville Murray. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377. Prob. written at least in part by her husband, Eustace Clare Grenville Murray. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 381-382.

BentM 2366 St. Januarius’ to St. Constantius (Part II, concl.), 35 (Feb. 1854), 136-143. G. J. Cayley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2367 Arthur Arden … (chaps. iv-vi), 35 (Feb. 1854), 144-159. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2368 Campaign of the Turks on the Danube (Part III, concl.), 35 (Feb. 1854), 160-169. Prob. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2369 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt.viii), 35 (Feb. 1854), 170-87. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2374 Arthur Arden … (chaps.vii-viii), 35 (March 1854), 223-233. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2378 Scenes on the opening of the Houses of Parliament, 35 (March 1854), 288-300. Thomas Macknight. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2379 Constantinople, its supply and defence--with a glance at the Crimea, 35 (March 1854), 301-309. Prob. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2383 Adventures of a first season (chap. iii), 35 (Apr. 1854), 338-345. Delete attribution. Add Frances Elliot, nee Dickinson. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-6

BentM 2385 Arthur Arden … (chaps. ix-x), 35 (Apr. 1854), 351-358. A. P. Leak. And correct numbering--not 2285. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 377.

BentM 2386 The Baltic fleet, 35 (Apr. 1854), 359-368. s/ An Old Man o’War’s Man. Robert Postans. And correct numbering--not 2286. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378

BentM 2387 Random recollections of campaigns under the Duke of Wellington (Pt.ix), 35 (Apr. 1854), 369-76. Sir J. Stepney Cowell. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2389 Omer Pacha and the regeneration of Turkey, 35 (Apr. 1854), 384-392. Edward Fusco. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2394 How to deal with the Greeks, 35 (May 1854). 441-456. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2399 Adventures of a first season (chap. iv), 35 (May 1854), 496-507. Delete attribution. Add Frances Elliot, nee Dickinson. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-6

BentM 2401 Arthur Arden … (chap. xi), 35 (May 1854). 515-520. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2402 Parma and Monaco, 35 (May 1854). 521-524. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2408 Arthur Arden … (chap. xii), 35 (June 1854), 572-578. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2414 Our policy towards Prussia and Austria, 35 (June 1854), 625-638. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2416 The war and its aspects, 36 (July 1854), 1-16. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2421 Arthur Arden … (chap. xiii), 36 (July 1854), 59-66. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2428 The campaign against Russia and the negotiations pending, 36 (Aug. 1854), 107-122. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2433 Lamartine’s Historical Characters, 36 (Aug. 1854), 163-170. Robert Bell (1800-1867). Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2438 Sketches of religious life in the East, 36 (Aug. 1854), 195-204. Miss Annie K. Bentley. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2441 War and peace, 36 (Sept. 1854), 212-219. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2442 Spain and its prospects, 36 (Sept. 1854), 220-227. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2451 The Boulogne fêtes and the French emperor, 36 (Oct. 1854), 321-331. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

BentM 2454 Arthur Arden … (chap. xiv, concl.), 36 (Oct. 1854), 353-360. A. P. Leak. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 379.

BentM 2463 The campaign in the Crimea, 36 (Nov. 1854), 431-444. Eyre E. Crowe. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 379.

BentM 2468 Teresa Bandettini, the improvisatrice, 36 (Nov. 1854), 484-494. Countess Marianna Pisani. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 342

BentM 2535 A romance of Capel-Court, 37 (May 1855), 525-538. s/ L.W. Probably Sir Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall. Wraxall signed these initials to articles in Fraser’s in 1857 and in Temple Bar from 1862 to 1865. He had contributed 3 articles to BentM in 1851 and 1852, signing the first F.C.W. and leaving the next two unsigned; a few months after this tale he became a regular contributor, signing his articles ‘Lascelles Wraxall.’ This tale deals with gambling, the subject of several of Wraxall’s articles in BentM and the New Monthly. The titles of his first eight or more BentM articles follow a similar pattern: a or the something of or in such-and-such a place. [4/05]

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, Frankfurt, Germany. According to his obituary in The Geographical Journal, 41 (May 1913), 497-98, he had been a corresponding member of many Continental geographical societies. He was an ‘active member’ of the Royal Geographical Society for most of his life and never a member of the Geological Society. [12/07]

BentM 2868 A Day with the Brookside Harriers at Brighton. 43 (Jan 1858), 48-57. Add: Sir Richard Levinge. Reprinted in Sir Richard Levinge, A Day with the Brookside Harriers at Brighton (London: G. Routledge, 1858). [3/14]

BentM 2958 The Sexton’s Brother. 44 (Oct 1858), 377-384. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

BentM 3176 A visit to Charles Dickens by Hans Christian Andersen, 48 (Aug. 1860), 181-185. Delete entire attribution. Add Author unidentified. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 355-356.

BentM 3726 The Rival Yachtsmen; or who’ll win? – a tale of the SolentSea in 1865. 58 (Sep 1865), 221-253. Add: William Henry Giles Kingston. Reprinted in Kingston’s Yachting Tales (London: Hunt & Co., 1877). [3/14]

BentM 3734 The Chase of the Heiress: a yachtsman’s yarn. 58 (Oct 1865), 331-363. Add: William Henry Giles Kingston. See BentM 3726. [3/14]

BentM 3787 A fortnight's ride east of Jordan (Part I), 59 (May 1866), 481-490. Add: Mrs. Eustace Smith. An article by Jeremiah Augustus Johnson in the short-lived American periodical Hours at Home; a Popular Magazine Devoted to Religious and Useful Literature details a meeting with a Mr. and Mrs. Smith whose experiences dovetail with the details provided in this article and further articles in this series. We thank David Kennedy for discovering and analyzing this connection and allowing us to include these references in the Curran Index. [2013]

BentM 3795 A fortnight's ride east of Jordan (Part II), 59 (June 1866), 575-582. Add: Mrs. Eustace Smith. See BentM 3787. [2013]

BentM 3800 The six yachtsmen. 60 (Jul 1866), 1-27. Add: William Henry Giles Kingston. See BentM 3726. [3/14]

BentM 3804 A fortnight's ride east of Jordan (Part III, concl.), 60 (July 1866), 68-71. Add: Mrs. Eustace Smith. See BentM 3787. [2013]

BentM 3808 The Heiresses of Ballybrena: a yachtsman’s tale. 60 (Aug 1866). 111-139. Signed the author of “the six yachtsmen.” Add: William Henry Giles Kingston. See BentM 3726. [3/14]

BentM 3809 Notes of a ride from Hebron to Petra in the spring of 1865, 60 (August 1866), 140-148. Add: Mrs. Eustace Smith. See BentM 3787. [2013]

BentM 3815 The fair unknown: a yachting tale of August, 1866. 60 (Sep 1866), 221-248. Add: William Henry Giles Kingston. See BentM 3726. [3/14]

BentM 3900 Old Higson’s Will: a tale of Yachting life (Chaps i-vi), 62 (Aug 1867), 155-170. Add: William Henry Giles Kingston. See BentM 3726. [3/14]

BM: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Baldwin, Astley Henry. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Boteler, Miss Maria. Of Tonbridge Wells. Perhaps verse. EMC VPR 36 (2003), 361.

Campbell, Harriette, 1817-1841. The Literary Gazette, 13 March 1841, p.170 (copied by Gentleman’s Magazine, May 1841, p.544, and by the ODNB) claimed that ‘several’ of her ‘Legends of the Lochs and Glens’ appeared in BentM and that these were inspired by family summers in the Highlands and by her admiration ‘of the character and occupations of its inhabitants.’ No such articles appear in BentM, no other periodical with ‘Bentley’ in its title was published during or shortly after her lifetime, she does not appear in any of the indices to the Bentley Archives, and neither the British Library nor the National Library of Scotland records a book of this title. The NLS does list Tales about Wales; a catechism of Welsh history, by Harriette Campbell and edited by Capt. Basil Hall, 2nd edition published in Edinburgh in 1837. The subject seems unlikely for this Stirling woman; no one else mentions the work, not even the anonymous writer in The Literary Gazette, who provides many personal details and sounds in love with her. [4/05]

Darley, George, 1795-1846. Anne Ridler, in her notes to Selected Poems of George Darley (London: Merrion Press, 1979), 246, wrongly attributes to Darley poems signed ‘G. D.’; the ODNB expands this into a claim that Darley ‘contributed verse and short stories to Bentley’s Miscellany’ in the 1840s. ‘G. D.’ actually was George Dubourg, whose contributions are identified in Receipts in Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois; see Wellesley for the prose and, for the verse, EMC, VPR 32 (1999), 103-159. Nothing links Darley to BentM.[4/05]

Dibdin, Thomas John. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 351.

Fullerton, Lady Georgiana. Apparently an additional contribution 1838-early 1839. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328. [8/06]

Howitt, Mary Botham. Claimed ‘an article in the Miscellany’ (Receipts 51); none identified so far. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328. [8/06]

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). [12/07]

Rede, William Leman. An obituary notice in the Observer claimed that Rede had been 'a large contributor to the New Monthly, Bentley's, and other magazines' (undated clipping pasted into RLF case 1174, application for assistance made by Sarah Elizabeth, Rede's widow). Only Rede's contributions to NMM have been identified. Presumably 'Bentley's' is Bentley's Miscellany; both Bentley's Monthly Review and Bentley's Quarterly Review began publication several years after Rede's death. Nothing in BentM has yet been identified as by Rede. [2013]

Richardson, William. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 352.

Thornbury, George Walter. According to the ODNB, after 1851 Thornbury ‘became a regular contributor’ to several periodicals, including BentM. The percentage of unidentified authorship is particularly high after Ainsworth became proprietor/ editor near the end of 1854; many of these articles belong to the category that the ODNB identifies as Thornbury’s specialty, dealing ‘with geographical and topographical themes’ and reflecting extensive travels. However, his widow did not include BentM in a long list of periodicals to which Thornbury contributed (RLF case 2007), and it is impossible to say what he may have contributed. [4/05]

BENTLEY’S QUARTERLY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 2]

BQR 26 Mommsen’s History of Rome, 2 (Oct. 1859) 195-213. Delete attribution. Add: Albert Watson, with the assistance of Goldwin Smith. Goldwin Smith to George Bentley: “I was not the author of the article on Mommsen’s Rome. It had been arranged that I should write it but I was prevented by illness and it was written by the Revd. A. Watson of Brasenose College though to some extent in concert with me.” (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois; written from Oxford, where Goldwin Smith was Regius professor of modern history, 1858-66. Dated only “Oct. 25,” almost certainly 1860. Smith, by now recovered from the 1859 illness, declines to translate Mommsen’s book because of the pressure of other work. Since the eventual translation, by William Purdie Dickson, was published early in 1862, it must have been well in hand by late October 1861. Smith reviewed it in the Apr. 1862 Edinburgh Review, ER 2537.) Though Smith does not mention the periodical which published Watson’s review, it seems likely that George Bentley would have looked first for recent articles on Mommsen in a Bentley publication. The Bentley List which Wellesley cites was published over 30 years later, when Bentley may have forgotten the earlier change of plan; Smith’s nearly contemporary statement seems better evidence. [12/04]


BLACKWOOD’S MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 1]

Bk Introduction p.8, 2 The “last of the Noctes” appeared not in 1830 but in 1835.

¶ 3 William Blackwood, not John, died in 1834. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 290

p. 9, Editors: William Blackwood assumed editorial duties with the Oct. 1817 issue, which was vol. 2, no. 7, not vol. 1.

Bk 6 Letter from Sampson Steadfast, Esq. …, 15 (Jan. 1824), 58-65. Add a query after David Robinson’s name. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 356.

Bk 20 On “conciliation,” 15 (Feb. 1824), 183-187. s/ Timon. Delete suggested attribution to David Robinson. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 356.

Bk 81 The Devil’s Elixir, 16 (July 1824), 55-67. Add ? after Gillies’s name. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 290.

Bk 100 Noctes Ambrosianæ 16, 16 (Aug. 1824), 231-250. Add and unidentified collaborator (probably John Wilson). EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 290.

Bk 133 … Letter titled “M. Godefroy,” 17 (Apr. 1825), 414. s/ A.B. Prob. Alexander Blair. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 290.

Bk 160 New series of Sayings and Doings, 17 (Feb. 1825), 221-233. Add and unidentified collaborator. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 290.

Bk 167 The contemporary narrative of the death of Blanche of Bourbon …, 17 (March 1825), 328-329. Add translated (not merely “submitted”) by J. G. Lockhart. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 323.

Bk 176 Noctes Ambrosianæ 19, 17 (March 1825), 366-384. Add and J. G. Lockhart. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 290.

Bk 215 Mr. Blanco White’s evidence against the Catholics, 18 (Juy 1825), 102-118. J. G. Lockhart. Delete “?” thatWellesley 3:982 adds. Murray, SSL 9 (1972), 112

Bk 344 My transmogrifications, 20 (Aug. 1826 Pt. 1), 152-154. Mary Diana Dods. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 291.

Bk 419 Horae Germanicae (No. XXII): Ernest, Duke of Suabia; a tragedy, by Ludovic Uhland, 21 (Feb. 1827) 214-226. Delete attribution to Mary Margaret Busk; add Robert Pearse Gillies. Blackwood Acct. Bk., NLS 30,659, clearly identifies this as by “Mr Gillies.” See alsoVPR 28 (1995), 286.

Bk 436 Horæ Germanicæ no. 23: Werner’s Twenty-Fourth of February, 21 (Apr. 1827), 464-472. Add after Mary Margaret Busk: ?, or R. P. Gillies? or unidentified? EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 291.

Bk 445 Speech of His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the House of Lords …, 21 (May 1827), 625-626. Add: transcribed and provided by Sir H[erbert] Taylor and Mr. [James?] Browne. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 291.

Bk 507 Old usages: Mothering Sunday, 22 (Nov. 1827), 595-602. Christian Isobel Johnstone. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 291.

Bk 515a. Lettera secunda, spettante a certi punti musicali, indirizzata al Signore Cristoforo North, 22 (Dec. 1827) 722-723. George Farquhar Graham. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 286.

Bk 516 Day-dreams, 22 (Dec. 1827), 724-729. Christian Isobel Johnstone. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 291.

Bk 524 Notes of a journey in the kingdom of Kerry, 48-54. Del William Johnstone, replace with William Johnston. This author's names is spelled as "Johnstone" in Wellesley vols. 1 and 3, but corrected to "Johnston" in vol. 5. (See Part B below.) The correction should be noted for all of Johnston's dozens of Blackwood's articles; See Wellesley vol. 5 for a list.

Bk 588 Martin’s “Fall of Nineveh,” 24 (July 1828), 36-37. Delete “?”. George Croly. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 292.

Bk 625 The first play of the season, 24 (Nov. 1828), 557-560. Delete “?”. William Johnstone. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 292.

Bk 641 An old maid’s story, 24 (Dec. 1828 Pt. 2), 835-861. “Mrs. Mason” is prob. Catherine George Mason, formerly Ward. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 324.

Bk 685a Lines written at Warwick Castle, 25 (Apr. 1829), 489-497. Charles Badham (1780-1845). Over two-thirds of item is prose. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 292.

Bk 708 Noctes Ambrosianæ 44, 25 (June 1829), 787-803. Delete everything after last semi-colon. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 292.

Bk 748 [Intro. to] The Franciscan and the brotherhood …, 26 (Sept. 1829 pt. 2), 488-492. Delete “prob.” after William Hay. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 293.

Bk 1065 Calaspo, the republican, 31 (June 1832), 928-943. Add: or Francesco Moscati? EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 356-7.

Bk 1137 A short statement of the causes that have produced the late disturbances in the colony of Mauritius, 33 (Feb. 1833), 199-205. Add: Translation and additions by Mary Margaret Busk. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 287.

Bk 1153 Scottish landscape, 33 (Apr. 1833 Pt. 1), 512-526. Delete attribution to W. B. Scott. By an Edinburgh lawyer named W. Scott. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 293

Bk 1229 Reminiscences of Napoleon Bonaparte …, 35 (Jan. 1834), 48-55. Delete “Blackwood … 247);”. Acct. Bk. gives “Mrs.” EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 293.

Bk 1345 Noctes Ambrosianæ 71, 37 (Feb. 1835 Pt. 1), 254-286. John Wilson wrote almost all if not all of this. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 294.

Bk 1375 Note [to Hay’s Translations from the Greek], 656. John Wilson. For better evidence see EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 294.

Bk 1452 India, 803-808. Delete James Stanislaus Bell. Add George Hamilton Bell. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 294.

Bk 1509 “The Anglo-Norman trouvères” of the 12th and 13th centuries, 806-820. Hannah Lawrence. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 294.

Bk 1530 The Anglo-Norman trouvères of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, 278-292. Hannah Lawrence. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 295.

Bk 1593 Our two vases (No. i), 41 (April 1837) 429-448. Attribution of the article to John Wilson is correcton Wellesley’s terms but misleading; little here is by Wilson, who only edits a collection of verse, supplying prose links between poems. These include “Sappho,” 431, a transl. “by an Oxonian--who has given only his initials H.K., and they are not familiar to our eyes”; “On the Statue of Ariadne, at Frankfort,” 431-432, “by another Infant of Isis--J.A., whose name ‘well may we guess, but dare not tell’”; “Meleager on Spring,” 432, trans. by “W.S. … a Queen’s [Oxford] man, an accomplished scholar--and a conscientious curate at Castle Thorpe, Stoney Stratford, Bucks.”; several translations by Fitzjames Tucker Price: of Theocritus, 433-435, of Bion‘s The honey stealer, and Third Idyll, both 436, and of Moschus, “When Love to fly once took occasion,” 436-437; Bion’s Eros and Fowler, 435, trans. by Rev. Mordaunt Barnard, of Amwell, Hoddesdon, Herts.; Chryto and Thespis, 437-439, Summer evening in Herts. (composed many seasons ago.), 445*-446*, To an evening cloud raining in the distance, 446*, and A picture (in the dark monastic ages), 446* all “by our unknown friend Rusticus Quondam,” who apparently is John Eagles; [Homeric] Hymns to Venus, 440-441, and to Mars, 441, both by William John Blew, who signs himself W.E.L.B.; Glee for winter, 442, Song for a family party, 442-443, and A Christmas hymn, 444-*445, all by Alfred Domett [Diary 9, 151; repr. in AD’s Flotsam & Jetsam]; The portrait, 443, unidentified; Cowslip wine, 444, and Barley Wood, 444, both by H.T.; Sonnets (Who that has gazed; Art thou so soon forgotten?; She is not beautiful; Oft in Hesperian climes; Sisters, unmothered; To the Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Master of Trinity), *447-448*, s/ M. J. Chapman. [6/04]

Bk 1605 Hallam’s Introduction to the Literature of Europe During the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, 41 (May 1837), 614-622. Delete attribution; add: William H. Smith. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 295.

Bk 1660 Our two vases No. ii, 42 (October 1837) 548-572. As in #1593, John Wilson edits an anthology of verse by others, incl. Sonnets, 549-550, by M. J. Chapman; Sonnets written among the mountain scenery of Cumberland, 551-553, s/ R. W. H---- of Leeds, i.e., Richard Winter Hamilton; A view in the island of Tanna, 553-555, by Charlotte Hawkey; Midnight--Written at Bermuda, 555, “by Archdeacon Spencer, copied for us by a lady of rank”; The Martyr Student, 556, by J.T.C. of Brazen-nose; Song of Silenus, 556-557, by J.A. of Wadham College, Oxford; 3 Greek epigrams, 558, trans. William Hay; Thoughts of Youth and Manhood, 558-559, by Orielensis; The forest beauties Written in recollection of a sojourn in the backwoods of Upper Canada, in the winter of 1833 and 1834, at end “West Springs, Virginia, July, 1834,” and Fancy in a stage-coach. Written among the Alleghanies, 1834, pp.559-562, both by Alfred Domett; from Crystals from a Cavern, 562-572, all s/ Clio, by John Sterling. [6/04]

Bk 1688 New Years’ [sic in Wellesley] night, from the German, 43 (Feb. 1838), 167-187. Delete ‘Unidentified’ and, in next sentence, ‘prob.'" Add: The original story, ‘Das Abenteuer der Neujahrsnacht,’ was by Heinrich Zschokke; see Morgan and Hohlfeld 238. James White translated it into English. [4/05]

Bk 1711 Tomkins redivivus, 43 (May 1838), 565-588. George Moore and Charles Neaves. Delete Douglas Cheape? EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 296.

Bk 1732 Cory’s Ancient Fragments, &c., 44 (July 1838), 105-119. Delete “evidence.” Contributors and Acct. Bks. give I. Cullimore. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 296.

Bk 1762 Tieck, not “Tick,” on scientific principles, 44 (Nov. 1838), 612-623. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 357.

Bk 1763 Colonial Misgovernment, 44 (Nov. 1838), 624-637. Macleod Wylie. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 296.

Bk 1808 Volume 45, April 1839. Correct title to “Desultory dottings [not jottings] down upon dogs. [6/04]

Bk 1822 Prospectus of a history of our family, 45 (May 1839), 669-681. Miss J. Potter. Delete I. or.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 296.

Bk 1845 To the Protestants of Scotland, 46 (Aug. 1839), 177-193. Robert Forsyth. Delete purported Blackwood evidence. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 296.

Bk 1910 The nameless man, 47 (March 1840), 319-341. Delete J. F. Horry? or,” and question mark after S. C. Horry. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 296

Bk 2004 The speeches in Thucydides, 49 (Jan. 1841), 114-122. Robert Forsyth. Delete “evidence”; Blackwood reads “Mr.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 297.

Bk 2188a Poems and Ballads of Schiller. No. II, 52 (Oct. 1842), 446-456. Edward Bulwer-Lytton translated the poems and provided the note, p. 451. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 297. He also translated and provided notes and comments in nos. iii -viii, 2197a, 2207a, 2219a, 2227a, 2235a, 2246a.

Bk 2212 Lesurques; or, the victim of judicial error, 53 (Jan. 1843), 24-32. Though the attribution to G. H. Lewes may be correct, it needs careful re-examination. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 324.

Bk 2250a The Vigil of Venus. Transl. from the Latin, 53 (May 1843), 715-717. Prose intro. by the unidentified translator is as long as the translated verse. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 298.

Bk 2275c Letter to Christopher North, Esq., 54 (Aug. 1843), 263. R. H. Barham. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 298.

Bk 2303 On the best means of establishing a commercial intercourse between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, 54 (Nov. 1843), 658-671. A typographical error in Wellesley vol. 1, part A, gave Walton’s dates as 1784 - 1851; in part B and vol. 5 hsi date of death is given correctly as 1857. More recently the ODNB amends his dates to 1783/1784-1857. [8/06]

Bk 2511 The Scottish harvest, 58 (Dec. 1845), 769-784. Delete evidence; Blackwood gives Henry Stephens as co-author. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 298.

Bk 2580 The late and the present ministry, 60 (Aug. 1846), 249-260. W. E. Aytoun. Delete “?” (Wellesley 3:983). EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 298.

Bk 2620 Reflections suggested by the career of the late premier, 93-128. Delete “W. E. Aytoun?” (Wellesley 3:983). Add: Author unidentified. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 298-299

Bk 2677a Note in reference to an Article in our last number, and to Professor Wilson’s Letter to the Editor of the Edinburgh Evening Courant, dated 30th June. 62 (Aug. 1847), 258. Charles Neaves, George Moir, David Macbeth Moir, and John Blackwood. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 299.

Bk 2720 Switzerland and Italy, 63 (Jan. 1848), 98-105. Delete “C. David Badham?” (Wellesley 3:983). Add: H. Longueville Jones. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 299.

Bk 2874 The insurrection in Baden, 66 (Aug. 1849), 206-218. By a friend of Hardman. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 299.

Bk 2946 The great Protection meeting in London, 67 (June 1850), 738-782. Only pp. 738-745 (“Introductory Part”) are by W. E. Aytoun; author of pp. 746-782 (“Report of the Meeting”) is unidentified. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 299.

Bk 2956 Courtship in the time of James the First, 68 (Aug. 1850), 141-159. J. H, Marsden. Delete all evidence after "Blackwood." EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 299.

Bk 2998 British labour and foreign reciprocity, 69 (Jan. 1851), 112-130. Add and Lord John Manners. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 300.

Bk 3105 The commercial disasters of 1851, 71 (Apr. 1852). Change pages credited to G. B. Johnson to 473 - 490, excluding the “P.S.” EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 300

Bk 3105a Postscript [to #3105], 71 (Apr. 1852), 490-491. W. E. Aytoun. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 300.

Bk 3342 The Jew: A tale from the Russian, 76 (Dec. 1854), 691-696. Delete present grudging attribution, which does not even allow Hardman boldface. Replace with: Frederick Hardman. Blackwood. The sub-title identifies this as a translation or adaptation; it may be twice-removed from its unidentified original, since much Russian literature was still translated into English from German, occasionally French, versions. Hardman frequently translated German works, never Russian. Nothing in the story is Russian; its settings and characters all are from the Austrian Empire and the German states (the nationality of the narrator, Mr. Y., is not identified). It follows traditional story lines with an interesting twist: the crippled Jewish merchant turns out to be the strong, silent hero who wins the young, beautiful, talented German girl and even her parents’ blessing. Possibly Hardman’s inspiration was more German than Russian. He reviewed Eduard Jerrmann’s Unpolitische Bilder aus St. Petersburg in 1851 (Bk 3043) and translated the book in 1852 (Pictures from St.Petersburg, in 2 volumes); ‘The Jew’ resembles some of Jerrmann’s ‘pictures’ in style. Given German pronunciation, might the Mr. Y. who narrates ‘The Jew’ be Herr Jerrmann? [12/07]

Bk 3436 Simony and lay patronage …, 78 (Dec. 1855), 664-684. Bk. Acct. Bk. gives “The Revd H. M. Wilkins.” EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 300

Bk. 5594 Voyages in the P. and O.: reminiscences of an old fogey, 128 (Nov. 1880), 593-627. George Tomkyns Chesney. Finkelstein, VPR 26 (1993), 191-192

Bk. 5727a The Earl and the Doctor; or, the Chair and the Siege. A Fytte of UniversityReform, 131 (April. 1882) 522-530. Richard Claverhouse Jebb. Blackwood to Jebb, 15 and 21 March, 1 April 1882; Jebb papers, in private hands. Jebb’s piece intervened in the debates which followed the 1878 Royal Commission on the Universities of Scotland. The immediate stimulus was probably “On some defects in the educational organisation of Scotland,” Contemporary Review #1771 (41 [Jan. 1882], 142-59), by James Donaldson, Professor of Humanity (Latin) at Aberdeen. In footnotes to his satire, Jebb, since 1875 Professor of Greek at Glasgow, several times quotes both Donaldson’s article and his evidence to the Royal Commission. Jebb did not acknowledge authorship when he sent the poem to William Blackwood and insisted on strict anonymity when pressed to identify the author. Blackwood, pleased from the start with the poem, expressed “much pleasure to welcome you as a new Contributor to old Maga” and hoped “the Earl & the Doctor will not be your last & only appearance in Ebony”; however, nothing further in Blackwood’s has been identified as Jebb’s. (Dr. Christopher Stray, Hon. Research Fellow in Classics, University of Wales Swansea.) [6/04]

Bk. 6789 The insurrection in Mongolia, 151 (June 1892), 894-903. Alexander Michie. Delete “prob.” Finkelstein, VPR 26 (1993), 192.

Bk. 7141 Arab men and Arab horses, 157 (March 1895), 424-441. Delete entry. Major General William Tweedie. Finkelstein, VPR 26 (1993), 192.

Bk: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Chatfield, Edward. ODNB, following DNB, claims that he contributed to Bk. Nothing has been identified as his. [8/06]

Collins, Edward James Mortimer. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Dwyer, Francis Doyne. The claim by his daughter, Anna Dwyer, that her father had contributed “crucial articles” to Blackwood’s is not to be credited. Blackwood did publish several editions of Dwyer’s On seats and saddles, bits and bitting (1868, 1869, 1879), but there are no blanks in article identification after early 1868, when Blackwood & Sons said they first knew Dwyer (RLF archives). [6/04]

Meason, Ronald Laing. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Robertson, John Parish, c.1792-1843?, formerly S.American merchant. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Roscoe, Thomas. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Scargill, William Pitt. 1787-1836. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184;36 (2003), 361-2.

Stephens, Edward Bell. 1794-1844. Dubliner. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 362.

Vipan, Frederick John, 1819-1893. Venn says that this Vipan (a younger brother of the Vipan in Wellesley) ‘Lived latterly [after 1853, but exact dates unknown] in Dresden, writing for Blackwood and other periodicals.’ However, authorship of virtually all articles from 1824 on has been established on the basis of publisher’s records, and the two or three articles still unattributed seem unlikely to be Vipan’s. [12/07]

Woodward, Dr. Samuel Pickworth. 1821-1865. Naturalist and palaeontologist. According to Allibone’s, contributed to Bk. Neither ODNB nor his widow (RLF case 1681) identifies him as contributing here; ODNB does note that he ‘served as a critic and reviewer of scientific books for The Critic and other journals.’ [4/05]


BRITISH AND FOREIGN REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 3]

B&FR 27 The Poles and the Czar, 2 (January 1836) 65-89. Gilbert A. Young. More specific than the present evidence: at the annual general meeting of the London Literary Association of the Friends of Poland, 2 May 1840, Lord Dudley Stuart announced that they would reprint “an article, from the pen of Mr. G. A. Young, entitled the ‘Poles and the Czar,’ which was first published in the 3rd. No. of the British and Foreign Review, … with slight alterations, the author was kind enough to take the trouble of arranging it for the press” (Report of the Proceedings … 8 [London: M. Wyszynski & Co., 1840], 11). [6/04]

B&FR 36 Corn Laws, 2 (January 1836) 270-304. James Deacon Hume. Charles Badham, The life of James Deacon Hume, Secretary of the Board of Trade (London, 1859), 330. [6/04]

B&FR 47 Duties on timber; the colonies, 2 (April 1836) 623-653. Delete present attribution. Add James Deacon Hume. Badham 330; 199-234 repr. article. [6/04]

B&FR 147 Poems of Richard Monckton Milnes, 7 (Oct. 1838), 678-693. Delete entire attribution; add Henry Lushington. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 287.

B&FR 149. Manners and society in St.Petersburg, 8 (Jan. 1839), 33-63. W. M. Thackeray. Delete question mark. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 287.

B&FR 151 The Austrian Commercial Treaty, 8 (Jan. 1839), 95-134. Thomas Collins Banfield, prob. See Part B/Vol. 5 below for correct identification of the man whom Wellesley calls Thomas Charles Banfield. The same change should be made for all of Banfield’s later articles in B&FR: nos. 158, 168, 171, 177, 202, 212, 218, 229, 230, 232, 237, 239, 258, 260, 265, 281, 285, 295, 299, 301, 312, 321. EMC, VPR 36 (2003) 357.

B&FR 206 Medical reform, 11 (Sept. 1840), 210-224. Prob. Walter Cooper Dendy (1794-1871). EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 288.

B&FR 214 The present government of Russia: the Emperor Nicholas [and Poland], 11:22 (1840; published January 9, 1841) 543-591. Walerian Krasinski. Delete “prob.” At the annual general meeting of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland on 3 May 1841, Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart said that since the last general meeting in May 1840 articles by Mr. P. F. Zaleski (#209) and Count V. Krasinski had appeared in B&FR (Report of the Proceedings … 9:25). The implication is that these articles concerned Poland. [6/04]

B&FR 246 Oriental plague; quarantine laws, 13 (June 1842), 442-458. Prob. Walter Cooper Dendy. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 288.

B&FR Vol. 16, No. xxxi, was published, as next line says, in 1843, not 1884.

B&FR: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Chapman, Henry Samuel. Wellesley cites MWT, 10th ed., as identifying Chapman as a contributor to B&FR; however, #47, which Wellesley suggests may be by Chapman, was by James Deacon Hume (see above). What, then, did H. S. Chapman write? [6/04]

Gordon, Hunter. John Thomas Graves to Thomas Coates of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 21 Dec. 1841, wrote that Gordon ‘gave several articles some years ago to the British and Foreign Review.’ Gordon was a founding member of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland; B&FR began as an ‘offshoot’ of the Friends. No specific articles have been identified as Gordon’s. [12/07]


BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 4]

Possibly a BQR contributor:

Rands, William Brighty. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 352.


CALCUTTA REVIEW [Not in Wellesley]

Antonietta Consonni has made available to the Curran Index a list of contributors to the Calcutta Review , most from between 1844 and 1878, compiled from various appendices published by the paper as well as from a subject index published in 1974. We are most grateful for her contribution. [2013]


CONTEMPORARY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 1]

Editorship: See EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 342-343.

CR 257 Notices of books, 8 (Aug. 1868), 633-635. Remove “?” after attributions to William Brighty Rands of notices signed M.B. or B.W. here and in #s264, 271, 280, 288, 297, 313, 320, 328, 336, 344, 351, 359, 367, 375, 390, 397, 454. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 343.

CR 1132 Essays and notices, 29 (Apr. 1877), 944-962. Pages 951-953 by William Brighty Rands. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 343.

CR 1168 Neglected aspects of the drink question, 30 (Aug. 1877), 454-465. William Brighty Rands. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 343.

CR 1196 Professor Tyndall’s Birmingham address, 30 (Nov. 1877), 1001-1012. William Brighty Rands. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 343.

CR 1269 The Hintons: father and son, 32 (May 1878), 259-271. William Brighty Rands. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 343.

CR 1680 Some new philosophical views, 39 (Apr. 1881), 548-560. Delete attribution to Alexander Strahan. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 344.

CR 4291 A progressive Viceroy [on Lord Curzon], 78 (Aug. 1900), 281-289. Signed 'Calcutta.' Sara Jeannette Duncan (Mrs. Everard C. Cotes). Attrib. ODNB. [2013]

CR: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

CR 1743 England and America over the President’s grave, 40 (Oct. 1881), 673-682. Delete attribution to Alexander Strahan. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 344.

Faussett, Thomas Godfrey Godfrey-. According to ODNB, he contributed. [4/05]

Gray, Maria Georgina (Shirreff). According to ODNB, she contributed. [4/05]


CORNHILL MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 1]

CM 538 A convict’s views of penal discipline, 10 (Dec. 1864), 722-733. Thomas, VPR 27 (1994), 324-325, suggests that article is actually by Susannah Roe’s husband, James Roe (see CM 664). He was transported for forgery, undoubtedly was the source of information; however, argument needs to be clearer.

CM 1835 The siege of Ghuznee; an episode of the first Afghan War, 41 (Feb. 1880), 201-221. Delete present attribution. Add: Major-Gen. Charles Harris; appropriated, edited, and submitted by Charles Boswell Norman. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 344.

CM 3416 Panics and prices, 77 o.s.; 4, 3rd s. (June 1898), 757-768. Author unidentified. Signed 'George Yard,' undoubtedly a pseudonym, the name not of a person but of a place. Given the subject of the article, the likeliest George Yard in London is off Lombard Street. [8/06]


DUBLIN REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 2]

P. 19: Proprietors Alter dates for Michael Joseph Quin [see Wellesley 5:922]: May - Dec. 1836. Daniel O’Connell: May 1836 - March 1847; delete “?.” Nicholas Wiseman: May 1836 - May 1862. Altholz, VPR 23 (1990), 54-6

DR 280 Education of the working classes, 14 (Feb. 1843), 141-177. Wellesley assigns this article to Jellinger Cookson Symons on strong evidence—letters from Symons to Bagshawe, the editor. However, James Johnston Auchmuty’s Sir Thomas Wyse 1791-1862 (London: P. S. King, 1939), 306, attributes the article to Sir Thomas Wyse. Auchmuty bases his book on archival sources, including correspondence and other materials still in family possession. He is particularly cautious in identifying Wyse’s anonymously published articles, noting that 'Other anonymous articles presumed to be by Wyse are not included for want of definite evidence of authorship.' Both Symons and Wyse were writing in the early 1840s on education in Britain. Though Auchmuty carefully identifies the article by work reviewed and volume, issue, article, and page numbers of the review, perhaps he confused this with the earlier DR 23, ‘Education in England,’ 2 (Dec. 1836), 1-35, which Wellesley assigns to Wyse on the authority of both Bagshawe and Wiseman. One possible explanation of the DR 280 confusion is a stretch. Wellesley notes that Symons objected that the last paragraph of DR 280 was not his; while Wyse might have been asked to edit an article by Symons, one would expect the careful Auchmuty to note his limited contribution. Wyse was a Roman Catholic; Symons, an Anglican opposed to both Anglo- and Roman-Catholicism, apparently did not contribute any other article to DR.. [8/06]


DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 4]

Editors. Delete John Bennett as sub-editor in 1864. Add Bennett as sub-editor during the editorship of Charles F. Adams, July 1869 - May 1873. Delete (p.207) “probably” from identification of Bennett as husband of Mary S. Bennett. Change Bennett’s date of birth from 1815/1816 to 1815. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 344-345.

DUM 803 Our portrait gallery (No. I): introduction, 14 (October 1839) 394-395. Delete attribution to Isaac Butt, who ceased to be editor with the Nov. 1838 issue--pointed out by Wayne Hall, “Attribution problems: the Wellesley Index vs. the Dublin University Magazine,” Long Room 36 (1991), 32-33. As Wellesley itself notes at DUM 60, the initials A.P. (= Anthony Poplar) were used from the beginning by DUM’s editors. Add James M’Glashan, who served as editor Dec. 1838 through March 1842. [Hall 29-33 also questions Wellesley’s reliability when attributing articles on internal evidence to Samuel O’Sullivan, Mortimer O’Sullivan, and Isaac Butt.] [6/04]

DUM 818 Lake’s Poems, 14 (Nov. 1839), 536-543. Digby P. Starkey. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 345.

DUM 1020 Tom Moore and Anacreon (No. I), 18 (Aug. 1841), 141-151. Intro. letter s/ B.J.M. Delete entry; add: Michael Joseph Barry, prob. Make same changes in No. II, DUM #1091. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 345.

DUM 1333 Southey and his poems, 23 (April 1844) 458-469. While this may be by Michael Vicary, Wellesley’s misquotation of evidence raises doubts. In his RLF application Vicary claimed “Poetical Articles--during the editorship of Charles Lever--but the Magazines I have not in my possession.” First, plural, not singular. Second, at this time contributors often referred to poems as “articles,” even without the modifying “poetical.” DUM frequently published verse. Vicary published a collection, Pencillings in Poetry, in 1857; this should be checked against DUM verse published between 1842 and 1845. Wellesley’s description of Vicary as a “Protestant minister” is slightly misleading; he was a clergyman of the Church of Ireland--the Anglican church established in Ireland. [6/04]

DUM 1552 Borneo--Captain Keppel and Mr. Brooke, 27 (Apr. 1846), 387-405. Delete Horace S. R. St.John. Add: Prob. either James Augustus St.John or Spenser Buckingham St.John. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 288.

DUM 1581 Sketches of Burschen life, 28 (July 1846), 54-67. For improved evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 345.

DUM 1779 English adventure in Borneo, 31 (May 1848) 647-661. Delete definite and exclusive attribution toHorace S. R. St.John. Add: Prob. by one or more St.John: Horace S. R., Spenser Buckingham, and James Augustus are all possible here. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 288.

DUM 1996 Scholastics of Kerry, in the good ould time, 35 (May 1850), 589-597. Philip Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). s/ P. McTeague, the pseudonym of the father, not of his son, Capt. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876). See Part B below.

DUM 3894 Dreams, omens, and predictions, 67 (May 1866), 506-522. Alexander H. Grant. Add before present evidence: In his application for RLF assistance, 2 July 1907 (case 2756), Grant claimed ‘Ethics of Dreams’ in DUM; he dated his contributions to DUM as ‘1870’ but since by 1907 he had no copies of his articles, he often gave inexact dates. Also delete section of present evidence after lastl semi-colon. [8/06]

As noted above, Wayne Hall has taken Wellesley to task for excessive attribution on slender purported internal evidence. I suggest that we look critically at more of Wellesley’s attributions of authorship in DUM. As a beginning, consider the following dozen items:

2414 The early continental campaigns of the British army in 1793-4, and the true causes of failure, 43 (Jan. 1854), 115-126. 2424 The Eastern question, 43 (March 1854), 253-266.
2433 The War, 43 (Apr. 1854), 379-392.
2448 The Eastern question, 43 (May 1854), 624-634.
2457 The War, 44 (July 1854), 1-10.
2473 The wars of Russia and Turkey, 44 (Aug. 1854), 194-203.
2524
How shall we deal with the [Crimean] War, 45 (Jan. 1855), 103-110.
2598
The plan of the War, 46 (Oct. 1855), 383-396.2625 A sweep of the political horizon, 46 (Dec. 1855), 741-752.
2741
The Second Congress and the Principalities, 49 (Jan. 1857), 3-16.
2760 Continental complications, 49 (Feb. 1857), 246-256.
4083
The science of war, 71 (May 1868), 483-502.

For all twelve articles just listed, delete Francis Doyne Dwyer. Add: Author not identified. These articles are not included in the three detailed lists of articles provided by Dwyer and his widow to the Royal Literary Fund, the first two by Dwyer in 1869 and 1872 and the last by his widow in 1881. On 19 Jan. 1881 his daughter Anna described her father’s literary career: “He contributed for many years to ‘Frazer’ and to the United Service Magazine. Also crucial articles to the ‘Cornhill’ and ‘Blackwood’ magazines. He was military correspondent to the ‘Observer’ for some time. He contributed for several years to the ‘Naval and Military Gazette’ and occasional articles to the ‘Imperial Review’ ‘Dark Blue’ Dublin University magazine and the ‘Broad Arrow.’” That “occasional articles” should rule out the long list of DUM articles Wellesley ascribes to him--all articles dealing with the Crimean War. As Wellesley correctly notes, Dwyer wrote about military affairs--but only about conflicts involving Austrian or Prussian forces. During the 1850s Dwyer served as a major in the Imperial Austrian Army, published German-language military manuals in Vienna, “contributed to the ‘Darmstadter Militär Zeitung’ for nearly twenty years [from about 1853 to 1872] besides occasional articles to other German military papers”; he did not write again for British periodicals until 1859. Links between some articles in the above group most likely indicate a conscientious editor or sub-editor; they do not point to Dwyer as the author. [6/04]

DUM 2716 A king's tour: Belgium and old Brabant, 48 (Oct. 1856) 454-471. Delete attribution to T. C. Grattan. Add: Unidentified. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 289.

DUM 2983 The half-brothers, 52 (Nov. 1858), 586-598. Delete attribution to Mrs. Gaskell; add Unidentified. Sharpe, VPR 27 (1994), 322.

DUM 3093 The Legend of Golden Prayers …, 54 (September 1859) 366-369. Delete attribution to John Stanyan Bigg. Add: Attributed to John Stanyan Bigg in an application to RLF of 5 June 1865--but the application is not by Bigg, who had died on the preceding 19 May, but by his widow, Rose Ann Hart Bigg. Moreover, Bigg had listed this title in his application of 7 Feb. 1862--as appearing in the 20 Aug. 1859 issue of the Literary Gazette; his widow copied the full date but changed the periodical. [6/04]

DUM 3547 Old art: styles--art writing--Greek and Eastern art--analogues, 61 (March 1863), 315-324. Delete Goethe as possible writer; T. C. Irwin was the author, not the translator. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 189.

DUM 3573 Song-writers: Moore--Béranger--Tennyson, 61 (May 1863), 599-603. T. C. Irwin. Delete Wellesley’s long last sentence with its suggestion that Goethe or some other German is the author. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 189.

DUM 3602 Doctor Pentagram, on diverse things (No. I), 62 (Aug. 1863), 210-215. T. C. Irwin. Delete suggestion that this is a translation. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 189.

DUM 3619 Doctor Pentagram on divers things (No. II), 62 (Oct. 1863). 399-404. T. C. Irwin. Delete everything after “Irwin” except “Claimed as in no. 3519.” EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 189.

DUM 4235 Glimpses of pre-historic humanity, 74 (Nov. 1869), 584-600. Patrick Kennedy. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 345.

DUM 4281. Jottings from my journal I, 75 (May 1870), 508-512. Thomas Carpenter (b.1810). EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 289.

DUM 4309 Jottings from my journal II, 76 (July 1870), 78-83. Thomas Carpenter. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 289.

DUM 4346 Oneirocritica; or, The art of dream interpretation, 76 (Oct. 1870). 427-437. Alexander H. Grant. Add before present evidence: In his RLF application Grant claimed this, his second article (see DUM 3894 for the first): ‘Oneiromancy,’ adding ‘& others 1870 &c.’ Delete all present entry after ‘evidence for no. 3894.’ [8/06]

DUM 4372 Hogmanay [like Halloween], 77 (Jan. 1871) …. Hogmanay is New Year’s Eve, not Halloween. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 345.

DUM: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Bennett, John. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 188-189.

Grant, Alexander Henley. In his RLF application he claimed other articles in DUM in addition to the two identified. [8/06]

Hill, Isabella. According to ODNB, she contributed, perhaps comic material.[4/05]

Crichton, Andrew. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184. Possibly verse.

Sears, Edward Isidore, 1819-1876. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 352.

Stephens, Edward Bell. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 362.


ECLECTIC REVIEW

[Not in Wellesley; see Hiller, VPR 27 (1994), 179-278]

Eclectic 1415a Brief notices, 66 (July 1837), 118-119. Add John Grigg Hewlett. Hewlett claimed in his RLF application, 1 Nov. 1860, that he had contributed ‘Reviews. Brief Notices’ to the Eclectic, 1836-1841. Ten years later, on 31 May 1870, he claimed that, ‘in the year 1833 I undertook the Reviews of the Eclectic Review, known as Brief Notices, and continued that work monthly for several years, occasionally adding a longer article’ (case 1320). 'Brief Notices' do not begin until July 1837, in the 2nd vol. of a New Series and of Thomas Price’s editorship. 'Occasional ‘Notices,' not called Brief, had appeared in 1833 and 1836, each notice numbered separately; each 'Brief Notices' section carried a single number, no matter how many notices were included. When in Jan. 1842 a new publisher brought out the Eclectic, 'Brief Notices' continued and Price continued as editor, but Hewlett left the Review. The 1837 through 1841 'Brief Notices' cover topics of interest to Hewlett: religion, education, science. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 351. [8/06]

Eclectic 1425 Brief notices, 66 (Aug. 1837), 231-232. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

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. [12/07]

Eclectic 1435 Brief notices, 66 (Sept. 1837), 339-341. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1436 Note to the article on Jamaica apprenticeship, 66 (Sept. 1837), 341-344. Delete attribution to ‘Howe Peter Browne.’ Only a letter quoted in the ‘Note’ is signed ‘Sligo,’ not the entire ‘Note.’ Add: Prob. by Thomas Price. It reads like an editor’s note concerning #1411, which Hiller assigns to ‘Thomas Price (prob.).’ EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 350. [8/06]

Eclectic 1446 Brief notices, 66 (Oct. 1837), 455-456. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1457 Brief notices, 66 (Nov. 1837), 557-558. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1465 Brief notices, 66 (Dec. 1837), 668-670. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1474 Brief notices, 67 (Jan. 1838), 118-119. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1483 Brief notices, 67 (Feb. 1838), 237-239. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1492? or 1493? Brief notices, 67 (March 1838), 356-360. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1503 Brief notices, 67 (Apr. 1838), 483-484. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1512 Brief notices, 67 (May 1838), 599-603. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1519 Brief notices, 67 (June 1838), 724. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1528 Brief notices, 68 (July 1838), 121-123. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1535 Brief notices, 68 (Aug. 1838), 244-247. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1545 Brief notices, 68 (Sept. 1838), 364-367. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1555 Brief notices, 68 (Oct. 1838), 486-487. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1564 Brief notices, 68 (Nov. 1838), 605-608. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1574 Brief notices, 68 (Dec. 1838), 721-725. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1582 Brief notices, 69 (Jan. 1839), 118-123. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1599 Brief notices, 69 (March 1839), 363-364. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1608 Brief notices, 69 (Apr.. 1839), 478-484. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1616 Brief notices, 69 (May 1839), 601-607. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1625 Brief notices, 69 (June 1839), 733-734. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1633 Brief notices, 70 (July 1839), 117-119. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1641 Brief notices, 70 (Aug. 1839), 233-239. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1658 Brief notices, 70 (Oct. 1839), 480-481. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1668 Brief notices, 70 (Oct. [sic; actually Nov.] 1839), 603-608. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1679 Brief notices, 70 (Dec. 1839), 731-734. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1688 Brief notices, 71 (Jan. 1840), 118-119. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1697 Brief notices, 71 (Feb. 1840), 230-239. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1706 Brief notices, 71 (March 1840), 361-363. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1714 Brief notices, 71 (Apr. 1840), 482-483. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1724 Brief notices, 71 (May 1840), 603-607. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1733 Brief notices, 71 (June 1840), 725-727. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1743 Brief notices, 72 (July 1840), 118-119. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1780 Brief notices, 72 (Nov. 1840), 599-604. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1788 Brief notices, 72 (Dec. 1840), 725-727. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1796 Brief notices, 73 (Jan. 1841), 114-119. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1805 Brief notices, 73 (Feb. 1841), 246-247. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1813 Brief notices, 73 (March 1841), 364-367. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1823 Brief notices, 73 (Apr. 1841), 485-487. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1831 Brief notices, 73 (May 1841), 603-607. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1840 Brief notices, 73 (June 1841), 719-727. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1850 Brief notices, 74 (July 1841), 114-119. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1859 Brief notices, 74 (Aug. 1841), 233-239. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1869 Brief notices, 74 (Sept. 1841), 362-363. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1878 Brief notices, 74 (Oct. 1841), 485-488. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1888 Brief notices, 74 (Nov. 1841), 602-607. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 1896 Brief notices, 74 (Dec. 1841), 726-727. See Eclectic 1415a above. [8/06]

Eclectic 2691 Archdeacon Hare and the English Review, 89 (June 1849), 657-669. Richard Monckton Milnes? EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 2932 Poems by W. C. Bennett, 93 (May 1851). 563-574. William Stowell (1825-1877). Claimed in his applications to RLF, 21 Jan. 1862 and later (case 1588). EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3011 Prentice’s Personal Recollections. The Manchester School of Politics, 95 (Jan. 1852), 84-100. William Stowell (1825-1877). Evidence for no. 2932. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3119 [Bungener’s] History of the Council of Trent, 96 (Dec. 1852), 704-717. William Stowell (1825-1877). Evidence for no. 2932. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3182. Woodward’s History of Wales, 98 (July 1853), 44-55. William Stowell (1825-1877). Evidence for no. 2932. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3228 [Spicer’s] Sights and Sounds: The Mystery of the Day, 98 (Dec. 1853), 679-690. William Stowell (1825-1877). Evidence for no. 2932. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3256 The autobiography of a Dissenting minister, 99 (March 1854), 287-298. William Stowell (1825-1877). Evidence for no. 2932. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3317 Memoirs of Joseph John Gurney, 100 (Sept. 1854), 299-316. Saxe Bannister. In his RLF applications Bannister said he contributed to the Eclectic from ‘1839 to 1850,’ but he also claimed ‘Memoirs of J. J. Gurney’ in the Eclectic. This, the only article so titled, bears marks of Bannister’s authorship. It frequently italicizes phrases and uses one-sentence paragraphs (see Hiller 192). It discusses people like Sarah Martin, who appears in Bannister’s list of ‘Biographical notices.’ Most of all, it stresses topics known to be Bannister’s: ‘our progress in civilization’; ‘treatment of aborigines in the colonies’; true philanthropy; brute force as a disturber of sociery; the importance of education, beginning in the county (grammar) schools. Thomas Price was still editing the Eclectic at this point; Bannister contributed only during his editorship. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 301. [8/06]

Eclectic 3328 Whewell’s History of Moral Philosophy, 100 (Oct. 1854), 435-450. Delete ‘George Gilfillan.’ Add William Stowell (1825-1877). EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3405 Gilfillan’s Third Gallery of Portraits, 101 (June 1855), 674-680. John Stanyan Bigg. Claimed in RLF application, case 1523, 7 Feb. 1862. [6/04]

Eclectic 3577 Austrian secret memoirs, 104 (Dec. 1856). 576-590. William Stowell. In RLF applications cited in no. 2932, Stowell claimed "Vehse’s Memoirs of the Court of Austria" in Eclectic in 1856 or 1857. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3579 A Vacation in Brittany [by Charles Richard Weld], 104 (Dec. 1856), 599-613. Charles Thomas Browne. In application to RLF (case 1759), 30 March 1868, Browne claimed that he had contributed to Eclectic from 1850 to 1858; in her application of 29 Oct. 1868 his widow identified 9 articles appearing 1856-1858, including this. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3609 Travels in Australasia, 105 (Apr. 1857), 426-435. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3653 Life in China, 106 (Sept. 1857), 263-271. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3674 Livingstone’s African travels, 106 (Dec. 1857), 505-524. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3691 Brazil and the Brazilians, 107 (Feb. 1858), 155-165. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3699 Montaigne the essayist, 107 (March 1858), 243-253. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3737 Spain and the Spaniards, 108 (July 1858), 47-54. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 302. [8/06]

Eclectic 3753 Dr. Barth’s travels in Africa, 108 (Sept. 1858), 207-231. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 3781 Fiji and the Fijians, 108 (Dec. 1858), 520-535. Charles Thomas Browne. Evidence for no. 3579. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 3863 A visit to Burns’s birthplace, 110 (Aug. 1859), 182-192. George Cupples. Claimed in RLF application. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 3869 The Gospel among the Karens, 110 (Sept. 1859), 258-273. Rev. Joseph Mullens. Attr. in Contents. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 3871 Tennyson’s "Idylls of the King," 110 (Sept. 1859), 287-294. John Stanyan Bigg. Claimed in RLF application, case 1523, 7 Feb. 1862. [8/06]

Eclectic 3938 Home tourists, 111 (May 1860), 469-478. Walter G. Thornbury. Attr. on Cover. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 3971 Modern Bible pictures:--No. I, 112 (Aug. 1860), 180-192. George Cupples. Signed G.C.; claimed as in no. 3863. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 3978 Modern Bible Pictures.--No. II, 112 (Sept. 1860), 261-268. George Cupples. Signed G.C.; see no. 3971. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic 4000 Roman London, 112 (Nov. 1860), 506-513. Eliza Meteyard. Claimed in RLF application, 3 Nov. 1862 (case 1269).

Eclectic 4306 On the sacred poetry of heathendom, 119 (May 1864), 532-554. Alexander Henley Grant. Claimed in RLF application, 2 July 1907 (case 2756). [8/06]

Eclectic 4321 On the sacred poetry of early Eastern Christendom, 120 (July 1864), 20-46. Alexander Henley Grant. Claimed as in Eclectic 4306. [8/06]

Eclectic 4517 Vote by ballot, 124 (Nov. 1866), 378-388. Delete Hiller’s "Edwin Paxton Hood, prob.”; by Hall Pringle. Claimed RLF application 30 Jan. 1882 (case 821); recommendation from Hyde Clarke refers to him as a former colleague on the WR (see Wellesley for Clarke). EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 303. [8/06]

Eclectic: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Cupples, George. In his RLF application he claimed to have contributed 5 articles here between 1859-1861. Only 4 are identified above. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 303. [8/06]

Friswell, James Hain. According to ODNB, Friswell contributed here in the 1850s. [12/07]

Hewlett, John Grigg. In evidence for ‘Brief Notices’ above, Hewlett also claimed "longer” articles in the Eclectic. These remain unidentified. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 351. [8/06]

Pardon, George Frederick (1824-1884). In his RLF applications of 1 May 1864 and 3 Apr. 1872 he claimed ‘Numerous articles 1860 &c.’ EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 304. [8/06]

Pearce, Robert Rouiere. His widow claimed (RLF case 1317) that ‘For many years he has contributed to … the Eclectic Review.’ EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 352. [8/06]

Rennie, James . In applications for Royal Literary Fund assistance (case 628) in May 1859 and Sept. 1861 Rennie claimed to have contributed 'a number of Reviews of Scientific Works' to Conder's Eclectic in 1821-1822. [2013]

Ritchie, James Ewing. In his RLF application (#1698) he claimed to have contributed to the Eclectic but gave no dates or titles. [6/04]

Smeaton, George , 1814-1889. Free Church divine; professor of exegesis, New College, Edinburgh. According to his son, Oliphant Smeaton, he contributed to the Eclectic (in William Knight, Some 19th Century Scotsmen [Edinburgh and London, 1903], 108-115).

[2013]

St.John, Horace Stebbing Roscoe. He claimed contributions from 1849 to 1858 (RLF case 1595). Hiller identifies nothing by him, but several articles suggest St.John authorship. [8/06]

St.John, James Augustus. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 304. [8/06]

Stowell, William Hendry (1800-1858). ‘Many papers’ during his editorship. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 304. [8/06]

Woodward, Bernard Bolingbroke (1816-1869). EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 363. [8/06]

Worseldine, William (b. 1809). Contributed, perhaps before March 1865. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 304. [8/06]


EDINBURGH REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 1]

ER 52 Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1 (Jan. 1803), 495-510. Henry Brougham. Delete ‘prob.’ Brougham wrote to James Loch, 28 Jan. 1803, that he had contributed all the chemical and mathematical articles except one (ER 41) in this number; pp. 499-510 discuss mathematical and chemical papers in the Transactions under review. Moreover, same letter, Brougham claimed to have some 70 pages to the number, a claim that requires inclusion of this article. Brougham Early Friends 2:32. [8/06]

ER 95 Davis’s Travels in America, 2 (July 1803), 443-453. Delete Brougham. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 346.

ER 96 Fuseli’s Lectures on Painting, 2 (July 1803), 453-462. C. H. Parry & Henry Brougham. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 300; 34 (2001), 346.

ER 187 Plowden’s History of Ireland, 5 (Oct. 1804), 152-167. James Loch. Delete the ? and add to the present evidence: That Loch did produce the anticipated review is suggested by Jeffrey’s payment to Loch of £16. 10/, ‘which I take to be nearly your quota,’ when this issue of ER was almost ready for publication (Jeffrey to Loch, 7 Oct. 1804: Brougham Early Friends 2:213-215). This sum could not be payment for Loch’s earlier article, ER 163 (July 1804), which would have called for almost double that amount. [8/06]

ER 394 Spence on commerce, 11 (Jan. 1808), 429-448. Samuel Hollander argues persuasively to delete attribution to Malthus and add attribution to Henry Brougham. VPR 29 (1996), 315-329.

ER 831. Childe Harold, canto fourth, 30 (June 1818), 87-120. Add to attribution to John Wilson, 1785-1854: expanded from notes supplied by Alexander Blair. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 290.

ER 1162 Hieroglyphics, 45 (Dec. 1826), 95-147. Add after “James Browne 1793-1841”: “mainly; pp.103-111 by Francis Jeffrey.” In FQR #94, 4:445n, Browne disavowed these pages, which resemble Jeffrey’s slashingly dismissive style. [EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148, garbled.]

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’s A copious Greek grammar. First, as I have argued before (see the introductions to the 2005 and to both 2004 installments of the ‘Curran Index’), Wellesley misused ‘collab.’ in several ways. We should consider a writer whose work is plagiarized to be the victim of intellectual property theft, not a collaborator. Moreover, Wellesley’s ‘correction’ at 4:786 contains factual errors. Bishop Blomfield’s ‘Editor’s Preface’ appears not at pages ix-xx of the 5th edition but at pages xi-xxii. Of course, ER 1333, published in January 1831 and presumably written in 1830, could not be plagiarized from an edition published in 1832. Blomfield’s preface is, however, dated ‘April, 1819’ and appears, with slightly different pagination but no alteration, in the 2nd (1820), 3rd (1824), and 4th (1829) editions. Most significantly, the plagiarism is limited to a single sentence: ER 1333, p. 475, 1st sentence of the first new paragraph, duplicates Copious Greek Grammar, 3rd ed. (1824). 1:ix-x, 1st sentence of new paragraph starting at bottom of p. ix [or 5th ed. (1832), 1:xvii]. Since there is no other duplication of wording and even little duplication of subject matter, a blanket charge of plagiarism is unwarranted, and Blomfield does not deserve credit for this article. My thanks to Dr. Christopher Stray for questioning Wellesley’s contention. [12/07]

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 Greece by William Mitford (5 vols. published between 1784 and 1818) and Frederick Malkin (1830). They never discussed the possibility of Ellis’s reviewing Müller’s book; presumably Ellis would again have objected that he ‘was not sufficiently intimate with the original German.’ In letters from April through July 1830 [see Pinney 1:256-57, 268-70] Macaulay continued to refer to expecting but not receiving Ellis’s review on Greek history; there is no mention of the subject after July 1830. [12/07]

ER 1757 France and the East, 72 (Jan. 1841), 529-556. At Wellesley 2:1195, delete “Passed on and perhaps revised by Lord Palmerston”; insert “revised by Lord Palmerston and passed on by T. B. Macaulay.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 324.

ER 1963 Cracow in 1845 and 1846, 85 (Apr. 1847), 261-295. If the evidence cited in Wellesley is to be taken seriously, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha should be given as ‘collab.,’ in boldface, both here and in Part B and Volume 5. [8/06]

ER 2255 Slavery in the United States, 101 (Apr. 1855), 293-332. Add: Richard Whately collaborated here. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 357.

ER 2944 The recovery of Jerusalem, 137 (Jan. 1873) 1-38. By Francis R. Conder, not Frances. See Pt. B. [12/04]

ER: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

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, 14 Feb. 1871, quoted in ‘Introductory Notice. Recollections of Charles Boner’ prefixed to Memoirs and Letters of Charles Boner, ed. R. M. Kettle [London: Richard Bentley, 1871], 1:xvi-xvii). Boner lived in Germany, mainly in Bavaria, most of his adult life. However, it is impossible to trace this article, which may have appeared somewhere other than the Edinburgh Review. [12/07]

Mackenzie, Charles Kenneth. VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Reynolds, John Hamilton. VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Sears, Edward Isidore, 1819-1876, Irish-born, U.S. journalist. VPR 26 (1993), 184.


FOREIGN QUARTERLY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 2]

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-.’ [12/07]

FQR 158 Mythology and religion of ancient Greece, 7 (January 1831), 33-52. (Note vol. 8, p. 225-227, presumably by Lewis.) Add ‘See #193a for note.’ Move information within second parentheses above, deleting ‘presumably by’ in last line, to form new #193a as below.

FQR 193 The Low-German language and literature, 8 (July 1831), 215-225. Thomas Collins Banfield. Correct mistranscription; Macray gives ‘Dr. Thos. Banfield .’ [12/07]

FQR 193a Notice to correspondents. Mr. Thomas Taylor and Professor Lobeck, 8 (July 1831), 225-227. George Cornewall Lewis. Macray. See #158, to which this is an addendum. [8/06]

FQR 256 Murat’s Sketch of the United States, 11 (January 1833), 1-29. Add William Mark. Wellesley 3: 986 rejects Macray’s identification of the author as ‘--- Mark Esq.,’ instead suggesting that this article is by William Bridges Adams because it is referred to in WR 1122 (Apr. 1848), which Wellesley gives to Adams. A cross-reference, however, particularly at the distance of 15 years, is highly unreliable evidence of authorship. In 1846 WR acquired FQR and began to appear as ‘The Westminster and Foreign Quarterly Review.’ Editors often familiarized themselves with back runs of newly acquired property. Yes, Adams had, like the writer of this article, been in Central and South America, but so had others. In the 1830s William Mark was British Consul at Malaga ( Palmerston. Private Correspondence with Sir George Villiers … as Minister to Spain 1833-1837, ed. Roger Bullen and Felicity Strong [London: HMSO, 1985], 343, 786). Mark was a friend of Pascual de Gayangos and interested in Spanish discoveries in the Americas (Gayangos to William H. Prescott, 12 Oct. 1840 (The Correspondence of William Hickling Prescott 1833-1847, ed. Roger Wolcott, p. 164). No stretch is required to imagine Mark's having been posted somewhere in Spanish America in the 1820s; many postings to those stations were of short duration. Except once, when two names in the printed list are reversed (perhaps a printer's error), Macray, the sub-editor, left a record that so far has consistently been supported by reliable evidence. [8/06, rev. 2013]

FQR 353 Foreign criticism on English works …, 15 (March 1835) …. In penultimate line, correct typo: ‘Anziegen’ should read Anzeigen. [12/07]

FQR 355 Rae’s New Principles of Political Economy, in Refutation of Adam Smith, 15 (Juy 1835), 241-266. Delete attribution; add: Unidentified. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 290. [8/06]

FQR 397 [Critical sketches], 17 (Apr. 1836), 217-235. 3rd line from end is confusing; Williams returned from Hamburg early in 1836. A comma after ‘journal’ might help. [12/07]

FQR 410 Eckermann …, 18 (Oct. 1836), 1-30. In last line, insert period after ‘Nat.’ [12/07]

FQR 416 Ancient Persian poetry, 18 (October 1836) 119-159. B. E. Pote. Although the evidence for the attribution is circumstantial, internal, tangential even, there is enough to justify removing “prob.” In addition to the evidence cited in Wellesley, in 1839 the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 5:xxvii, reported the donation to the Society library during the preceding year of nos. 35 through 40 of the Foreign Quarterly, given “By the Editor.” Though Pote was the editor at the time of the donation, he had not been editor in 1836; he seems to have donated the issues which contained his articles. This was Pote’s first full-length article in FQR (#340 was a brief “Critical Sketch”). [6/04]

FQR 429 South Aneruca, 18 (Jan. 1837), 455-477. In 3rd line from end, a comma has been omitted after ‘Andes’; re-insert the comma. [12/07]

FQR 464 [Critical sketches], Meyen, Botanical Geography, 20 (October 1836) 201-206, by H. E. Lloyd? A long shot, but a letter from FQR’s editor (Shoberl), 11 May 1837, to an unidentified recipient (now in Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg), accepts this article but postpones decision on reviews of books by Förster and Hurter. P.204n is signed “L.”; Lloyd lived in Hamburg for several years and throughout his life corresponded “with eminent travellers and men of science” (DNB)--see p. 202 here; he had reviewed an earlier work by Förster, FQR #368. [6/04]

FQR 549 Industrial and moral state of Belgium, 24 (October 1839) 75-89. Thomas Colley Grattan. Delete “prob.” Add to evidence in Wellesley: In 1838-39 Grattan wrote a book on Belgium for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, which rejected it, returning the ms. to Grattan on 6 July 1839. Their readers’ reports seem to describe this article. In particular, H. Bellenden Ker’s report, 11 March 1839, questioned Grattan’s statement that there are 40% fewer crimes in Belgium than in France; see p.88 here. Quotations in Ker’s report parallel pp. 85-87 here. Grattan’s letters to SDUK members frequently emphasised his need to realize money on the ms. (SDUK mss., UCL). [6/04]

FQR 551 The opium trade with China, 24 (Oct. 1839), 106-138. Charles Toogood Downing. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 346.

FQR 572 The two parts of Goethe’s Faust, 25 (April 1840) 90-113. Delete John Stuart Blackie (added in 4:788). Add Author unidentified. Wellesley gave this article to Blackie solely on the basis of two references to FQR #410, by Blackie—but these references never imply common authorship and were probably provided by an editorial hand. Style is not Blackie’s Carlylesque prose, and Blackie was not likely to characterize his own translation of the “Vorspiel auf dem Theater” as “comical” (p.92); even the praise of Blackie’s introduction (p.97) seems unlikely to have been written by Blackie. [12/04]

FQR 732 Habits and superstitions of the Bretons, 31 (July 1843), 347-375. Robert Bell. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148.

FQR 748 Death and dying in France, 32 (Oct. 1843), 76-89. William Makepeace Thackeray. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 290.

FQR 749 The English on the Continent, 32 (Oct. 1843), 90-106. Robert Bell. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148.

FQR 779 Popular poetry of the Bretons, 33 (Apr. 1843), 153-180. Robert Bell. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148.

FQR 804 English opinions on Germany, 34 (Oct. 1844), 148-164. Robert Bell, prob. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148.

FQR 826 The history of British India, 35 (April 1845) 34-55. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876)? FQR’s earlier writer on India disappeared after the January 1845 issue, and a new contributor appeared with this article. On 24 Dec. 1844 Meadows Taylor reported that “the proprietors of the Foreign Quarterly have written to me for articles; a Mr. Kelly is Editor” (The letters of Philip Meadows Taylor to Henry Reeve, ed. Sir Patrick Cadell [London, 1947], 156). The request was particularly welcome at this time; Meadows Taylor had contributed articles on India to the British and Foreign Review from January 1839 through its final issue in December 1844 and needed to find another outlet for his articles. See evidence for FQR 842 below. [6/04]

FQR 837 Foreign correspondence, 35 (Apr. 1845). Pp. 259-60 signed Count Cesare Balbo. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 189.

FQR 842 Railways in India, 35 (July 1845) 382-409. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876), prob. See FQR 826 above. A year and a half later, on 10 Dec. 1846, Meadows Taylor referred to “all the visions of roads, canals, railways, proper education and general civil improvement which I have been thinking and writing on for the last five years” (Taylor-Reeve Letters 251). This article, while primarily concerned with railways, also discusses roads and, using the same phrase as the letter, “proper education” (see p.403 here). Note also the uniformity of article titles in B&FR and those suggested as his in FQR: most include “of India” or “in India.” [6/04]

FQR 866 Indian railways and the Indian press, 36 (January 1846) 306-323. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876)? See #842 above. [6/04] The writer ‘fanc[ies] we have seen quite as much of India as most of these fainéans editors’ (323); Meadows Taylor held various positions in India between 1824 and 1853. [8/06]

FQR 881 Bunsen on the future condition of the church, 37 (Apr. 1846), 50-63. George Stovin Venables. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 189.

FQR 888 The Governor General of India, and the war in the Punjab, 37 (April 1846) 212-234. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876)? Man cited had earlier written about British administration of India; see B&FR 205. [6/04]

FQR: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Heraud, John Abraham. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

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. [12/07]

Smeaton, George, 1814-1889. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.


FOREIGN REVIEW [EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 119-136]

ForR 89 Damiron—Philosophy in France, 4 (July 1829), 59-72. Francis Haywood. Haywood identified himself as the author in a letter to Arthur Schopenhauer, 18 Jan. 1830, in reply to a letter Schopenhauer had written c/o the Foreign’s publisher, the firm of Black, Young, and Young, to the anonymous author of this article, which letter the publisher forwarded to Haywood (Wilhelm von Gwinner, Schopenhauers Leben [Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1910], 225-226). von Gwinner prints in full the correspondence that followed, pp. 212-232. [12/07]

ForR 102 Müller’s Dorians, 4 (Oct. 1829), 322-345. George Cornewall Lewis. Lewis to K. O. Müller, 10 Aug. [1829]: ‘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 Engish Wissenschaft. 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. [12/07]

ForR 117 Niccolini’s works, 5 (Nov. 1829), 180-187. Antonio Panizzi. Change ? to ‘prob.’ Add to evidence: Proposes future article on ‘Italian tragedy generally’; Panizzi had already written 2 articles on Italian comedy. Panizzi’s ‘strong’ language: a most impudent forgery’ (186; see ‘impudent forgeries’ in #42, p. 178, by Panizzi). ‘We have had occasion to complian more than once of the ridiculous judgment passed by our countrymen on foreign literature’ (185; see #72, pp. 190ff. and #105, pp. 409ff.—both by Panizzi). Criticizes Niccolini for being a Florentine rather than an Italian. [8/06]

ForR 125 Baron Cuvier 5 (March 1830), 342-380. Delete attribution to David Brewster. Add: Robert Edmond Grant. ODNB. [8/06]


FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 2]

Fort 2079 Modern dress, 40 o.s. (Sept. 1883), 344-353. Delete G. Armytage. Add: Rosamund (Ball) Marriott Watson. Signed ‘G. Armytage’; called ‘Mrs.’ in Contents. See Part B; Patterson and Hughes, VPR 27 (1994), 304-307.

Fort 3442 A South Sea island and its people, 60 o.s. (Dec. 1893), 775-786. See Part B below for corrected identification of author, Frederick J. Moss.

FortR: Unidentified contributions

Teague, John Jessop. Teague to Richard Bentley, 2 June 1888: When Major Griffiths was acting editor of FotR, Teague contributed articles which ‘created some attention & were most favourably reviewed.’ However, ‘all my work until lately has been done anonymously: For private reasons I cannot write under my own name & I had not adopted a nom de plume: Consequently all my best work is lost to me ….: (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). Griffiths was acting editor Nov. 1882 - June 1886; Teague, who refers to himself ‘both as an article & story writer,’ was paid for contributions for 2 1/2 years before June 1888. During the months Griffiths and Teague overlapped, Dec. 1885 to June 1886, 6 unsigned and unattributed articles appeared in FortR (not counting the 'Home and foreign affairs' feature ending each issue), at least two and perhaps as many as four of which may be by Teague. The 6 unsigned articles are 2394, The coming contests of the world (Dec. 1885); 2426, Parliamentary proceedings (Feb. 1886); 2430, Law and license (March 1886); 2437, The Scotch crofters (March 1886); 2455, The Liberal saturnalia (Apr. 1886); and 2477, The prospects of the coming election (June 1886). [8/06]


FRASER’S MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 2]

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. [12/07]

FM 4 Jean Paul Friedrich Richter’s review of Mme de Staël’s Allemagne (Part 1), 1 (Feb. 1830), 28-37. For consistency’s sake, give full name: Trans. with intro. note by Thomas Carlyle.[4/05]

FM 45 Jean Paul Friedrich Richter’s review of Mme de Staël’s Allemagne (Part 2), 1 (May 1830), 407-413. Again, add translator’s name: Thomas Carlyle.[4/05]

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? [12/07]

FM 390 Wellesley’s entry reads, in full: ‘Epistles to the literati (No. IV): letter of Viscount Duncannon, M.P., to Archibald Jobbry, Esq., Ex-M.P., [viz., John Galt; see p. 245], 5 (May 1832), 502-504. William Maginn, prob. This continues the series described in nos. 364 and 497, so that Duncannon is fictitious.’

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). 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 Wellesley’s entry: there is no logic to ‘so that’; whether or not FM 390 takes its place in a series does not determine Duncannon’s reality. Moreover, Duncannon was not fictitious; he was John William Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon (1781-1847), M.P., Whig whip at the time of this ‘Epistle’; see ODNB. Wellesley correctly describes the technique at FM 364 as ‘the trick of signing real names to fictitious letters.’ Tthe letter’s recipient, Archibald Jobbry, is fictitious, and he is not Hogg. [12/07]

FM 400 Some account of Coleridge’s philosophy [Aids to Reflection], 5 (June 1832), 585-597. J. A. Heraud. For new evidence, see EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 357-8.

FM 441 My contemporaries; from the notebook of a retired barrister (Part 1), 6 (Sept. 1832), 220-230. Isaac Espinasse. Attrib. ODNB; Espinasse had been admitted to Gray’s Inn in Dec. 1780 and called to the bar in Feb. 1787. [4/05]

FM 454 My contemporaries … (Part 2), 6 (Oct. 1832), 314-324. Isaac Espinasse. As #441.

FM 468 My contemporaries … (Part 3), 6 (Nov. 1832), 417-431. Isaac Espinasse. As #441. [4/05]

FM 499 My contemporaries … (Part 4), 7 (Jan. 1833), 44-53. Isaac Espinasse. As #441. [4/05]

FM 517 My contemporaries … (Part 5), 7 (Feb. 1833), 178-190. Isaac Espinasse. As #441. [4/05]

FM 552 My contemporaries … (Part 6), 7 (May 1833), 555-564. Isaac Espinasse. As #441. [4/05]

FM 573 Political unions: the Northern Political Union, 8 (July 1833), 28-35. Add: William Colpitts Child. According to Frederick Hendricks in Notes and Queries, June 21, 1984, page 488, an 1836 pamphlet, "Boz, The Cockney Phenomenon. The Literati," by Childs, describes him "as the author of papers in Fraser's Magazine under the title of 'The Northern Political Union.'" [2013]

FM 638 Political unions (No. II): the members of the Northern Union (Part I), 8 (December 1833), 685-699. Add: William Colpitts Child. See FM 573.

FM 648 Political unions (No. III, concl.): the members of the Northern Union (Part II), 9 (January 1834), 65-71. Add: William Colpitts Child. See FM 573.

FM 666. Hints for a history of highwaymen. 9 (March 1834), 279-287. John Hamilton Reynolds. Clarke, VPR 23 (1990), 50-54.

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. [12/07]

FM 702 Father Prout’s carousal, 9 (June 1834), 679-697. F. S. Mahony. Add Francis Stack Murphy, collab. Evidence as for FM 690. [12/07]

FM 705 High-ways and low-ways; or Ainsworth's dictionary. 9 (June 1834), 724-738. James Churchill. Delete "prob." at Wellesley 3:990. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 148-50.

FM 728 Horae Sinicae (No. II) …, 10 (Aug. 1834), 222-226. Delete ‘”collaborated” with’; even with the quotation marks, this is inaccurate. In its place, add: used the work of. See FM 1173 below and the entry under ‘Thoms, Peter Perring’ in Part B below.[4/05]

FM 913 New churches, 13 (Feb. 1836), 249-254. Delete attribution to David Robinson. Wellesley gives this article and seven others (as noted below) with either a ‘prob.’ or a ‘?,’ to David Robinson (FM 915 to Robinson? and William Maginn). Unfortunately its general comments (3:990) on its attribution of these and earlier FM articles begin with a misstatement: ‘From Apr. 1817 to Nov. 1831, Robinson contributed at least 92 arts. to Blackwood’s Mag.’ Not so. Alan Lang Strout’s ‘Bibliography of Articles’ in the first 18 volumes of Blackwood’s, based on publisher’s records, places Robinson’s first Maga contribution in 1824, and in his application for Royal Literary Fund assistance (11 Oct. 1847, case 1180) Robinson claimed ‘Articles published regularly in Blackwood’s Magazine for eight years, ending in 1831’—i.e., beginning in 1824. Robinson was careful in citing dates, and he considered himself a staff member, writing exclusively for one periodical at a time. He had written regularly for a daily newspaper, the New Times, from 1821 through 1823, then moved to Blackwood’s. Disagreeing with Blackwood late in 1831, he moved to Fraser’s. The point is important for any attempt to identify his articles in FM. ‘Writing’ he told the RLF, ‘was my sole employment for fifteen years [1821 through 1835]; for four years after I left Frazer [i.e., 1836 through 1839] I was wholly disabled by illness.’ Given the wording—‘I left Frazer,’ as he had left Blackwood’s—and his known habits, it seems dangerous to attribute to Robinson at least eight of the articles so listed. [8/06]

FM 915 Political memoranda, 13 (Feb. 1836), 915. FM 915 may be a collaboration—an unfinished article left behind by Robinson and completed by Maginn or someone else. See FM 913 . [8/06]

FM 934 What is the use of a Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland? 13 (Apr. 1836), 475-487. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913. [8/06]

FM 946 My grandfather; a tale of Bath (Part 1), 13 (May 1836), 569-579. Add: John Parish Robertson. Attrib. ODNB. [2013]

FM 957 My grandfather; a tale of Bath (Part 2, concl.), 13 (June 1836), 682-693. Add: John Parish Robertson. Attrib. ODNB. [2013]

FM 977 On the principle of church establishments, 14 (Aug. 1836), 131-149. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913 . [8/06]

FM 994 Captain Gardiner’s Journey to the Zoolu Country, 14 (Sept. 1836), 332-348. Francis John Harrison Rankin? EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 325.

FM 1033 Case of the Protestants of Ireland, 15 (Jan. 1837), 49-61. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913 . [8/06]

FM 1037 A point for the consideration of the Conservative leaders, 15 (Jan. 1837), 94-99. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913 . [8/06]

FM 1067 One or two words on one or two books [by Landor and Bulwer-Lytton], 15 (Apr. 1837), 498-514. Restrict suggestion of J. A. Heraud and William Maginn to section on Landor; add: second part of article, on Bulwer-Lytton, possibly by Rosina Bulwer, Lady Lytton. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 325.

FM 1068 The weakness and the strength of the Conservative party (Part I), 15 (Apr. 1837), 515-523. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913 [8/06].

FM 1072 A Greek fragment lately discovered at Derrynane [satire on classical scholarship], 15 (May 1837), 578-580. Contributor not identified. Add: Fraser's title and Wellesley's bracketed explanation are both misleading. The 'fragment' was 'discovered' in 1829, not 'recently,' and this article aims its satire at Catholic Emancipation more than at classical scholarship. It appeared immediately after April 1837 Protestant protests against Catholics; see the House of Lords debate of 28 April 1837 (Dr. Christopher Stray, private correspondence). [2013]

FM 1078 The weakness and the strength of the Conservative party (Part II), 15 (May 1837), 646-653. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913 . [8/06]

FM 1097 The philosophy of party politics, 16 (July 1837), 122-129. Delete attribution to David Robinson. See FM 913 . [8/06]

FM 1111 The highland sergeant, 16 (Sept. 1837), 294-307. Agnes Crombie Hall. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

FM 1115 Bulwer’s Athens, 16 (Sept. 1837), 347-356. George Burges. Claimed in his unpaginated list of his works found between the title page and Preface of his translation of The Aias of Sophocles, London: D. Nutt, 1849. My thanks to Dr. C. A. Stray for this. [12/07]

FM 1173 Horae Sinicae (Nos. IV-V, concl.), 17 (March 1838), 259-268. Change wording: not ‘Moir and P. P. Thoms’ and ‘Moir and John Francis Davis,’ but ‘D. M. Moir using P. P. Thoms’s Chinese Courtship …’ and ‘D. M. Moir using John Francis Davis’s translations’ (by this time Davis had published half a dozen volumes of translations from the Chinese). No evidence suggests that Thoms and Davis assisted in the production of these articles. See argument below in Part B under Thoms; also Wellesley’s account of Moir’s method at FM 701 and FM 816, the first and third in the Horae Sinicae series. [4/05]

FM 1201 Naval novelists, 17 (May 1838), 571-577. Correct spelling within brackets to read 'Marryat,' not 'Marryot.'

FM 1414. William Ainsworth and Jack Sheppard. 21 (Feb. 1840), 227-245. John Hamilton Reynolds. M. Clarke, VPR 23:50-54.

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. [12/07]

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. [12/07]

FM 1493 The greater and lesser stars of Old Pall Mall (chaps. i-ii), 22 (Nov. 1840), 547-559. William Henry Pyne. Delete present evidence, adding in its place: Identified as Pyne’s in his last application for RLF aid (case 624), 1 March 1843, filled in for him by his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Denis. The 7 articles under this title, she says, were her father’s last writings. The DNB has errors in its description of the series, and the ODNB does not identify any contributions to Fraser’s by title or date. [8/06]

FM 1533 Lin the commissioner: an autobiogram, with lucubrations, transmitted from the island of Tchousang, by Brian O’Lynn the younger, volunteer attached to her Majesty’s eighteenth, or Royal Irish, regiment of foot, 23 (April 1841) 459-463. Delete attribution to an actual Brian O’Lynn, Jun.; substitute “Author unidentified.” Wellesley admits that “Brian O’Lynn” may be a pseudonym; I would argue that it undoubtedly is. “Brian O’Linn” or “O”Lynn” is one of the best known Irish humorous ballads, dating in Ireland at least to the early 19th century and in Scotland, where he is Tam rather than Brian, to the 16th century. The song starts, “Brian O’Lynn had no shoes to put on”; he would serve nowhere but in a regiment of foot. [6/04]

FM 1562 Murder and mystery; an incident, 23 (May 1841), 547-559. Anne Mathews. Authorship of this, left blank in Wellesley’s vol. 2, is identified at 3:992 on the basis of a reprint of the article in Mathews’s 1857 Tea-table tales. True, but Mrs. Mathews had reprinted it 13 years earlier, in Anecdotes of actors: with other desultory recollections, etc. etc. etc. (London: T. C. Newby, 1844), where it is found on pp. 306-344. [12/07]

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). [12/07]

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’). [12/07]

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’). [12/07]

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 Austin have been identified in ER during this period; this is the first of five articles in FM, all translations, which might be by Austin. She had contributed five translations from the German to the New Monthly Magazine in 1830 (including some from Richter) and another in 1833, besides publishing several book-length translations. However, in magazines that allowed signatures, she usually did sign either her name or ‘S.A.’ or ‘by the author of’ a work known to be hers. These FM translations are unsigned. [12/07]

FM 1676 Detached thoughts, from Jean Paul Richter, 25 (April 1842), 403-408. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1652. [12/07]

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 Madeira,’ pp. 153-160, and ‘Cooke in Shylock,’ pp. 100-104. [12/07]

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. [12/07]

FM 1687 The superfluities of life (Part II, concl.), 25 (May 1842), 526-540. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1684. [12/07]

FM 1694 The prisoner among the Circassians; translated from the German, 25 (May 1842), 620-628. Trans. by Sarah Austin? See FM1652. [12/07]

FM 1770 Jack Moriarty and his Contemporaries T.D.C., 27 (Jan . l843), 41-58. Samuel Wilson. Also 6 following installments: #s 1779, 1794, 1802, 1826, 1832, 1847. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

FM 1892 A fine day in Fleet Street, 29 (January 1844) 68-77. Peter Cunningham. Delete “prob.” Attributed by his widow in RLF application, case 1790. [6/04]

FM 1921 A fine day in the Strand, 29 (April 1844) 379-391. Peter Cunningham. Delete “prob.” Attrib. as in #1892. [6/04]

FM 1969 A fine day in Piccadilly, 30 (August 1844) 197-210. Peter Cunningham. Delete “prob.” Attrib. as in #1892. [6/04]

FM 1997 The Smiths, 40 (November 1844), 518-536. Add: Julia Pardoe. This article is reprinted in a collection of stories by Julia Pardoe, Files in Amber Volume 1 (London: William Shoberl, 1850). [2013]

FM 2192 The chamber of the bell, 33 (May 1846) 530-544. Delete attribution to Selina Bunbury (Wellesley 3:993). Add Julia Pardoe. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

FM 2210 The two graves, 34 (July 1846) 13-27. Delete attribution to Selina Bunbury (Wellesley 3:993). Add Julia Pardoe. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190. This article is reprinted in Pardoe's collection of stories Files in Amber III (London: William Shoberl, 1850). [rev. 2013]

FM 2253 Nightmare on the rails, 34 (November 1846) 522-528. Add Angus Bethune Reach. Identified in The Lady's Newspaper profile of Reach, June 28, 1851, pp. 362-365: "...some of the best papers he ever wrote appeared in Fraser's Magazine. One in particular, called 'Nightmare on the Rail,' [sic] will be remembered as a marvelous effort of vivid, highly-wrought, and terrible fancy." Information from Patrick Leary. [2013]

FM 2400 The guerrila (Part 2), 36 (Dec. 1847), 719-727. Delete 'concl.' after 'Part 2.' See FM 2424, which is Part 3 and the true conclusion (and should be labelled as such). [2013]

FM 2476 The naturalist in Norway, Pt. 1, 38 (July 1848), 71-79. Robert Meason Laing, prob. Colby, VPR 31 (1998), 335-336 (misnumbers article as FM 2576). Also pts. 2-3, #s 2485 and 2497.

FM 2519 Present condition of British navy, 38 (Nov. 1848) 548-63. James Hannay, prob. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

FM 2587 Matrimony (Part I), 38 (May 1849) 533-544. Delete 'prob.' attribution to Selina Bunbury (Wellesley 3:994). Add Anna Maria Hussey nee Reed (1805-1853), based upon her recently discovered diary. Information from Mark Curthoys, 2009; see ODNB.. [2013]

FM 2598 Matrimony (Part II), 39 (June 1849) 648-660. Delete 'prob.' attribution to Selina Bunbury (Wellesley 3:994). Add Anna Maria Hussey nee Reed (1805-1853), based upon her recently discovered diary. Information from Mark Curthoys, 2009; ODNB.. [2013]

FM 2610 Matrimony (Part III, concl.), 40 (July 1849) 63-72. Delete 'prob.' attribution to Selina Bunbury (Wellesley 3:994). Add Anna Maria Hussey nee Reed (1805-1853), based upon her recently discovered diary. Information from Mark Curthoys, 2009; ODNB.. [2013]

FM 2632 Loose leaves from the note-book of a Norwegian fisher, 40 (Sept. 1849), 301-319. Robert Meason Laing, prob. Replace the attribution information with Colby, VPR 31 (1998), 335-336. [2013]

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 New York weekly, Bristed acknowledged his authorship of these sketches. In 1852, after the publication of the last sketch, there were two reprints of the series, both volumes with the title The Upper Ten Thousand: Sketches of American Society. The first, published in London, was still pseudononymous; the second, published in New York by Stringer & Townsend, was printed from the London impression but with a new title page that droppd ‘reprinted from Fraser’s Magazine’ and in its place read ‘By C. Astor Bristed’ and a new introduction that quoted the signed Home Journal acknowledgement of authorship

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). [12/07]

FM 2716 Hilda D’Ehrenburg. 41 (Apr 1850), 435-442. Signed Eli Blackgown, D.D. Add: Antonio Gallenga. Gallenga frequently used the pseudonym Eli Blackgown. [3/14]

FM 2762 The Age of Veneer: Introduction. 42 (Sep 1850), 237-245. Add: George Henry Francis. See The Printers’ Journal and Typographical Magazine, September 17, 1866: 212; see also Nicholas Mason, Literary Advertising and the Shaping of British Romanticism (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2013): 151-152. [3/14]

FM 2780 The Age of Veneer (chap. i). 42 (Oct 1850), 437-445. Add: George Henry Francis. See FM 2762. [3/14]

FM 2816 The Age of Veneer (chap. ii). 43 (Feb 1851), 147-152. Add: George Henry Francis. See FM 2762. [3/14]

FM 2845 The Age of Veneer (chap. iii). 43 (Apr 1851), 472-476. Add: George Henry Francis. See FM 2762. [3/14]

FM 2893 The Age of Veneer (chap. iv): the science of deception. 44 (Sep 1851), 332-339. Add: George Henry Francis. See FM 2762. [3/14]

FM 2929 The Age of Veneer (chap. v; concl): the science of puffing. 45 (Jan 1852), 87-93. Add: George Henry Francis. See FM 2762. [3/14]

FM 3176. Cambridge life according to C. A. Bristed, 49 (Jan. 1854), 89-100. William George Clark. Attr. Cambridge University Library catalogue. [12/07]

FM 3756 Telegraph-cable laying in the Mediterranean, with an excursion in Algeria, 58 (Aug. 1858), 145-157. s/ T. F. Delete present entry. Add: Thomas Forester, prob. In his first application for RLF assistance (case 1472), 5 May 1858, he said he contributed to periodicals, was currently writing an article on a visit to Algeria and on the laying of the Mediterranean submarine electic cable to Africa, and hoped the article would be accepted somewhere (he tried Blackwood’s first). Compare this wording and the title of FM 3756. He introduced the same topics in his Rambles in the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, published later in 1858; it was his custom to weave re-worded material from his articles into his books. [12/07]

FM 3850 Wild sports of the Far South, 59 (May 1859), 587-597. Henry Kingsley. Wellesley 4:791 deletes “prob.,” correctly but without evidence. Add: Claimed by Kingsley in application for RLF aid, 3 Feb. 1875 (case 1899). [12/04]

FM 4370 England and America, 68 (Oct. 1863). Delete '420' as the first page of this article, which in fact begins on p. 419. [2013]

FM 4571 Reminiscences of the court and times of Paul I of Russia …, Pt. 1, 72 (Aug. 1865), 222-241. Correct Wellesley 3:995. The Major’s first name was Francis, not Frances.

FM 4596 Letters from Egypt, 1863-1865 [by Lady Duff-Gordon], 72 (Nov. 1865), 580-588. ?Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876). David Finkelstein, Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876). A Bibliography (Dept. of English, Univ. Queensland, 1990), 17, 29, attributes this article to Capt. Meadows Taylor. However, Finkelstein cites as his source ‘the Wellesley Guide [sic] to Periodicals,’ but the Wellesley Index does not credit this article (or anything else in Fraser’s) to Meadows Taylor. The book under review was by a cousin of Meadows Taylor; while he may have reviewed it somewhere as a favor to a family member, no evidence yet identifies this article as his. [8/06]

FM 4845 How the Irish Land System breeds disaffection, 77 (Feb. 1868), 259-268. James Godkin. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 149.

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 (Boston MA), 4 Apr. 1868, 421-432, and in Stephen Beszedits, The Libby Prison Diary of Colonel Emeric Szabad (Toronto Canada: B&L Information Services, 1999), 74-103. Both reprint the Fraser’s text, Americanizing the spelling. Every Saturday occasionally breaks a long paragraph into two but is otherwise a faithful copy; it identifies the author of the introductory paragraph as ‘Editor of Fraser’s Magazine.’ Beszedits, who does not identify his copy text, claims to have modernized punctuation and to have occasionally clarified wording. However, his punctuation often creates constructions that are unclear or even incorrect, and he sometimes adds short prepositions or conjunctions that make no sense at all. He does helpfully annotate the text, in particular identifying regiments to which men belonged, and he provides background chapters on ‘Hungary and the United States: 1848-1867,’ ‘Civil War Prisons,’ ‘Libby Prison,’ and Szabad’s life. [12/07]

FM 4971 President Grant, 79 (May 1869), 602-621. James Alexander Carlton Maitland? EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 346.

FM 5211 English republicanism, 83 (June 1871), 751-761. To name of author, Thomas Wright, add 1839-1909 for clarity’s sake, since Wellesley includes 4 Thomas Wrights. See Part B. [12/07]

FM 5515 The Christian Brothers [Jesuits] and their lesson books, 89 o.s., 9 n.s. (February 1874) 186-199. Delete the bracketed word. Christian Brothers and Jesuits are two different Roman Catholic orders; both established schools [see James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man]. [6/04]

FM 6346 Education and boots, 102 (Nov. 1880). 640-646. Signed ‘The Riverside Vistor.’ Thomas Wright 1839-1909. Delete ‘prob.’ ODNB identifies this Thomas Wright as ‘The Riverside Visitor.’ [12/07]

FM 6400 The Colleges as Landlords. 103OS, 23NS (May 1881), 590-600. Signed Oxoniensis. Add: Archibald Campbell Tait. See M. G. Brock and M.C. Curthoys, eds. The History of the University of Oxford. Volume VI Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part I (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997): 390 (note 27). [3/14]

FM: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Albizzi, Count Rinaldo Ottavio Degli. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Armitage, Robert. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Baldwin, Astley Henry. Claimed that he contributed many articles to FM between 1853-1886 in addition to the one identified in Wellesley. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185. [8/06]

Bayley, Frederick William Naylor. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Blakey, Robert, 1795-1878; journalist, prof. logic, Queen’s Coll. Belfast. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Collins, Mortimer. Applying for RLF assistance in 1869 (case 1785), he claimed “Fraser’s Magazine. Several articles under Parker’s editorship about 1848.” John William Parker, Jr., was editor July 1847 - Oct. 1860; Wellesley credits Collins with only one article in Fraser’s, #3043, in 1852. [6/04]

Crichton, Andrew. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Gostick, Joseph, later Gostwick. He claimed to have contributed 2 or 3 papers to FM between 1840-1843 (RLF case 1454). Wellesley gives him only one article, #1525, in 1841. Did he exaggerate, or was there at least one more? [12/04]

Hall, Mrs. Agnes Crombie. Said to have published translations in FM; none identified. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185. [8/06]

Halpin, William Henry. 1773-1848. Born and died in Ireland but spent much of his adult life in London and Cheltenham; according to clipping from unidentified paper, he was “for 30 years connected with the metropolitan and provincial press of England.” He also at one time lived in Paris, where he was a sub-editor of Galignani’s. His widow claimed that “He was one amongst the early contributors to Fraser’s Magazine and various periodicals” (RLF case 1208). [6/04]

Hill, Benson Earle. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Isaacson, Stephen. 1798-1849. See DNB. He claimed that he had contributed to Fraser’s but gave no details (RLF case 1219). Of the four periodicals to which he said he contributed, Ainsworth’s is confirmed in Wellesley and Christian Remembrancer by a letter from its editor to RLF; for the fourth, see New Monthly Magazine below. [6/04]

Jones, Harry Longueville. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328.

Logan, James, 1797-1872. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Mahony, Richard John. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 297.

Maxwell, William Hamilton. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

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). [12/07]

Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan). According to the ODNB, she contributed to Fraser’s, the New Monthly, and Macmillan’s, and in Fraser’s itself she is included in Maclise’s group portrait of ‘Regina’s Maids of Honour.’ Wellesley identifies her contributions in NMM and Mac but none in FM. Possibly she contributed verse. [12/07]

Pridham, Charles. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Robertson, John Parish. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Rowe, Richard. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Rutherford, John. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.

Sears, Edward Isidore (or Isadore). Contributed, perhaps both before and after his 1848 move to the U.S. Dictionary of Literary Biography 79:269; EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185. [8/06]

St. John, James Augustus. Claimed to have contributed here. RLF case 1433 [2013]

Stephens, Edward Bell. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 362.

Thomson, Rev. Thomas Napier. 1798-1869. Biographer and historian. Obituary notice in the Edinburgh Daily Review, pasted into his widow’s application for Royal Literary Fund aid (case 1781), credits him with “numerous articles of every class in ‘Fraser’s Magazine,’ ‘The Scottish Christian Herald,’ and other periodicals.” He may have contributed at some time between 1839 and 1844. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185. [6/04]

Webb, Rev. Thomas William. According to his obituary in The Times, 25 May 1885, 10a, he contributed to Fraser’s. [8/06]

Youatt, Elizabeth, later Coates. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.


HOUSEHOLD WORDS

[Not in Wellesley.See Anne Lohrli, Household Words: A Weekly Journal 1850-59 Conducted by Charles Dickens. Univ of Toronto Press, 1973.]

Correction to Anne Lohrli, Household Words … pp. 136, 146, 216: Browne, or Brown, address Paris. This is Charles Thomas Browne, 1825-1868. Born in Somerset, educated at Trinity College Dublin, a barrister (Inner Temple) and journalist, died in Basingstoke (Boase and Royal Literary Fund case 1759). In his RLF application of 30 March 1868, he claimed the two articles Lohrli cites under Browne of Paris and none of the articles Lohrli lists under other unidentified Brownes.

Vol. XIII (Lohrli p. 154 col. b). Red Rockets [signals at sea], No. 326 (21 June 1856), 534-535. Robert Raxter Postans. Delete ‘prob.’ Correct author’s middle name: ‘Raxter,’ not ‘Baxter.’ R. R. Postans named Household Words among periodicals to which he had contributed and ‘the improvement of the condition of our seamen both in the Commercial & Royal Navy’ and ‘Breakwaters … Also Lightouses, and Life Boats, Buoys & Beacons’ among the subjects of his articles (RLF case 2132). [12/07]

Vol. XIV (Lohrli p.159 col. a). The Shingle Movement, No. 343 (18 Oct. 1856), 322-324. Robert Raxter Postans. Delete ‘prob.’ Correct author’s middle name. See evidence for HW 13:534. [12/07]

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. [12/07]

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. [12/07]

St. John family (see pp. 80, 119, 123, 419-421). Lohrli notes that the Office Book uses four St. John identifiers: St. John, Bayle St. John, B. St. John, and J. A. St. John. Considering that the father, James Augustus St. John, and at least five of his sons are known to have contributed to periodicals, the Office Book’s occasional reliance on the surname alone is not helpful. Lohrli assumes that articles identified as by ‘St. John’ must be by either James Augustus or Bayle, since they are elsewhere identified as contributors to Household Words. However, in their appications for RLF assistance both Percy Bolingbroke St. John (case 1370), the eldest son in the family, and Horace St. John (case 1595), the fourth son, claimed that they also had contributed to H. W. Therefore Percy Bolingbroke and Horace must be considered as possibly the St. John(s) who wrote the following three articles:

28 June 1851: ‘Old Cairo and Its Mosque.’ Lohrli p.421 notes that payment for this article was sent to J. A. St. John, presumably for him to pass on to one of his sons not currently resident in London. Both Percy Bolingbroke and Horace were wanderers; the locations of either in 1851 are not clear.

21 Jan. 1854: ‘A Border of the Black Sea.’

8 Apr. 1854: ‘Love and Self-Love’ [a story]. [12/07]


LONDON QUARTERLY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 4]

Possibly a LQR contributor:

Courtenay, Rev. John Brownlee. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 185.


THE LONDON REVIEW , 1829 [Wellesley vol. 2]

LR(1829) 3 Writers on Church reform, 1 (1829), 44-85. Samuel Hinds. Mandler, VPR 24 (1991), 149.

LR(1829) 18 Fashionable novels, 1 (1829), 419-446. Delete discussion of possible writers. Add Edward Copleston. Mandler, VPR 24 (1991), 149.

LR(1829) 20. Human physiology, 1 (1829), 486-502. Possibly Herbert Mayo. Mandler, VPR 24 (1991), 149.


LONGMAN’S MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 4]

LM 544 The frog and his relations, 13 (Nov. 1888), 61-76. Delete “Cannock Brand.” Add Benjamin Kidd. D. P. Crook & D. O’Donnell, VPR 16 (1983), 29.

LM 791 Concerning the cuckoo, 18 (June 1891), 166-178. Delete “Cannock Brand.” Add Benjamin Kidd. Crook & O’Donnell, VPR 16 (1983), 29.


MACMILLAN’S MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 1]

Mac 241 The Ural Mountains: a new parlour game, 5 (March 1862), 408-411. s/ E.E.B., H.S. Stray, VPR 36 (2003), 93 argues that H.S. = Henry Sidgwick as co-author with Edward Ernest Bowen--though Sidgwick’s letter quoted in evidence disavows any part in the article. Bart Schultz’s Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe. An intellectual biography (Cambridge UP, 2004), 34, 733, falls into the same confusion, following Stray’s lead; p. 34 gives Bowen sole authorship, while p.733 n.24 calls Wellesley wrong in attributing the article ”solely to Bowen.” In addition, on pp. 34 and 807 Schultz erroneously gives the name as “Earnest Bowen.” Both Venn’s Alumni Cantabrigiensis and the ODNB have the more likely “Edward Ernest Bowen.”

Mac 374 Clerical life in Scotland, 8 (July 1863), 208-219. Margaret Oliphant. Delete “prob.” See George J. Worth, Macmillan’s Magazine, 1859-1907(Ashgate, 2003), 101.

Mac 1085 The pleasures of hotel-bills, 23 (Dec. 1870), 159-160. Catherine Paget, later Mrs. James Thompson (1846-2937). M. Jeanne Peterson, Family, Love, and Work in the Lives of Victorian Gentlewomen (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1989), 157, 221.

Mac 1311 The travellers' calendar, 28 (June 1873), 184-192. Catherine Paget. Peterson, 157, 221.


METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE [Not in Wellesley]

The Metropolitan was begun in 1831 by Thomas Campbell and Cyrus Redding, who brought with them many of the contributors to the New Monthly Magazine of the 1820s. The Metropolitan Magazine (so titled from 1833) was later edited by Federick Marryat and appeared monthly until folding in 1850. Many of its contributors during its first ten years also wrote for Blackwood's, Tait's, and Fraser's. The main section of the Metropolitan, "Original Papers," featured scholarly articles, political and social commentaries, poetry, fiction, and sometimes extended literary reviews, followed by a smaller section (not indexed here) with short notices and almanac listings. The Metropolitan was not included in the original Wellesley Index, but its importance as an outlet for many interesting writers of the 1830s and 1840s -- including a number that have never appeared in any other Wellesley or Curran Index listing -- makes it an obvious candidate for inclusion in the newly expanded Curran. This preliminary listing of authorship attributions for the Metropolitan Magazine (March 2014) by editor Gary Simons, based upon extensive research in manuscript sources, accompanies a full table of contents for the "Original Papers" section of the magazine, and will be followed by a more substantial introduction to and history of this lively and significant periodical.


MONTHLY CHRONICLE [Wellesley vol. 3]

MoC 97 Modern Italian romances (Part I), 2 (Nov. 1838), 415-428. Delete Carlos Pepoli. Add Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. MoC list; Nora Crook, ‘Sleuthing towards a Mary Shelley Canon,’ Women’s Writing 6 (1999), 417-424. Both Pepoli and Mary Shelley are known to have contributed to MoC in 1838-1839; see Wellesley 3:115. However, the style here is that of a native English writer and quite unlike Pepoli’s style. Moreover, many lines and phrases, as Crook illustrates, paraphrase or duplicate the thought and even the wording of Shelley’s published writing elsewhere. (My thanks to Professor Crook for calling my attention to this attribution and providing additional parallels between MoC 97 and other work by Mary Shelley.)

MoC 102 ‘Before the curtain’ [Italian actors], 2 (Nov. 1838), 461-463. Carlos Pepoli? Delete final clause, between semi-colon and final period. [8/06]

MoC 113 Modern Italian romances (Part II, concl.), 2 (Dec. 1838), 547-557. Delete Carlos Pepoli. Add Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. See MoC 97 above. [8/06]

MoC 132 Austria and the Italian liberals, 3 (Feb. 1839), 153-166. Delete entire attribution. No. 97 was not by Pepoli, and rest of ‘evidence’ is too broad to be useful. Most Italian exiles and a great many English liberals favored Italian freedom from Austrian control. [8/06]

MoC 136 German manufacturers and English Corn Laws, 3 (March 1839), 193-201. Thomas Collins Banfield, prob. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 358. [8/06]

MoC 151 Niebuhr’s historical speculations, 3 (Apr. 1839), 351-360. Edward Henry Michelsen, formerly Michalowitz. EMC,VPR 28 (1995), 291.

MoC 211 Commercial policy of England: the German commercial league; the English Corn Laws, 4 (Nov. 1839), 460-470. Thomas Collins Banfield, prob. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 358.

MoC 272 General view of modern Italian literature, 5 (June 1840), 518-528. Delete final ‘Cf. no. 97,’ which was not by Pepoli. The attribution to Pepoli should be downgraded from ‘prob.’ to ‘?’ if it is allowed to stand.

MoC274 The Bjarke Maal …, 5 (June 1840), 536. Laing trans. Oehlenschläger, not Ochenschläger. [8/06]

MoC 354 The flight with the dragon, from Schiller, in the metres of the original , 7 (May 1841), Add: Trans. E.N. E.N. is Theodore Martin; see BentM 138a above. [2013]

MoC: Unidentified contributions

Tinsley [née Turner], Annie. According to ODNB, she contributed short stories to MoC, though her many applications to RLF do not include this among the many peridicals for which she wrote.

NATIONAL REVIEW II [Wellesley vol. 2]

NR-II 279 Women’s Suffrage: a reply, 5 (March 1885), 60-70. s/ Philip Vernon Smith. Add: and Edith Stoddart (Mrs. Philip Vernon) Smith? Colby, VPR 36 (2003), 91-93.


NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 3]

EDITORS: Writing of Francis Foster Barham, both the DNB and the new Oxford DNB incorrectly claim that Barham and John Abraham Heraud edited NMM. In fact, neither man was at any time or in any way connected with NMM. The error apparently can be traced to A Memorial of Francis Barham, ed. Isaac Pitman, published in London in 1873, two years after Barham’s death, and it can be explained by a study of capitalization: what Barham and Heraud edited was a new series of the Monthly Magazine, not the New Monthly (the DNB has it right in its biography of Heraud). The third and final series of the Monthly, with a minimal change in its sub-title, started in 1839, with Barham and Heraud as its editors; Barham stayed only a year as editor, Heraud three years. See Kenneth Curry, ‘The Monthly Magazine,’ in British Literary Magazines. The Romantic Age, 1789-1836, ed. Alvin Sullivan, 314-319. In applications for RLF aid (case 1167), Heraud repeatedly claimed editorship of and frequent contributions to the Monthly but never mentioned the New Monthly. [This note clarifies and supersedes that in VPR 28 (1995), 291.] [12/07]

Editorship. Wellesley 3:169 gives dates of Cyrus Redding’s sub-editorship as February 1821 - September 1830; those of S. C. Hall as October 1830 - December 1830. Alter this to end Redding’s sub-editorship after July 1830 and begin Hall’s in August 1830. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 301.

NMM 176 Preface, 2 (Dec. 1821), iii-xii. Thomas Campbell. Additional evidence: EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 301.

NMM 282 Talma, 5 (July 1822), 12-19. R. L. Sheil. Additional evidence: EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 325.

NMM 711 Giulio, a tale: an improvisation of Bonaparte, 13 (Feb. 1825), 119-128. Delete Napoleon I as author. See EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 297-298.

NMM 969 Recollections of Turkey (No. 1), 17 (Oct. 1826), 305-314. William Wilkinson. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 347. Also Nos. 2-5, #s 1019, 1052, 1086, 1097.

NMM 997 A Canadian campaign (Part I), 17 (Dec. 1826), 541-548. For clarification of evidence, see EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 325-326. Also Parts 2-5, #s 1022, 1033, 1058, 1070.

NMM 1018 The clubs of St.James (No.1), 19 (Feb. 1827), 128-136. Delete Charles Marsh. Add: Prob. Colin Mackenzie (1797-1854)--not the Colin Mackenzie of Wellesley; or Unidentified elderly Anglo-Irish gentleman, as told to Colin Mackenzie (1797-1854). EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 291-92. Also Nos. 2-3, NMM 1030, 1044.

NMM 1079 The Dominican: a story of the Plague of Naples. 20 (July 1827), 37-49. Add: Charles Macfarlane. Reprinted in Charles Macfarlane , The Romance of History. Italy (New York: J. and J. Harper, 1832). [3/14]

NMM 1154 A Swiss tour (No. I): Geneva, Chamouni, mountains, glaciers, etc., 22 (Jan. 1828), 76-82. John Carne. In an undated letter to Richard Bentley that was written between Aug. 1829 and January 1830, when he was preparing a book on Switzerland for publication, Carne asked Bentley for copies of the issues of NMM that contained certain of his earlier articles, which he wished to re-use in the new book: ‘I beg you will send me immediately the New Monthly’s in which the Swiss Papers were inserted, in order to revise them for The Tour (the No. was 5 printed in sucession a year & half since)’ [letter in private possession]. A postscript to the letter promised Bentley that ‘You shall have the greater part for the Press next week,’ but the book was slow to appear. With ts title changed slightly to Letters from Switzerland and Italy, during a late tour, it was finally published, according to its title page, in 1834, ‘for Henry Colburn by Richard Bentley,’ though Bentley records show that it was actually published in 1833. Carne was not responsible for the delay; in December 1830 he had told his father that ‘Colburn is now retiring from business, and has taken in Bentley as a partner: their affairs are in so complicated a case, that though they owe me money, such is the stagnation of business in the book trade, I canot get a pound more from them’ [John Carne Letters 1813-1837, ed. Joseph Carne Ross (priv. printed, 1885), 247]. [8/06]

NMM 1159 A Swiss tour (No. II), 22 (Feb. 1828), 129-139. John Carne. See evidence for NMM 1154. [8/06]

NMM 1170 A Swiss tour (No. III). 22 (March 1828), 209-215. John Carne. See evidence for NMM 1154. [8/06]

NMM 1176. The philosophy of clubs (No. 1): The Beefsteak, 22 (March 1828), 261-273. Authorship unidentified, but see EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 293 for this and #s. 1193, 1207, 1250, and 1273.

NMM 1198 A Swiss tour (No. IV), 22 (May 1828), 438-444. John Carne. See evidence for NMM 1154. [8/06]

NMM 1225 A Swiss tour (No. V), 23 (July 1828), 53-59. John Carne. See evidence for NMM 1154. [8/06]

NMM 1249 English residents abroad (Part I), 23 (Sept. 1828), 242-146. John Carne? See NMM 1289 below; Parts I and II are presumably written by the same person. [8/06]

NMM 1289 English residents abroad (Part II, concl.), 23 (Dec. 1828), 559-565. Probably John Carne. At the top of the letter quoted at NMM 1154, asking for copies of issues in which some of his articles had appeared, Carne wrote ‘Decr 1828 / May 1829 / July ----.’ May and July 1829 issues both contain articles by Carne; see NMM 1351 and 1378 below. This is the Dec. 1828 article most likely to be his; in his articles and books Carne returns over and over to tales of ‘English residents abroad.’ [8/06]

NMM 1310 A tour in Mexico in 1827 (Part 1), 25 (February 1829) 155-162. Pascoe Grenfell Hill. Claimed not in his RLF application of 1 Nov. 1859 but in his second application, 3 Dec. 1860. [6/04]

NMM 1318 Literary miseries (March 1829) 211-216. Add Catherine Gore. Reprinted as 'A popular author' in her 'Sketches of English character' (1846). [2013].

NMM 1351 Convent of St. Bernard, 25 (May 1829), 452-458. Delete present entry. Insert the following in its place: John Carne. Repr., with slight deletions and rearrangements, in Carne, Switzerland, 172, 175-191. The letter quoted at NMM 1154 continues with a request that Bentley also send ‘the Magazine in which the Paper of Mont St Bernard was inserted.’ See evidence for NMM 1289; this is the May 1829 article that Carne wanted to use. (The first sentence of the article, to which Wellesley refers, but only the first sentence, may be an editor’s or sub-editor’s.) [8/06]

NMM 1378 Sketches of travelling manners and society (No. I), 26 (July 1829), 55-61. John Carne. Repr., with some deletions, in Switzerland, 96-97 and 161-70. Carne’s request for copies of his articles referred to at NMM 1351 and earlier continues: ‘there were also, I believe, some of the”Travelling Recollection” Papers inserted while I was abroad this time—be so kind as send me these also, something may be culled from them.’ See NMM 1289 above; this is the July 1829 article of his list. [8/06]

NMM 1411 Travelling manners and society (concl.), 26 (Sept. 1829), 291-296. John Carne. See evidence for NMM 1378, the first in the series. The style is Carne’s: generalizations and abstractions followed by anecdotal histories of various lengths. As Wellesley notes, this is numbered V, presumably an error for II. [8/06]

NMM 1440 Recollections of a Göttingen student (Part I). 26 (Dec 1829), 515-523. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See Essaka Joshua and Eleoma Joshua, “William Weir, Thomas Jane Arnold, and the Attribution of Articles in the Wellesley Index and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,” The Scottish Historical Review 86.2 (October, 2007): 319-327. [3/14]

NMM 1450 Recollections of a Göttingen student (Part II). 28 (Jan 1830), 12-20. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See NMM 1440. [3/14]

NMM 1460 < 1469: ‘The malt and beer duties,’ 28 (Jan. 1830), 87-89, should be numbered #1460, not #1469. [8/06]

NMM 1468 Recollections of a Göttingen student (Part III). 28 (Feb 1830), 145-154. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See NMM 1440. [3/14]

NMM 1480 Recollections of a Göttingen student (No. IV). 28 (Mar 1830), 245-254. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See NMM 1440. [3/14]

NMM 1491 Recollections of a Göttingen student (No. V). 28 (Apr 1830), 340-348. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See NMM 1440. [3/14]

NMM 1496 Notice of the life of Lord Byron by Mr. Moore, and remarks on those notices by Lady Byron, 28 (Apr. 1830), 377-82. Delete last line of Wellesley’s entry. The article is indeed signed, in all capital letters: THOMAS CAMPBELL. [8/06]

NMM 1503 Recollections of a Göttingen student (No. VI). 28 (May 1830), 423-435. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See NMM 1440. [3/14]

NMM 1539 Recollections of a Göttingen student (No. VII, concl.) 29 (Aug 1830), 117-120. Replace information after page numbers with: Thomas Jane Arnold. See NMM 1440. [3/14]

NMM 1731 Lord Brougham, the man of the time, 32 (Dec. 1831), 507-522. E. L. Bulwer. Evidence is misquoted, leading in Pt. B to a false conclusion. Le Marchant's quotation should read 'Young Bulwer has just published a life of the Chancellor in the New Monthly. He had applied to me through Young for materials.' EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 301.

NMM 1760 The state of the drama, 34 (Feb. 1832), 131-135. Delete E. L. Bulwer. Add Thomas James Serle. John Russell Stephens, "E. Bulwer-Lytton: A Misattributed Article Identified," N&Q 33 (1986), 161.

NMM 1773 Political conveniences; or, The results of the Reform Bill: a dialogue, 34 (March 1832), 241-248. E. L. Bulwer?? EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 347.

NMM1830 … Shelley at Oxford …, 35 (July 1832), 65-73. T. Jefferson Hogg, not T. S. Hogg.

NMM 1955 The late Mr. O’Keeffe, 38 (May 1833), 35-45. Add: edited by Adelaide O’Keeffe. Wellesley attributes this to John O’Keeffe alone, while the ODNB credits it to Adelaide O’Keeffe alone (perhaps somewhat ambiguously saying that she ‘published’ it). The headnote to which Wellesley seems to be by Adelaide O’Keeffe, who in her writings about her father usually refers to herself in the 3rd person singular, as ‘the Editor’ or, as here, somehow just as remote and impersonal as ‘the same affectionate assistant.’ Moreover, in her ‘Memoir’ of her father prefixed to O’Keeffe’s Legacy to his daughter, being The Poetical Works of the late John O’Keefe, Esq. (London: Published for the editor by G. Whittaker & Co., 1834), she says that in the last years of his life,‘he dictated upwards of sixty pages of additional anecdotes, which, since his decease, the Editor [daughter] forwarded as a present from the Author [father] to Mr. Colburn,’ hoping that she would work them into a second edition of O’Keeffe’s Recollections of his life. These ten pages were perhaps abstracted from those ‘upwards of sixty pages’ of anecdotes. Fortunate if so, for no second edition appeared. [8/06]

NMM 2011 The first of September, 39 (September 1833), 52-63 Signed Sylvanus Swanquill, Esq. Add: John Hewitt. See Boase I:1455. [2013]

NMM 2144 My First Duel, 41 (August 1834), 488-492. Signed Ephraim Twigg, Add: James White, Reprinted in The Adventures of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin, the Pic-Nic, and Other Tales by James White. [2013]

NMM 2149 A Visit to “The Broads” [Norfolk], 42 (Sept. 1834), 19-27. Edmund Saul Dixon? EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 326.

NMM 2267 Taxes on necessaries versus taxes on knowledge (No. I), 44 (Aug. 1835), 485-499. Richard Mackenzie Bacon, prob. L. Langley, VPR 23 (1990), 66-67. Also 46 (Apr. 1836), 487-493, #2354.

NMM 2354 Taxes on necessaries versus taxes on knowledge. 46 (Apr. 1846), 487-493. Richard Mackenzie Bacon, prob. See evidence for no. 2267

NMM 2408 The journals of the provinces, 48 (Oct. 1836), 137-149. Richard Mackenzie Bacon, prob. Upgrade from ?. Langley, VPR 23:66-67.

NMM 3536 The monster meeting, 70 (Feb. 1844), 250-254. s/ . George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3555 Social nuisances: the lap-dog, 70 (Apr. 1844), 511-514. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3557 The duty of self-commemoration, 70 (Apr. 1844), 529-532. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3589 The perfidious engineer: a tale of the iron age, 71 (July 1844), 279-297. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3601 Le peuple souriquois: an historical sketch by a mouse, 71 (Aug. 1844), 425-430. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3614 Social piracy; or, The rovings, roamings, motions, locomotions, peregrinations, pouncings, manoeuvres, and mauraudings, great larcenies and petty larcenies of Mr. and Mrs. Hawke and the young Hawkes (Part I), 72 (Sept. 1844), 1-17. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3628 Social piracy; or, The rovings, roamings, motions, locomotions, peregrinations, pouncings, manoeuvres, and mauraudings, great larcenies and petty larcenies of Mr. and Mrs. Hawke and the young Hawkes (Part II), 72 (Oct. 1844), 168-179. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3642 Social piracy; or, The rovings, roamings, motions, locomotions, peregrinations, pouncings, manoeuvres, and mauraudings, great larcenies and petty larcenies of Mr. and Mrs. Hawke and the young Hawkes (Part III), 72 (Nov. 1844), 351-362. George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

NMM 3703 An excursion up the Oronooka (Part III) …. 73 (April 1845) Delete ‘concl.’ See #s 3716, 3726.

NMM 3727 The Carnival at Cologne, 74 (June 1845), 258-269. Richard H. Horne. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

NMM 4087 Gossip on Parisian authors, 81 (Nov. 1847), 327-332. Add: Robert Blakey. In several applications for RLF assistance (case 1144), Blakey listed 'Colburn's Magazine' as one of those to which he had contributed but did not identify his articles. Though Colburn's connection with the NMM had ceased at the end of 1845, many continued for years to call it 'Colburn's Magazine.' This article is reprinted in the Memoirs of Dr. Robert Blakey, ed. Henry Miller (London: Trübner, 1879), 143-157. Our thanks to Roger Hawkins for this reference. [2013]

NMM 4105 La comica rapita [the stolen shirt] 82 (Jan 1848), 3-14. Add: Dudley Costello, prob. Attributed by George Augustus Sala in Paris Herself Again in 1878-9, 5th edition (London: Remington & Co., 1880): 56. [3/14]

NMM 4132 The richest commoner in England, 82 (March 1848), 269-280. Delete R. S. Surtees. Add: Author unidentified. Altick, VPR 23 (1990) 67. Also #s 4148, 4163, 4184, 4203, 4214, 4239, 4250.

NMM 4483 The cruise of the Frolic, 88 (March 1850), 293-315. W. H. G. Kingston. First publication of the book of the same title was earlier than the U.S. edition cited in Wellesley: London, 1863, by Sampson Low, Son & Marston (RLF case 1747). [12/04]

NMM 4649 The Money Banks Field: a tale founded on fact, 91 (Mar 1851), 327-333. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

NMM 4661 Major Edwardes’s Year on the Punjab Frontier, 91 (Apr. 1851), 475-479. Robert Bell 1800-1867. Bell to Richard Bentley, 1 Apr. [1851], claimed ‘5 pages in the New Monthly’ on this work (ms. now at U.Illinois-Urbana). Bentley, the publisher of Edwardes’s book, paid Bell for reviewing it in at least 3 non-Bentley periodicals. My thanks to Richard Ford for this information. [4/05]

NMM 4683 The miner's tale, founded on a tradition current among the miners of Caernarvonshire 92 (Jun 1851), 177-190. Add: George Walter Thornbury. See AM 1269. [3/14]

NMM 4782 94 (February 1852) Correct title: Niebuhr, not Neibuhr. [6/04]

NMM 5177 More Stray Letters from the Seat of War, 102 (December 1854) 454-467. Yes, by Ellen Wood, but delete “concl.” Five more letters from “Ensign Thomas Pepper,” all by Mrs. Wood, appeared in the next year (which Wellesley does not cover):

Tom Pepper’s Letters from the Crimea (no. 4), 103 (Feb. 1855), 153-166.
Ensign Pepper’s Letters from the Crimea (no. 5), 103 (Apr. 1855), 418-32.
Ensign Peppers Letters from the Crimea (no. 6), 104 (June 1855), 141-155
Ensign Pepper’s Letters from the Crimea (no. 7), 105 (Oct. 1855), 34-46.
Ensign Pepper’s Letters from Sebastapol (no. 8, concl.), 105 (Nov. 1855), 283-296.

Burgauer’s Mrs. Henry Wood …, cited in Wellesley’s #5118, identifies these articles as Mrs. Wood’s, noting volume numbers and a single generic title; he made the identifications on the authority of Charles Wood’s brief references in his biographies of his mother: Argosy 43, (Apr. 1887), 269, and Memorials of Mrs. Henry Wood (London: Bentley, 1894), 279-280. I am indebted to Michael Flowers for this information. [6/04]

NMM: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Some of these may have contributed after 1854, when Wellesley’s indexing ends.

Astley, Henry Baldwin. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Ayckbourn, Thomas Herman, 1780-1870. Barrister. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Badcock, John, bookseller. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Bannister, Saxe. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Barwell [née Bacon], Louisa Mary. Contributed, perhaps from 1830 on. ODNB. [8/06]

Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy. According to Redding, ‘She had contributed several short papers to the Magazine, the first of which was called "The Harp,” a translation from the German, but her contributions were not exactly up to the mark, being rather heavy, and wanting that spirit and buoyancy which were best adapted for a periodical of the character of the "New Monthly”’ (Campbell 2:32). Only ‘The Harp’ (NMM 81) is identified in Wellesley. [8/06]

Blair, Alexander. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328.

Clarke, William. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Corner, Mortimer. Ann Corner, his widow, applied for RLF assistance 1 Nov. 1824 (case 525); Henry Colburn rewrote a sentence in her letter to state that Corner ‘assisted in various departments of the New Monthly Magazine.’ Colburn also wrote separately to authenticate Corner’s claim, declaring that Corner had done this work for 4 or 5 years until his death in August 1824 and thus putting most of it within the years covered by Wellesley (though much of it may have appeared among the compilations and shorter articles bound into each year’s third volume; Wellesley omits these). See Part B below. [8/06]

Dilke, Charles Wentworth, 1789-1864. ‘Memoir’ by his grandson, prefixed to Dilke’s Papers of a critic, claims but does not identify contributions by Dilke in 1822-23 and 1827-29 (1:15, 19). [4/05]

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 Wellesley does not cover [12/07]

Fitzadderley, Charles. Pseudonym of John Hall? EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186

Fleming, Samuel, born c.1769; still living 1839. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

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 Guatemala (NMM 852, 862, Dec. 1825, Jan. 1826) may deserve a careful look; Gorostiza was a Mexican politician as well as dramatist. [12/07]

Grant, James Gregor. Applying for Royal Literary Fund assistance (case 1736), 8 Jan. 1870, he added: “Tales, Reviews, Essays, in various magazines and newspapers—amongst others, at one period, ‘The new monthly magazine.’” The implication is that “one period” was many years in the past. He was born in 1799, published a novel and contributed to at least one periodical in 1838, and may have contributed even earlier. It is impossible to identify his contribution(s) to NMM. [12/04]

Hall, John. See Fitzadderley above. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Hannay, James. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Isaacson, Stephen. 1798-1849. Claimed that he had contributed to the “Magazines of Fraser, Coulburne, Ainsworth, & Xn. Remembrancer” (RLF case 1219); many contributors referred to NMM as “Colburn’s magazine.” He gave no dates; calling it Colburn’s indicates no later than Nov. 1845. See Fraser’s above. [6/04]

Kendall, Edward Augustus, FSA; formerly in Canadian civil service. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Kent, (William) Charles. Claimed (RLF case 1892) that NMM had published his “Poems on the Poets during many months” but gave no indication of the year. [12/04]

Manners, Miss Maria Wilhelmina, born c.1798. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 186. Perhaps verse?

Merle, William Henry. ODNB identifies as a contributor sometime between the 1820s and the mid-1840s; possibly he contributed only verse. [4/05]

Nugent, Eugene. c.1802-1835. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 362.

Richardson, William. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 353.

Talfourd, Thomas Noon. The DNB claimed that ‘The dramatic department of the “New Monthly” was entirely under [Talfourd’s] direction for several years’; the ODNB specifies the years, saying Talfourd was NMM’s ‘drama critic from 1820 to 1831.’ Both DNB and ODNB entries for Charles Reece Pemberton identify Talfourd as the author of a Sept. 1828 NMM article praising Pemberton’s performances as Shylock and Virginius. None of the articles thus described or alluded to can be found in the NMM volumes covered by Wellesley—but Wellesley excludes every third volume between 1821 and 1834, that is, vols. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, and 36. The article on Pemberton should be in vol. 24; by ODNB’s count, Talfourd was responsible for the NMM’s drama criticism in vols. 1 through 33. [12/07]

Tooke, William, 1777-1863. According to Gentleman’s Magazine, ‘In his early days Mr. William Tooke had been an occasional contributor to the "New Monthly Magazine”’ (215 [Nov. 1863], 659). While ‘his early days’ suggests that Tooke contributed to the 1814-1820 volumes not covered by Wellesley, attention should be called to two articles. NMM 3655, ‘Voices from the deep; a yarn,’ 72 (Dec. 1844), 511-515, is signed M.M.M., known to be Tooke’s signature (and his father’s before him, standing for the family motto, Militia Mea Multiplex). Tooke was still publishing in 1844, at 67. An early article, NMM 193, ‘On the state and improvement of the fine arts in England,’ 4 (Jan. 1822), 17-21, is signed W.W.W., perhaps an inverted M.M.M. Tooke had a leading role in the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce and the Royal Literary Fund and was among the founders of the London University, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [8/06]

Tweddell, George Markham. Born 1823; still living at end of Nov. 1895. In his frequent applications to the Royal Literary Fund (case 1517), he often did not identify periodicals to which he had contributed; when he did (never citing individual articles or dates), he included NMM. Since Wellesley covers NMM only through 1854 and only prose contributions, questions remain: when did Tweddell contribute, and what? He was contributing to periodicals by 1845; he contributed mainly prose, on a wide variety of subjects, but also wrote sonnets. Since the London journals to which this Yorkshireman contributed were perhaps a cut below Wellesley’s (other titles he included were Belle Assemblée, Howitt’s Journal, and London Journal), one is tempted to assume that he contributed to NMM in its declining years. Nevertheless, here he is to consider. He published a book on Shakespeare in 1852, taught in a Ragged School in Lancashire, returned to Yorkshire about 1860. [6/04]

NMM after Wellesley’s coverage

Gibson, William Sidney. An obituary notice in NMM (n.s. 148 [1871], 244) speaks of ‘his numerous contributions to our pages’; he wrote, according to this account, as ‘a zealous antiquary and archæologist, … a practical geologist and a true naturalist.’ Probably all his articles appeared after 1854. [8/06]

Mrs. Sullivan. The Deepdale Mystery (Feb. 1867 – May 1868). Claimed by Mrs. Sullivan to Robt. Bentley, 23 March [1868]; she has retained the copyright and is looking for a publisher to bring this out in book form (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). This cannot be Mrs. Frederick (Arabella Jane) Sullivan, née Wilmot (1796-1839), two of whose books were published by Bentley in 1833 and 1835. Perhaps NMM’s ‘Deepdale Mystery’ was the work eventually published by the Religious Tract Society in 1872 as Deepdale End: its joys and sorrows, by the author of "The Cottage on the Shore,” etc. [8/06]


NEW REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 3]

NewR 456 Mother’s hands, Pt. 1. 8 (March 1893), 281-289. Add: Translated by Elizabeth Robins Parkes. Sue Thomas, ‘Elizabeth Robins and the New Review,’ VPR 28 (1995), 63-66. [8/06]

NewR 475 Mother’s hands, Pt. 2. 8 (Apr. 1893), 408-418. Add: Translated by Elizabeth Robins Parkes. As #456. [8/06]

NewR 485 Mother’s hands, Pt. 3, concl.). 8 (May 1893), 517-526. Add: Translated by Elizabeth Robins Parkes. As #456. [8/06]

NewR 589 A lucky sixpence, 10 (Jan. 1894), 105-126. Elizabeth Robins Parkes. As #456. [8/06]

NewR 652 ‘Dedicated to John Huntley,’ 10 (June 1894), 746-758. Signed in Contents: The Author of ‘A Lucky Sixpence.’ Elizabeth Robins Parkes. See #589. [8/06]

NINETEENTH CENTURY [Wellesley vol. 2]

NC: Unidentified contributions

Gray, Maria Georgina (Shirreff). According to ODNB, she contributed. [4/05]


QUARTERLY REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 1]

QR 23 Tour in Germany, 31 (Apr. 1824), 174-197. Perhaps Henry Crabb Robinson, not J. J. Blunt? Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 325.

QR 29 Funding system, 31 (March 1825), 263-311. Add: with alterations by William Huskisson. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 319.

QR 34 Artizans and machinery, 31 (March 1825), 391-419. Delete “prob.” Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 319.

QR 60 West Indian slavery, 32 (Oct. 1825), 506-543. John Miller and J. T. Coleridge. Delete final clause. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 319-20

QR 78 Irish absentees, 33 (March 1826), 455-473. Delete suggestion of Campbell and query after Edwards. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 320.

QR 88 Anderson’s Mission to Sumatra, 34 (June 1826), 99-110. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 326, proposes John Barrow.

QR 120 Travels in Southern Russia and Georgia, 35 (March 1827), 363-403. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 326, proposes John Barrow (but Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 320, had proposed George James Pennington).

QR 122 Sandwich Islanders, 35 (March 1827), 419-445. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 326, proposes John Barrow.

QR 168 Sparks, Life and Travels of John Ledyard, 38 (July 1828), 85-113. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 326-27, proposes John Barrow.

QR 170 Continental travelling nd residence abroad, 38 (July 1818), 145-172 (and see Wellesley 4:798). Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 327, says “Unidentified, possibly with John Barrow” but not by Barrow.

QR 230 Life and public services of Sir Stamford Raffles, 42 (March 1830), 405-450. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 327, suggests John Barrow, prob.

QR 267 Beechey--Tahiti and Beering’s Straits, 45 (Apr. 1831), 57-97. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 328, proposes deleting Basil Hall; adding John Barrow.

QR 302 Naval and military memoirs, 47 (Marh 1832), 133-169. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 328, proposes deleting Lockhart; adding John Barrow.

QR 320 Earle--New Zealand and Tristan D’Achuna, 47 (Oct. 1832), 132-165. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 328, proposes deleting Lockhart; adding John Barrow.

QR 341 Dry rot, 49 (Apr. 1833), 125-135. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 328, proposes deleting Lockhart; adding John Barrow.

QR 442 Essays of Fisher Ames; Sir Robert Peel, 53 (Apr. 1835), 548-573. Unidentified. Delete suggestion of J. W. Croker. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 320.

QR 456 Barrow [jr.], Visit to Iceland, 54 (Sept. 1835), 355-368. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 328, proposes John Barrow.

QR 467 Pringle and Moodie on South Africa, 55 (Dec. 1835), 74-96. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 328, proposes deleting Lockhart; adding John Barrow.

QR 521 Travels and adventures in Eastern Africa: the manners, customs, &c., of the Zoolus, 58 (Feb. 1837), 1-29 (and see Wellesley 4:799). Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 329, proposes ignoring Wellesley’s flip-flopping on this and gives art. to John Barrow.

QR 524 Wellington’s Dispatches, 58 (Feb. 1837), 82-107. Delete entry; add Unidentified. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 320

QR 567 Wellsted--Arabia, 61 (Apr. 1838), 301-326. Delete suggestions of possible collaborators. By John Barrow alone. Cutmore, VPR 28 (1995), 329.

QR 568 The Texas 61 (Apr. 1838), 326-362. Delete “prob.” Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 321

QR 641 Lord Wellesley’s Poems, 65 (March 1840), 527-537. Abraham Hayward and John Wilson Croker. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 321. [Wellesley 1 gives to Croker only and Wellesley 4 Corr. gives to Hayward only.]

QR 695 Margaret Davidson, 69 (Dec. 1841), 91-110. J. W. Croker. Delete “prob.” See Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 321

QR 902 Memoirs of Viscountess Sundony, 82 (Dec. 1847), 94-108. Delete attribution. See Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 321

QR 1046 Junius, 90 (Dec. 1851), 91-163. David Trevena Coulton. Delete DNB as source and re-cast evidence to read: Murray gives ‘W. T. Coulton,’ apparently his usual mistaken version of the name. Writing to Octavian Blewitt on 6 Jan. 1863, at the request of D. T. Coulton’s widow, who was applying for RLF assistance 5 years after his death (case 1615), John Murray refers to him as ‘the late W. T. Coulton’ and continues: ‘I first knew him as a contributor to the Quarterly, to which he contributed, at least 5 articles, one of which, to prove Lord Lyttelton the author of Junius made considerable noise at the time. He afterwards became editor of a newspaper [as D. T. Coulton did of The Press].’ See also Lockhart, Life, 2:345-6.[4/05]

QR 1099 Generalizations …. Last line on page, read “Apr. 1859,” not 1839.

QR 1176 The charities and the poor of London, 97 (Sept. 1855), 407-450. Refute present entry; add: Andrew Wynter. Bishop, VPR 29 (1996), 306-314.

QR 1323 The Missing Link and the London poor, 108 (July 1860), 1-34. Query present entry; add: Possibly Andrew Wynter. Bishop, VPR 29 (1996), 306-314.


SAINT PAULS [Wellesley vol. 3]

StP 499 School board comedies, 12 (March 1873), 290-295. William Brighty Rands. EMC, VPR 34 (2001) 347.

StP 607 A career out of parliament, 14 (March 1874), 352-360. William Brighty Rands. EMC, VPR 34 (2001) 348.


TAIT’S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE [Wellesley vol. 4]

Tait 229 The two great northern universities [King’s and Marischal Colleges at Aberdeen], 3 (May 1833), 182-191. Delete J. S. Blackie. Add John Hill Burton. Attrib. by William Keith Leask in his introduction to Neil N. MacLean, Life at a Northern University, 4th ed. (Aberdeen 1917), xvi n. [citation kindly provided by Stuart Wallace]. Burton, an Aberdeen native, was born in the same year as Blackie; they overlapped as students at Marischal College and both then studied law in Aberdeen. Both contributed to Tait’s. [12/04]

Tait 272 Pitcairn’s Criminal Trials, 3 (Jul 1833), 511-525. Replace J. H. Burton with J. H. Burton? Although on page 521 the author states that "we shall afterwards advert" to Scottish witch trials in a separate art., possibly referring to no. 657, a Burrows analysis questions this attribution. See Alexis Antonia and Ellen Jordan, “Checking Some Wellesley Index Attributions by Empirical ‘Internal Evidence’: The Case of Blackie and Burton” Authorship 1.1 (Fall 2011). My thanks to Alexis Antonia for bringing this study to my attention. [3/14]

Tait 347 Notes on Paris …, 4 (Nov. 1833), 145-149. Delete “no more published.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001) 348.

Tait 431 On a criticism of Niebuhr, 5 o.s. 1 n.s. (April 1834) 188-189. s/ B. Delete entry, with its attribution to John Stuart Blackie. Add: John Hill Burton, prob. A year earlier, Burton had contributed #229; see above. The first article that can safely be attributed to Blackie, #803, did not appear until 3 years later and carried no signature. Burton, a historian educated in the classics, contributed a great deal to Tait’s in the 1830s. [Wellesley attributes to Burton 4 later articles signed B.--#s 1804, 1846, 1870, and 1878; and to Blackie 2 others--#s 1522 and 1719. The evidence is often tenuous for these and also for several other articles given to the two men.]

Tait 489 Tytler's History of Scotland [Vol. V], 5 OS, 1 NS (Sep 1834), 521-527. Replace J. H. Burton, prob with J. H. Burton? Although the writer shows professional concern for Scottish historiography, and Burton later wrote a history of Scotland, a Burrows analysis questions this attribution. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 567 Phadde and his Friends (Chaps I and II), 6os, 2ns (April 1835), 227-235. Add: James White. An endorsement on a manuscript page of Tait 659 identifies White as the author of "Phadde and his Friends"; a surviving section of the manuscript of "Phadde and his Friends" is in the same handwriting as Tait 659. [2013]

Tait 616 On Advertisements; and advertising, considered as one of the fine arts, 6os, 2ns (September 1835), 575-582. Add: Richard Henry Hengist Horne. An endorsement on a surviving manuscript page identifies Horne as the author. [2013]

Tait 659 On the employment of patronage in church and state, 7os, 3ns (January 1836), 34-38. Add: James White. An endorsement on a surviving manuscript page identifies White as the author. [2013]

Tait 674 Phadde and his Friends" (Chapter III), 7os,3ns (February 1836), 123-133. Add: James White. See Tait 567, above. [2013]

Tait 687 Phadde and his Friends" (Chapter IV), 7os, 3ns (April 1836), 229-235. Add: James White. See Tait 567, above. [2013]

Tait 729 Phadde and his Friends (chap v., conclusion), 7os, 3ns (August 1836), 497-501. Add: James White. See Tait 567, above. [2013]

Tait 901 Tytler's History of Scotland [Vol. VI], 8 OS, 4 NS769-780 Replace J. H. Burton, with J. H. Burton? See Tait 489 and 272. [3/14]

Tait 1227 Robert Owen and socialism, 22 o.s. (Sept. 1840), 545-553. Attribute to J. S. Blackie, not Balckie.

Tait 1289 The cost of a reputation. A parable, 12 o.s., 8 n.s. (Apr. 1841), 230-234. Add Catherine Gore. Reprinted in her 'The Man of Fortune and other stories,' 1842. [2013].

Tait 1691 The politics of the New Testament, 15OS, 11NS (Dec 1844), 749-756. Replace: J. S. Blackie with J. S. Blackie? Although the argument for "individual judgment, against...ecclesiastical authority" (p. 752) is similar to Blackie's expressions in no. 1286, p. 208, a Barrows analysis questions this attribution. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1705 The Life and Rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, 16 OS, 12 NS (Jan 1845), 50-60. Replace J. H. Burton, prob with J. H. Burton? Although most of the same details of "Monmouth's rebellion" are presented in J. H. Burton, History of Scotland (1873), VII, 258-260, a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1746 American poetry, 16 o.s. (June 1845) 373-375. Elizabeth Barrett (Browning). EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

Tait 1769 The Works of De La Motte Fouqué, 16OS, 12NS (Aug 1845), 520-530. J. S. Blackie? Add: This already tenuous attribution has been further challenged by a Burrows analysis; see Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1782 Monastic studies, jests, and eccentricities, 16OS, 12NS, (Oct 1845), 620-628. Replace: J. H. Burton with J. H. Burton? Although the reflective opening here is comparable to Burton's in no. 1609, and Burton wrote many articles on church history, a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1811 Mr. Carlyle’s Oliver Cromwell Letters and Speeches, 17OS, 13NS, (Jan 1846), 38-50. Replace: J. S. Blackie with J. S. Blackie? Although Blackie reviewed Carlyle in no. 1522 and, in no. 1768, Richter, who is mentioned here (p. 38), a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1899 M'Cullagh's Industrial History of Free Nations, 17 OS, 13 NS (Oct 1846), 661-668. Replace: J. H. Burton, prob with J. H. Burton? Although the critical perspective is that of an historian interested in political economy (p. 661), a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1907 The Rev. Dr Lindsay Alexander’s Switzerland and the Swiss Churches, 17OS, 13NS, (Nov 1846), 729-736. Replace: J. S. Blackie, prob. with J. S. Blackie? Although the author, a Scottish religious controversialist (p. 729), takes a learned but wry approach passim to "modern [evangelical] itinerancy" (p. 729); and although the article is comparable in tone and style to nos. 1657 and 2480 for tone and style, a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. [3/14]

Tait 1977 Copenhagen, 18 o.s. (June 1847), 363-369. Delete attribution to William Hurton. Add: An abridgement (and translation) of a section of J. G. Kohl’s multi-volume Dänemark und den Herzogthümern Schleswig und Holstein (1846); the unidentified translator/abridger is not Hurton. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 358-9.

Tait 2546 The pools of Ellendeen, 22 o.s. (July 1851), 432-435. s/ C.A.M.W. Delete Charles Wooley. Add : Charlotte A. M. Wilkinson. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 348.

Tait 2580 Isbel’s ground, 22 o.s. (Oct. 1851), 604-606. s/ C.A.M.W. Delete Wooley. Add Charlotte A. M. Wilkinson. EMC, VPR 34 (2001) 348.

Tait 2595 The ghost-seer of Tresillion, 22 o.s. (Nov. 1851). 677-679. s/ C.A.M.W. Delete Wooley. Add Charlotte A. M. Wilkinson. EMC, VPR 34 (2001) 348

Tait 3132 26 o.s. (July 1855) Correct title: “The Maine Liquor Law movement,” not “Main.” [6/04]

Tait: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Armitage, Robert. VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Brunton, George. VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Knox, James. See Part B. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 362.

Leatherland, John Ayre, 1812-1868.VPR 26 (1993), 186. Might be verse.

Rowe, Richard. VPR 26 (1993), 186.


TEMPLE BAR [Wellesley vol. 3]

Intro., p.389, Editors: Edmund Yates: Delete ‘or October’ as terminal date of his editorship (and adjust n.16 accordingly). On 30 June 1867 he was paid for editing Temple Bar for the next quarter, July through September; there is no record of further payment for editing the magazine. Bentley Archives 2/62. Fn.15 misquotes Yates. See EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 359.[4/05]

TBar 7 Notes on circumstantial evidence, 1 (Dec. 1860), 91-98. W. S. Austin. Add better evidence. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 348.

TBar 13 Pantomimes, 1 (Jan. 1861), 181-187. Charles L. Kenney. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 349.

TBar 35 Daughters of Eve, 1 (March 1861), 483-495. C. L. Kenney. Add evidence. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 349. Also #s 57, 91, 125, 186, and 310.

TBar 50 Some curious cases, 2 (Apr. 1861), 131-140. W. S. Austin. Correct evidence. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 349.

TBar 343 Dining for the million, 9 (September 1863), 290-297. Charles Thomas Browne. s/ Harold King. In his application for RLF aid (case 1759), 30 March 1868, Browne said that in the last few years he had adopted this nom de plume and intended to continue using it; he referred the RLF Committee “to the Rev. E. Walford late editor of Once a Week” for confirmation of his identity as Harold King. The pseudonym was well-known; other recommenders also mentioned it. [12/04]

TBar 363 Comic literature, 9 (November 1863) 590-599. Delete suggestion that article may be by Edmund Yates. Add Andrew Halliday. Identified in Henry Silver’s ms. diary of Punch table-talk (British Library), entry for 4 Nov. 1863 (information provided by Patrick Leary). [6/04]

TBar 426 Gandler’s annuity, 11 (June 1864) 447-453. s/ A.H. Andrew Halliday, prob. Delete “Unidentified” and “Perhaps.” The identification of Halliday as a contributor in the preceding year (#363 above) encourages the equation of A.H. and Halliday. [6/04]

TBar 474 Tripping it lightly, 12 (Nov. 1864), 584-599. Delete question mark after Parkinson. Colby, VPR 29 (1996), 287.

TBar 492 The Playhouse of Spenchey, 13 (Jan. 1865), 258-263. Frederick Smallfield. Claimed by F. Smallfield in letter to “The Editor of ‘Temple Bar,’” 12 July 1876: “It is about ten years ago that a short article of mine called ‘The Play-house of Spenchey’ found favour with the then editor of ‘Temple Bar’ and a place in its pages” (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). [12/04]

TBar 614 “It fell upon a day,” 16 (February 1866) 395-405. R. A. Kempt. Conclusive evidence, better than parallels in wording: Kempt was paid 5 gns. for this article (Bentley Receipts 2:15). [6/04]

TBar 623 A true Bohemian, 16 (March 1866) 551-557. James Bowker. Delete the question mark. Bowker was paid £3.10/ for this (Bentley Receipts 2:15). [6/04]

TBar 745 Passing notes on our neighbours, 20 (May 1867) 179-183. Francis W. Tremlett. Delete “prob.” Bentley Archives 2/107, accounts page headed “Anonymous Authors,” includes this article; same hand adds “(Tremlett).” [6/04]

TBar 889 Six years in the prisons of England, 24 (October 1868) 321-340 [and subsequent installments: #s 902, 909, 917, 928, 939, 946]. Wellesley does not explain why it rejects Bentley’s claim that these articles were by a merchant using the pseudonym James Fairweather (known only as such to Bentley) and edited by Frank Henderson (repeated in the publisher’s records; see Turner, Bentley index). While the editor may have been the author, we need proof. [6/04]

TBar 1279 Taming of the Shrew, 35 (July 1872), 539-549. Yes, by Charles Cowden Clarke; however, delete everything after reference to Altick’s book. Add: Not only did Mary Cowden Clarke not submit this article; she did not know that it had appeared in TBar until told months later that it and some of her own poems had been published there (M. Cowden Clarke to ‘the Editor of "Temple Bar Magazine,’ 3 Jan. 1873 and later; Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois, reel 24). The Cowden Clarkes, living in Genoa at the time, said they did not know who gave Bentley a copy of the article; Charles C.C. had never contributed to TBar. [8/06]

TBar 1655 The progress of progression, 46 (March 1876), 361-384. Delete Thomas Thornville Cooper and most of evidence. Add Thomas Henry Cooper. The article deals not with travel in the sense that T. Thornville C. travelled to India and China but with the means of travelling even a few miles within England, from the springless coach on rutted roads at the start of the 17th century to horse-drawn carriages on rail ways to steam-driven vehicles. The second half of the article concentrates on contemporary railways—gauge, miles of rail, pilfering problems, etc. As Wellesley notes, Bentley records identify the writer as “Dr. Thomas ----- Cooper.” Thomas Henry Cooper was a surgeon, Fellow of the Royal Colege of Surgeons, and, most significantly, physician to both the Great Western and the Metropolitan Railways. The last 3 pages of this article discuss the physical dangers of railway travel, in conclusion quoting in full the claim “made against a [railway] company by evidently an honest claimant, and which was complied with willingly by the company without demur, upon the facts being verified” (383-384)—by Dr. Cooper, the house physician? (In his 20s, writing as a botanist, T. H. Cooper was guilty of plagiarism; his subsequent medical career seems untarnished.) [12/04]

TBar 1767 Maria Theresa, the Empress Queen, 49 (Apr. 1877), 506-523. Delete attribution; add Fanny Power Cobbe. Mitchell, VPR 34 (2001), 383-386.

TBar 1830 A cast for a fortune …, 51 (Dec. 1877), 469-492. Anna Kingsford. Additional identification: On 9 Apr. 1877 Edward Maitland, a relative and later a co-author, introduced her (with the story she wanted to publish in Temple Bar) to Bentley as “Mrs. Algernon Kingsford” (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois); again, see Boase.

TBar 1931 A Spanish ‘Enoch Arden,’ 54 (Dec. 1878), 553-562. (Miss) Mary Lovett Cameron. Delete ‘prob.’ and rest of entry. Add: In letter to Bentley dated 25 July 1879, Ms. Cameron wrote, ‘You put an article of mine called "a Spanish ‘Enoch Arden’ in the Decr. number [of Temple Bar] last year.’ A sibling, C. F. Cameron, had earlier written to Bentley about the deposit to Mary Lovett Cameron’s bank of payment for this article, perhaps causing Bentley’s confusion.. Both letters are in Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois, reel 24. [8/06]

TBar 1946 “Auld Robin Gray” (Part I), 55 (Feb. 1879), 263-288. s/ G.W.G. Mary R. Godfrey. For better evidence see EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 359.

TBar 1951 Lady Arabella Stuart, 55 (March 1879), 371-381. Delete attribution; add Fanny Power Cobbe. Mitchell, VPR 34 (2001), 383-386.

TBar 1983 Conventional “precedence,” 56 (July 1879), 382-391. Arthur Marwood Wilcox. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 359.

TBar 1987 Some theatrical recollections, 56 (August 1879) 458-468. J. H. Stocqueler / J. H. Siddons. Delete “prob.” Whether one takes Stocqueler or Siddons to be the real name and the other the pseudonym, they are the same man. This is signed “J. H. Siddons.” [6/04]

TBar 2015 The sealed letter, 57 (Nov. 1879), 372-390. Wellesley follows Bentley in identifying Alfred de Vigny as the author of the original and Henry Carnsew as the translator. Carnsew, it should be noted, did not know that he was translating de Vigny. Later (2 Dec. 1879) he wrote to the publisher: ‘The paper may be by Alfred de Vigny although I certainly never met with it in his works. I read it in a book called "Contes Populaires," published in 1838. "I need scarcely say that I had not the slightest intention of misleading you in any way & had I received any notice of the acceptance of the paper, or had the proof been sent to me, for correction I should probaly have [illegible word] it "From Contes Populaires" (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois, reel 24). [8/06]

TBar 2023 A colonial story, 57 (December 1879) 503-13. John Landers. Delete “prob.” EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 359.

TBar 2050 “A peculiar position,” 58 (March 1880), 363-387. Delete Christina; the story was by Christabel Mudie. Two letters from her (both signed thus in full) to “Mr. Bentley,” dated 24 and 27 February but with no year, discuss the revision and proofs of “my story” and accept Bentley’s offer to publish it in Temple Bar, though she fears that she has “crept into literature by the back door as it were, while other far worthier hands are still knocking hopelessly at the front.” It is “the absolutely ‘first’ production of a girl barely out of her teens,” and she is “particularly anxious my Father should not see” it. She wrote one of the letters from The Limes, Muswell Hill, which was the address of Charles Edward Mudie at least from 1875 through 1884. (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois; see Pt. B below.) The Temple Bar Authors’ ledger gives “Miss Christina Mudie,” written by a Bentley’s office clerk (BL Add.Ms. 46,564/109). In the absence of evidence calling it into question, I accept a person’s own signature over other versions of the name. [12/04]

TBar 2080 The strange story of Kitty Canham, 59 (July 1880), 341-350. Henrietta Tindal. Signed. In place of ref. to Allibone, insert the following: A note in The Academy, vol. 4 [?Sept. 1880], identified this as a reprint of a story in Once a Week 7 (1862). In a subsequent letter ‘To the Editor of the Academy,’ Charles H. Tindal, Henrietta’s son, ‘assume[d] the entire responsibility of the republication of that story, & have only to add that Mr. Bentley neither knew nor was he informed by any one that it had ever been published previous to its appearance in "Temple Bar" in July.’ Charles Tindal at the same time returned to Bentley the payment he had received for the story. To complicate matters further, in the 19 June 1880 issue of The Queen, Edward Walford had published ‘Romance of the House of Roseberg,’ which Charles Tindal described as ‘nothing but an adaptation of the story as written by my mother,’ with real names replacing pseudonyms. (Charles Tindal to George Bentley, with a copy of his letter to The Academy, 11 Sept. and 21 Sept. 1880: Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois, reel 53). The ODNB gives part of the story. [8/06]

TBar 2523 Recollections of Canning and Brougham, 72 (Nov. 1884), 322-332. For contributor, see Thomas Bradfield #1 in Part B, EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 349.

TBar 2710 Sir Greenhat, 78 (Oct. 1886) 213-226. Amend the present attribution to read: by Svend H. Grundtvig (1824-1883), who published it in his collection of Danish folklore; translated by Jane Mulley. In July 1879 she sent her translation to Bentley, who accepted it in Aug. 1879. In 1880 she called in person at New Burlington Street; in a 5 Jan. 1881 letter to Richard Bentley, she recapitulated her history with the publishing house, concluding that she was “very anxious not to be disappointed of the hope once held out to me of appearing in ‘Temple Bar’” (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). In March 1884 Mulley was paid 7 gns. for the translation, which still did not appear for another two and a half years (TBar accounts, BL Add.Ms. 46,564/180). Mulley eventually reprinted her translation in Fairy Tales from Afar translated from the Danish Popular Tales of Svend Grundtvig Author of ‘Ballads of Denmark,’ etc by Jane Mulley (London: Hutchinson, [1900]), 271-294. In a “Prefatory Note” she thanks “the Editor of Temple Bar for permitting me to reprint ‘Sir Greenhat’” (vii). The two printings differ only in Temple Bar’s old man wanting “something that your wife bears about with her beneath her belt” and the later volume’s old man demanding “that if ever your wife has a child it shall be mine.” In both his ignorance of his wife’s pregnancy prompts a laugh; could this touch explain the 7-year gap between Bentley’s acceptance of the tale and its publication? [12/04]

TBar 3218 Some particulars concerning the Rev. William Cole, 93 (Oct. 1891), 221-236. Richard Charles Browne. Add to evidence: Writing to George Bentley on 24 Dec. 1888, R. Charles Browne describes this article, which he is working on, and offers first refusal to TBar; revisions, abridgements, and illnesses follow, until, 30 Sept. 1891, he acknowledges payment for ‘Cole’ (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois).[4/05]

TBar 4146 Norman Ramsay, 117 (August 1899), 540-552. George Arthur Sinclair. Delete “prob.” Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois, contains 3 letters, dated between 15 Sept. 1898 and 4 May 1899, to “The Editor of Temple Bar,” all discussing this article and signed “George A. Sinclair.” He had written at least 3 previous letters, before May 1898, 29 July 1898, and in Dec. 1898 (none of these survive at either the BL or Illinois) and, as requested, had sent a revised and expanded version of the article. That some of his letters went unanswered for months suggests that he was caught in the editorial confusion consequent on Macmillan’s purchase of Temple Bar; he began the 15 Sept. 1898 letter “I see by the current No. of ‘Temple Bar’ that communications are to be addressed to you c/o Messrs. Macmillan & Co.” See Wellesley 3:389-390 nn.18, 23, for the problem of dating the transfer of editorial duties from Bentley to Macmillan’s people. [12/04]

TBar Vol. 80 appeared in May 1887, not 1886.

TBar: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Baldwin, Astley Henry. VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Hood, Thomas, the younger (1835-1874). In his RLF application, he claimed ‘occasional papers in prose & verse’ in TBar in 1862. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328-329. [8/06]

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. [12/07]


WESTMINSTER REVIEW [Wellesley vol. 3]

WR 38 Political Economy [by James Mill], 2 (Oct. 1824), 289-310. William Ellis. Delete question mark. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 293.

WR 81 Memoirs of the Affairs of Europe [by Lord John Russell], 4 (July 1825), 178-183. William Eyton Tooke. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 293.

WR 124 Spanish novels, 6 (Oct. 1826), 278-303. For corrected evidence see EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 349.

WR132 Poetry of L.E.L., 7 (Jan. 1827), 50-67). Correct 2nd col., 4th line, to read “and his tendency.”

WR 135 The Italian novelists, 7 (Jan. 1827), 115-126. Possibly Dr. Joachim dePrati. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 349-350.

WR 300 Patronage of art—literary works of M. A. Shee, P.R.A., 13 (July 1830), 197-217. Delete ‘Unidentified.’ Insert: Attributed to Charles Wentworth Dilke (1789-1864) by William Garrett, Charles Wentworth Dilke (Boston: Twayne, 1982), 235, on the authority of Liverpool Journal, 7 Sept. 1833, p. 286 [which I have been unable to verify].

WR 290 Greek Lexicons, &c. 13 (July 1830), 86-96. Delete entire entry, which contains crucial errors and offers no evidence that Edmund Henry Barker wrote for WR. Edmund Henry Barker and Charles Barker were not brothers; Edmund Henry therefore was not related by marriage to the WR editors. Add: Author unidentified. [2013]

WR 311 The Troades of Euripides. 13 (Oct. 1830), 375-377. Delete entire entry. Cf. correction above for WR 290. Add: Author unidentified. [2013]

WR 319 Brasse's Oedipus Colomeus. 13 (Oct. 1830), 488-494. Delete entire entry. Cf. correction above for WR 290. Add: Author unidentified. [2013]

WR 334 J. P. Corbett's Tour in Italy 14 (January 1831), 174-180. Add: Mary Shelley. This review contains strong similarities in wording and content to earlier essays by Mary Shelley regarding Italy, including WR 126 "English in Italy." We thank Nora Crook for pointing out this connection and providing a detailed analysis of the relevant similarities. [2013]

WR 345 Hincks's Greek Lexicon. 14 (Apr. 1831), 311-316. Delete entire entry. Cf. correction above for WR 290. These 4 articles ( WR 290. 311, 319, 345) may be by the same writer, but no evidence suggests that Edmund Henry Barker ever wrote for WR. Add: Author unidentified. [2013]

WR 401 Greek literature in Scotland, 16 (Jan. 1832), 90-110. Delete attribution to ‘John Stuart Blackie, prob.,’ at Wellesley 4:802-803. Add: George Milligan 1792-1858, prob. See Bk 1034, ‘Letter from Professor Dunbar and Mr. E. H. Barker, to the Editor of Blackwood’s Magazine,’ Blackwood’s 31 (Feb. 1832), 410-411, claiming that ‘The author of this article [WR 401] is understood to be a Mr. George Milligan.’ The writer of WR 401 attacks Dunbar’s work, giving Dunbar a reason for identifying the writer. Barker, who in 1831 collaborated with Dunbar on a book, contributed four articles on classical subjects to WR in 1830-1831 and may have had contacts at WR who could help him identify the writer. In short, though the evidence supporting the Milligan attribution is hearsay, it seems credible , while nothing supports Blackie as the contributor. Stuart Wallace, John Stuart Blackie. Scottish scholar and patriot (Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006), 123, n.23, rejects Wellesley’s attribution of this article to Blackie. He lists other later suggestions, none of whom seem likely contributors to WR.

WR 519 Robert Pitcairn’s Criminal Trials in Scotland, 19 (Oct. 1833), 332-360. Yes, by John Hill Burton, but Wellesley identifies the evidence inexactly. ‘A memoir of the author’ prefixed to the 1882 ‘new edition’ of Burton’s The Book-Hunter is not by Burton but by his widow, Katharine Burton, who quotes a letter from Burton to his mother dated 24 July 1833: ‘You are aware that I have long delayed an article on Criminal Trials for the “Westminster Review.” I have now set about it seriously, and am resolved not to stir until it is finished, which I hope may be on Saturday [27 July].’ The October issue was the next issue of WR.

London and Westminster Review

L&WR 759. Dr. Arnott, On Warming and Ventilating, 6/28 (Jan. 1838), 345-367. William Bridges Adams. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 294.

L&WR 766 Balzac, Dumas, Soulié, etc.; philosophy of fiction, 7/29 (Apr. 1838), 73-98. Delete attribution to Mary Margaret Busk. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 294-295.

L&WR 803 Literature of childhood, 33 (Oct. 1839), 137-162. Delete attribution to Mary Margaret Busk. Add Unidentified. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.

Westminster Review

WR 854 Critical and miscellaneous notices,36 (July 1841), 233-272. Pages 263-264, on Serle’s Joan of Arc. George Henry Lewes. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

WR 875 Critical and miscellaneous notices. 37 (January 1842) 234-235, s/ G.N. Delete attribution to Horace Grant, who usually signs as “G.” Wellesley’s argument is faulty, since the book noticed here is not a geography but Little Arthur’s History of England. [6/04]

WR 888 Frederick the Great, 38 (July 1842), 58-75. Edward Henry Michelsen, formerly Michalowitz. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.

WR 1116 Correspondence, 48 (January 1848) 553-563. Third item here, the second letter from Florence, is translated from the Berliner Nachrichten, not Nachruhten. [6/04]

WR 1150 Critical and miscellaneous notices. 50 (October 1848) Correct pages attributed to George Luxford to read 312-313, not 315. (Pp. 314-315 notice C. Egan’s Status of Jews in England.) [6/04]

WR 1219 Wallenstein [by Schiller, trans. by Coleridge], 53 (July 1850), 349-365. s/ G.H.E. George Henry [Christian] Egestorff. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 326.

WR 1412 The Crystal Palace, 62 (Oct. 1854). 534-550. Harriet Martineau. Delete 'prob.' and the last three lines of evidence, after '1407.' A receipt to John Chapman from Martineau for £10 received for this article confirms her authorship (BL Add. Ms. 56084, f. 45). (My thanks to Patrick Leary for this note.) [8/06]

WR 2461 The future of single women, 121 o.s., 65 n.s. (Jan. 1884), 151-162. Henrietta Müller. ODNB.[4/05]

WR 2506 The work of women as Poor Law guardians, 123 o.s., 67 n.s. (Apr. 1885), 386-395. Henrietta Müller. Delete ‘prob.’ ODNB.[4/05]

WR 2575 What woman is fitted for, 127 o.s., 71 n.s. (Jan. 1887), 64-75. Henrietta Müller. ODNB.[4/05]

WR 2731 Some aspects of the London School Board, 129 (June 1888), 701-712. Henrietta Müller. Delete ‘prob.’ ODNB.[4/05]

WR 2762 [Independent section:] United Australia and imperial federation, 130 (September 1888) 335-348. O.K., signed “Robert Christison,” but not by Sir Robert Christison. Delete attribution to Sir Robert in Pt. B of vol. 3 and in vol. 5. Sir Robert was a toxicologist and professor, successively, of medical jurisprudence, clinical medicine, and materia medica at the University of Edinburgh. Nothing associates him with Australia. Moreover, he died at the age of 84, on 27 Jan. 1882, over 6 1/2 years before the publication of this article, which deals with current issues. [6/04]

WR 2852. Henrik Ibsen: his men and women. Maria Sharpe, later Mrs. Karl Pearson. Draznin, VPR 24 (1991), 150.

WR 3290 Personality in art, 139 (June 1893), 646-653. Ella D’Arcy. s/ G. H. Page. ‘Gilbert H. Page’ was D’Arcy’s known pseudonym; she had studied fine art at the Slade School of Art. See ODNB.[4/05]

WR 3418 Characteristics of America’s chief poets, 142 (July 1894), 48-57. For author, see Thomas Bradfield #2 in Part B. Also #s 3432, 3462, 3474, 3491, 3543, 3616, 3640, 3717, 3894. 4012. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 350.

WR vol. 143, #s 3538 - 3548, should be dated June, not July, 1895.

WR: Unidentified contributions and misidentified contributors

Atherstone, Edwin. VPR 26 (1993), 186.

Bell, Gavin Mason, born 1806; economist. VPR 26 (1993), 187.

Gallenga, Antonio. VPR 26 (1993), 187.

Oxenford, John. Edmund Yates, Fifty years of London life. Memoirs of a man of The World (NY: Harper, 1885; the American publication of Yates’s Recollections and experiences), 204, refers to Oxenford’s ‘articles on Molière and other biographical papers in Knight’s Penny Cyclopædias and the Westminster Review.’ The one article identified as Oxenford’s in WR (1342) is not biographical, and authorship has been established of WR articles that could be called biographical. [12/07]

Sears, Edward Isidore. VPR 26 (1993), 187.

Stigand, William. In all four of his applications to the RLF (case #1706), from 1866 to 1870, he claimed that in addition to WR 1426, on Victor Hugo, he had contributed articles on contemporary literature to WR in 1853, 1854, and 1855. These may have included WR 1377, Contemporary literature of France (Oct. 1853); G. H. Lewes, who had claimed previous articles with this title, does not include this in his Receipts, and Stigand was living in Paris. In 1854 and 1855, several regular features were merged into a single “Contemporary Literature”; those whom Wellesley credits with various sections sometimes simply edited work by others; Stigand possibly contributed bits to #s 1386, 1395, 1404, 1413, 1421, 1429, 1437, or 1444. [6/04]

Tremenheere, John Henry. VPR 26 (1993), 187.


Volume 2: CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO VOLUME I

P.1194: ER 826. Delete last sentence: “No Part II was published.” Pt. II is ER 839.

Volume 4: CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO VOLUMES 1 - 3

P.788: FQR 716. Correct “de Waitty” to read “de Wailly.”

PART B (Vols. 1 - 4 ) / VOLUME 5

Reminder on notation: Authors shown with a star prefaced to their names (*) are new to the Wellesley-Curran indices. In these cases the entire entry, including information on specific articles, is new information. Authors without leading stars have been previously included in Wellesley and / or Curran indices. In these cases, the prior entries are altered by the indicated additions, deletions, and replacements.

[Starred entries indicate contributors not in Wellesley; other entries add to or correct Wellesley information.]

Acton, Henry, 1797-1843. Incorrect formatting, 5:4, col. b, makes Acton part of the name of Charles À Court and not a separate person. Take Acton’s name to the margin and print it in boldface. [8/06]

Adams, ----- [contributor to WR]. Add: Collected Works of John Stuart Mill 33:67 identifies this contributor as ‘clergyman.’ [8/06]

Adams, Walter Marsham. Add: died late April or early May 1899. Delete “lawyer”; add: wrote on fisheries; later an Egyptologist. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.[12/07]

Adolphus, John Leycester. Delete 1795 as year of birth; add bapt. 1794. ODNB [12/07]

Ady, Julia Mary (Cartwright). Add date of birth: 1851. ODNB under Cartwright, Julia Mary. [8/06]

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; . [12/07]

Alexander, Sir Gerge. Add: Real name was George Alexander Gibb Samson. ODNB. [8/06]

Alger, John ‘Goldsworthy.’ Delete ‘s’ in his middle name, which should read Goldworthy (his mother’s maiden name). ODNB. [8/06]

*Allen, Charles Manning, 1797-1880, Stuart pretender under alias Charles Edward Stuart.. CM 761. EMC, VPR 26 (1993).

*Allen, John Carter II, 1795-1872, Stuart pretender; aliasJohn Sobieski Stolberg Stuart; older brother of preceding. CM 601. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Allen, Roland. Change date of birth and add both date of death and occupation: 1868-1947, missionary. ODNB. [8/06]

Allinson, Thomas Richard, M.D. Add dates and occupation: 1858-1918. Dietician and businessman. ODNB. [8/06]

Amos, Sarah McLardie, née Bunting. Add dates and description: 1840/41 -1908. Political activist. Note spelling of middle name: McLardie, not Maclardie. ODNB. [8/06]

Anderson, Archer. Add: Died 1918. Confederate Army officer during the U.S. Civil War; American industrialist. Virginia Historical Society; online family and company sources. [8/06]

Anderson, Percy. 1851? -1928. House designer at the Gaiety under George Joseph Edwardes and at Her Majesty’s Theatre under Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. See ODNB entries for Edwardes and Tree; NPG supplies dates. [8/06]

Archer, Thomas Andrew. Delete present incomplete dating. In its place add: 1853 - 1905, according to Wikisource via Google. [2013]

Armitage, Robert. Delete 1804/05 as date of birth; add 1811. Wellesley calculated the year of birth from Boase's claim that Armitage was 47 when he died on 2 Feb. 1852. However, Armitage gave his year of birth as 1811 (The Critic, 11 [16 Aug. 1852], 432; information provided by the biographee). People do sometimes misrepresent their ages and Boase does make mistakes; unless there is evidence to the contrary, we prefer to take a person's own word until someone finds the man's baptismal certificate. [2013]

Armytage, Mrs. G.; Delete rest of entry. Add: See below, Watson, Rosamund Marriott. She married George Francis Armytage in 1879; their divorce was finalized in 1887.

Arnold, Ethel Margaret. Add: 1864-1930.ODNB. [8/06]

Arnold, Frederick. Born not 1832 but 2 Jan. 1833. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.

Arnold, Thomas Jane

Add : Recollections of a Göttingen student, NMM 1440, 1450, 1468, 1480, 1491, 1503, 1530; Dec29—Aug30

Ashwell, Frances E. Expand middle initial to Elizabeth. Add: later Cooke. 1862-1930 or 1931. Of Nottingham. At Girton College 1884-1887; secretary, Women’s Trade Union Council 1896-1902. In 1901 married Arthur Cooke. My thanks to Dr. Kate Perry, Archivist, Girton College, for this information. [8/06]

Austin, Sarah (Taylor)
     ?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 1780-1845. M.D.; FRS; Professor of Medicine, Glasgow Univ. Bk 685a EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 292.\
Badham, Charles David. Correct year of birth. DNB, from which Wellesley took Badham’s dates, now gives his date of birth as 27 August 1805. [12/07]

Balbo, Count Cesare. FQR 837; not FQR 824. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Baldwin, Astley Henry. Add: Still living in 1901. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 184.

Banfield, Thomas Charles. Delete entry. Transfer all attributions to the following:

Banfield, Thomas Collins. 1802-1855. Irish-born political economist and civil servant. Retain article attributed to him; add all articles currently attributed to Thomas Charles Banfield. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

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). [12/07]

Barclay, A. A. Expand first initial to Armiger. Re-word rest of entry to read: pseudonym of Armiger Barczinsky; see below. In addition, delete article listed here, re-inserting it under Barczinsky. [8/06]

Barczinsky, Armiger. Delete rest of entry; in its place, add: 1861? -1930. Journalist; born in Poland. ODNB under Marguerite Florence Laura Evans [née Jervis], 1886/7-1964, a novelist who also wrote under the names Oliver Sandys and Countess Barcynska, whom Barczinsky married on 17 July 1911; they separated not long after the birth of a son in 1916. [8/06]

Barker, Charles. Revise possible date of death : died prob. c.1834. He is always described as dying young; no reference to him as living is found after late 1833, when he would have been 36. Possibly he died abroad; he is last heard of accompanying his sister to Belgium. [2013]

Barker, Edmund Henry. Delete attribution to him of WR 290, 311, 319, 345. See argument above at WR 290. [2013]

Barry, M. Maltman, labor leader. Expand to read: Barry [later Barrie], Michael Maltman. 1842-1909. Journalist and tory-Marxist. ODNB, as Barrie. [8/06]

*Barwell [née Bacon], Louisa Mary. 1800-1885. Writer on education. Daughter of Richard Mackenzie Bacon, q.v. Of Norwich. Her sons were educated at Hofwyl. ODNB. See NMM above. [8/06]

Bayly, Thomas Haynes. In vol. 4, Part B, correct first name--not Thomss

Becke, Louis. Full name was George Louis Becke; he published as Louis Becke. RLF case 2757. [8/06]

Beckwith, Charles. Add: also known as Beckwith-Lohmeyer, occasionally as Lohmeyer. 1810-1874. English language teacher in Copenhagen and translator. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

Bell, Arthur F. Add: Probably Arthur Fitzroy Bell, born 2 Apr. 1864, alive in 1943. Information as for James Stanislaus Bell below. [6/04]

Bell, George Hamilton, M.D. of Edinburgh. In vol. 1, Part B, delete “possibly” before equation of Dr. George Bell and Dr. George Hamilton Bell; in vol. 5, add “Hamilton” as middle name. NBR 194 deals with the Registration Bill (of marriages, births, and deaths); several of Dr. George Hamilton Bell’s publications on cholera show his interest in death registers. [6/04]

Bell, James Stanislaus. Add dates, 1796-1858, and description, “adventurer.” Information supplied by Don Montague, a great-great-great nephew. [6/04]

Bell, John Zephaniah, 1794-1883. Add: Brother of James Stanislaus Bell, above. [6/04]

Bell, Robert Fitzroy. Add dates, 1859-1908. Source as for James Stanislaus Bell. [6/04]

Bell, Thomas Evans. Add: Army officer, later deputy comm. police, both Madras. See Boase Suppl. [6/04]

Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy. Delete 1778 as date of birth. Add: bapt. 1775. Change made in ODNB. Also see NMM above. [8/06]

Bennett, Mary (Saunders). Add date of death : 1899. Also add information about her husband, since John Bennett is a common name: (1815-1894), publisher, journalist, and novelist. See ODNB under her brother, John Saunders; also RLF cases 1875 (Mary), 1815 (John Bennett). [2013]

*Benett, William. 1779-1859. Barrister. Trans. BentM 260a. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Bennett, W. Delete entry; transfer contribution to Benett, William. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Bisset, Andrew. Died 1899. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.

Blackie, John Stuart. His first NBR article, #359, appeared in Nov. 1853, not 1883. [12/04] Insert question marks as shown to render more tentative the following attributions:
      ?The politics of the New Testament, Tait 1691, Dec44
      ?Mr. Carlyle’s Oliver Cromwell Letters and Speeches, Tait 1811, Jan46
      ?The Rev. Dr Lindsay Alexander’s Switzerland and the Swiss Churches, Tait 1907, Nov46. [3/14]

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 Wellesley’s information and seems older than Georgette Agnew’s friend. [12/07]

Blair, Alexander. Change date of birth: 26 Sept. 1782. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 302.

*Blakey, Robert, 1795-1878, writer and prof. logic, Queen's Coll. Belfast. ODNB [2013]

Blanchard, (Samuel) Laman. Delete 1804 as year of birth. ODNB gives date of birth as 15 May 1803.[4/05]

Blomfield, Charles James. Delete: Sandford’s trans., Thiersch’s Grammar, ER 1333. [12/07]

Bloxham, Mark. Add 1796-1849, Church of Ireland curate. RLF case 1051. [2013]

Boner, Charles. Add: See ER Unident. [12/07]

Bowring, Sir John Correct end of FQR entries: Trans. 56, not 55.

Bradfield, Thomas, 1810-1850. Delete. Add

*Bradfield, Thomas, before 1790 - late 1850s. TBar 2523.
*Bradfield, Thomas, born 1846/7. WR 3418, etc. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 353.

Brady, John Drumgoole. Correct spelling. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 353.

Brailsford, Willson. Correct name; not William. Add dates: 1803-1882. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 353.

Brand, Cannock. Delete. Pseudonym for Benjamin Kidd. Transfer articles to Kidd; add pseudonym to Part C. Crook & O’Donnell, VPR 16 (1983), 29.

*Brandt, Francis Frederick , 1819-1874, a barrister, reported for the Times in Court of Common Pleas, contributed to Bell's Life in London. See Boase I: 383. [2013]
     Kate Crosby's Polka Party, AM 383 - Sep44
     The Doctor's Fee, AM 453 - Feb45

Britten, James. Add dates: 1846-1924. Also add ‘hon.’ before ‘secr. Cath. Truth Soc.’ ODNB. [8/06]

Broadhurst, Bernard Edward Spencer. Surname is misspelled; correct to Brodhurst (apparently a typographical error, since it is in the proper alphabetical place for its correct spelling). See BL Cat. [8/06]

Browne, Charles. Author of TBar 689. I question Wellesley’s suggested identification with Charles Orde Browne. First, it was Capt. Charles Orde Browne; TBar Accounts, like other Bentley records, were careful to indicate titles, and this Charles Browne is given none. The accounts give no middle name or initial but do identify him as living in Birmingham (Bentley Archives 2:68). A search of 1866 Birmingham directories might help identify the man. [6/04]

Brown, Charles Armitage. ODNB gives date of birth as 14 Apr. 1787. Delete 1786. [8/06]

Brown, John B. Re-word description to read: “a sixteen years’ resident of North America.” EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Brown, Lewis. Replace name with

Browne, Richard Charles. Add: fl. 1860 – 1894; a ‘proprietor’ of the London Institution, Finsbury Circus, living near it on the top floor of 4, Finsbury Circus (‘above a whole nest of companies, and lawyers, and “promoters”’), at least from 1889 also with a ‘cottage’ in Wells, Somerset. Informaton from letters to Richard Bentley in Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois.[4/05]

*Browne, Richard Lewis. Add dates: 1811-?1884. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

?Bruss; also ?Bross. Delete both entries. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 329, 354.

Buckland, Francis T. Add : My Monkey Jacko, BentM 2347a; Nov43. [3/14]

Buller, Sir Arthur William. 1808-1869. Add: ODNB under Buller, Charles. [8/06]

*Burbury, Edwina Jane, née Hicks. 1818/19-1870. Writer. ODNB; RLF case 1243. See AM Unidentified.[4/05]

*Burges, George, 1785/86 – 1864, classical scholar. ODNB.
     Bulwer’s Athens, FM 1115 – Sep37
     Brougham’s Demosthenes, 1442 – May40 [12/07]

Burgoyne, Margaret Anne. Add: Married 7 Jan. 1854 to George Wrottesley; died 3 May 1883. See ODNB under husband’s name; also under father, Sir John Fox Burgoyne.[4/05]

Burke, Luke. Add date of birth: 1808. RLF case 1741. [12/04]

Burton , John Hill Insert question marks as shown to render more tentative the following attributions.:
     ?Pitcairn’s Criminal Trials, Tait 272 Jul33
     ?Tytler's History of Scotland [Vol. V], Tait 489 Sep34
     ?Tytler's History of Scotland [Vol. VI], Tait 901 Dec37
     ?The Life and Rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, Tait 1705 Jan45
     ?Monastic studies, jests, and eccentricities, Tait 1782 Oct45
     ?M'Cullagh's Industrial History of Free Nations, Tait 1899 Oct46 [3/14]

Bushby, Mary Anne Watson (Sealy). Add: Died 1875. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

*Butler, Rev. William Joseph, 1797 – 1869, rector St. Nicholas, Nottingham. Venn; information from St. John’s College, Cambridge.
     Geo. Combe and philosophy of phrenology, FM 1490 – Nov40 [12/07]

Byrne, John Francis Desmond. Delete; replace with
*Byrne, Joseph Charles, fl.1830s-1850s, traveller. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

Cameron, Caroline Emily (Sharp). She was born in 1844 (ODNB). However, instead of adding this information, delete the entire entry. She had no connection to TBar 1931, q.v. [8/06]

Campbell, Lady Gertrude Elizabeth (Blood) [Lady Colin Campbell]. Delete 1861 as year of birth; add born 1857. ODNB. [8/06]

Carne, John. AddA Swiss tour, NMM 1154-1225 (5)--Jan.-July 28 English residents abroad, 1249-1289 (2)--Sept.-Dec. 28; Convent of St. Bernard, 1351- May 29 ; Sketches of travelling manners and society, 1378, 1411 (2)--July, Sept 29. [8/06]

Carnsew, Henry. Add: Though he is probably the Henry Carnsew, esq., who had ‘an extensive mansion in the Domestic Gothic style in Billingshurst, Sussex (Kelly’s Post Office Directory of …Sussex, 1867), his main address at the end of 1879 was Brussels, from which he sometimes made visits to England. At the same time he was ‘in some measure dependant upon my pen’ (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). [8/06]

Carr, Alice Vansittart (Strettel). Add date of death: 1927. ODNB under husband, Joseph William Comyns Carr. [8/06]

Cheltnam, Charles Smith. Add dates: 1823-1912. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

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 New Haven: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale Univ. Press, 2007). 299. [12/07]

*Child, William Colpitts. 1801-? See "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975". [2013]
     Political unions: the Northern Political Union, FM 573 - Jul33.
     Political unions (No. II): the members of the Northern Union (Part I), FM 638 -- Dec33
     Political unions (No. III, concl.): the members of the Northern Union (Part II), FM 646 - Jan34

Chorley, John Rutter. Delete ‘1807?’ as year of birth; add 1806. He was born 31 July 1806. ODNB [12/07]

Churchill, James. Change “1838” to “Nov. 1839.” EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 302.

Clifford, Sophia Lucy (Lane). Add date of birth: 1846. Widow of William Kingdon Clifford, 1845-1879, q.v. ODNB. [8/06]

Clark, William George. Cambridge life, FM 3176—Jan54 [12/07]

*Cobbe, Fanny (Frances Mary) Power, c.1836-1880. TBar 1767, 1951. Mitchell, VPR 34 (2001), 383-386.

Coleridge, Edith. Add dates: 1832 - 1911. Earl Leslie Griggs gives her birth date as 2 July 1832 (Coleridge Fille. A biography of Sara Coleridge [London: Oxford U. P., 1940], 74). Bradford K. Mudge first followed the July 1832 dating (Sara Coleridge, A Victorian daughter [New Haven & London: Yale UP, 1989], 56) but more recently has moved her birth back to July 1831 (ODNB under her mother, Sara Coleridge). While 1831 is possible, 1832 seems the likelier year of birth. Her brother Herbert had been born on 7 Oct. 1830; the obituary notice in The Times, 27 Jan. 1911, p. 13, col. C, gave her age at death on 24 Jan. 1911 as 78, supporting 1832 as the year of birth. [12/07]

*Colling, Elizabeth , 1798/1799 – 1879, English hymn writer and poet, wrote under the pseudonym Eta Mawr; see Supplement to Tweddell’s North of England Illustrated Annual for 1881 [3/14] .
      Add: The rambles of death: from the German, BentM 1606a; Jan49
      Add : Agnes – a ballad: from the German of Count [Leopold] Stolberg, 1637a; Mar49
      Add : Night; from the German of Gustav Solling, 1656a; May49
      Add : To the Clouds; from the German of Gustav Solling, 1657a; May49
      Add : Spring; from the German of Prutz, 1858a; May 1849
      Add : The winding sheet: a legend; from the German of Gustav Solling, 1662a; Jun49
      Add : The captive; from the German of Anastasius Grün, 1695a; Aug49
      Add : The longest day; from the German of Wenzel, 1712a; Oct49
      Add : Dirge – to the memory of a beloved sister who died at the age of seventeen; from the German of Gustav Stolling, 1763a; Mar50
      Add : Morning in Spring; from the German of Gustav Stolling, 1771a; Apr50
      Add : Sonetto: from the Italian of Benedetto Menzini, 1778a; Apr50
      Add : The argosy of life; from the German of Eichendorff, 1848a; Sep50
      Add : Our pilgrim-land; from the German of Herwegh; 1855a; Sep50
      Add : The table of the inn; from the German of G. Pfitzer, 1883a; Nov50
      Add : The bags of destiny: a fable; from the German, 1893a; Dec50
      Add : New Year’s Hymn; from the German of Lavater, 1908a; Jan51
      Add : Raphael’s portrait painted by himself; from the Italian Giovan Battista Zappi, 1929a; Mar51
      Add : The ring; from the German of Anastasius Grün, 1987a; Jul51
      Add : Sermons in Trees; from the German of Anastasius Grün, 1988a; Jul51
      Add : Sonnet; from the Italian of Lorenzo di Medici, 2004a; Aug51
      Add : Beauty and the dawn; from the German of Arndt, 2018a; Sep51
      Add : The eagle and the swan; from the German, 2019a; Sep51
      Add : The infant world: an allegory; from the German of Rückert, 2033a; Nov51
      Add : The majestic oak; from the German of Fülleborn, 2039a; Nov51
      Add : Sonnet; from the Italian of Lorenzo di Medici, 2048a; Dec51
      Add : The dewdrop; from the German of Rückert, 2062a; Jan52
      Add : Liberty: a fable; from the Italian of G. Battista Catena, 2074a; Feb52
      Add : Harmony of the Universe; from the Italian of Angelo Mazza, 2190a; Oct52
      Add : Sabbath stillness in the country; from the German of Sturm, 2201; Oct52
      Add : Faith; from the German of Jacobi, 2230a; Jan53
      Add : The dragon-fly; from the German of Goethe, 2231a; Jan53. [3/14]

Conybeare, Frederick Cornwallis; Conybeare, Henry; Conybeare, William Daniel; Conybeare, William John. Correct Wellesley vol. 5, which misspells all four as “Coneybeare.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Cooke, Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe. Delete 1841 as year of birth; add 1840. See new entry for Cooke in ODNB (Oct. 2007).

Cooley, William Desborough. In d.o.b., delete “94/”. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Cooper, Katherine (Saunders). Wellesley gives her year of birth as 1841, following the DNB; the ODNB, however, changes this to 1839/40, subtracting her age at death as given on the death certificate from the year of death. See under her father, John Saunders, for whom also see more below. [2013]

*Cooper, Thomas Henry. 1813-1881. Surgeon. ODNB. TBar #1655. [12/04]

Cooper, Thomas Thornville. Delete entry; this Cooper was not a contributor. Transfer article cited to Thomas Henry Cooper. [12/04]

Corkran, John Frazer. In date of birth, delete “/08. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

*Corner, Mortimer. 1791/92 -1824. RLF 525. Practiced as a solicitor before turning to literary work. Translated books from the French for Colburn, most dealing with the Napoleonic period. Edited and wrote for the Magazine of the Fine Arts, a short-lived monthly that ran for six issues in 1821 (Waterloo identifies John Britton as the editor; Corner was probably a sub-editor). See NMM. [8/06]

Costello, Dudley.
      Add : The Solitary Joker, AM 91 - Sep42 [2013]
      Add : La comica rapita [the stolen shirt], NMM 4105; Jan48 [3/14]

*Cowell-Stepney, Lt. Col. Sir John, 1791-1877. BentM 2369, 2387. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 379.

Craven, Henry Thornton To entry at VPR 32 (1999), 152, add: real name Henry Thornton; also add dates: 1818-1905. ODNB, which implies that he contributed more to BentM than the single item identified here. [4/05]

Croly, George. Delete ?Convent of St, Bernard, NMM 1351. [8/06]

Crosse, Cornelia Augusta Hewitt. Add dates: 1827-1895. Michael L. Turner, Index and Guide to the lists of the publications of Richard Bentley & Son 1829-1898 (Bishops Stortford & Teaneck, 1975), 61. [8/06]

*Curr, Edward Micklethwaite, 1820-1889, Australian pastoralist. BentM 2264. EMC in Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 379.

Davies, Thomas Stephens. Alter year of birth from 1795 to 1794. His widow gives his d.o.b. as 27 Jan. 1794 (RLF case 1280); Boase also gives 1794. [6/04]

D’Arcy, Ella. Her full name was Constance Eleanor Mary Byrne D’Arcy. Delete “d. 1939”; add dates: 1857? – 1937. ODNB. Also add: WR 3290.[4/05]

Davis, John Francis. Delete the FM line; in its place add: See FM 1173 above and argument below at ‘Thoms, Peter Perring.’ [Both Part B and Vol. 5 misspell the title of this article.][4/05]

Deacon, Charles. Delete middle initial “F.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

Deacon, William Frederick. Correct last BentM entry: “Walton’s Complete Angler,” is #1016, not #1106.

Dickinson, Mrs. F. Not Mrs.; rather, Miss Frances Dickenson. Transfer BentM listings to Elliot, Frances (Mrs. Gilbert), nee Dickinson, though she did not become Elliot until 1863. Peters, VPR 23 (1990). 65-66.

Dickinson, William. Add Jr.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

Dilke, Lady Emilia …. Correct second given name: Francis, not Frances. She did not use ‘Emilia’ until her second marriage, in 1885, to Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, but was known first as Francis Strong and after her first marriage as Francis Pattison. See ODNB for a discussion of her preference for the masculine spelling. It would also be useful to follow ODNB in adding ‘trade unionist’ as a marker; see titles of some of her articles. [12/07]

Dix, John Ross
      Add : ? Aunt Sarah’s Ghost, BentM 655 [3/14]

Donne, William Bodham. P. 227, col. b, 5th entry:
     ‘Legitimate drama’ on banks of Ganges, [Tait]2990—correct issue in which this appeared: July54, not July49. [12/07]

*Downing, Charles Toogood, 1810-post 1867, M.D. FQR 551. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

Downing, Mrs. Harriet Correct title of FM series: Reminiscences, not Remembrance.

Dubourg, Charles S. Delete entire entry. See BentM 500 above.

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 DNB, which Wellesley had followed. [12/07]

Duncan, Jonathan. Change date of birth to 1800. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

*Duncan, Sara Jeannette (Mrs. Everard C. Cotes). 1861-1922. Novelist and journalist. ODNB. [2013]

Dwyer, Francis Doyne. In vol. 5 delete “?” before FM 5722--deleted in Wellesley 3:996. [6/04]
     A progressive Viceroy, CR 4291-Aug00

Freund, Amelia. Delete present heading. Replace with the following: Freund, Amelia Louisa (Rüdiger) [pseud. Amelia Lewis], b. 1824/25, d. in or after 1881; campaigner for women's rights and food reformer; mother of John Christian Freund, q.v. ODNB [2013]

*Egestorff, George Henry Christian. Born 1783; alive in May 1866. Translator, musician, teacher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Elliott, Rev. Dr. Add given name: William. Fl.1850s-1860s; of Plymouth. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354.

Elliott, William Perceval. Add: of Plymouth.

Elmsley, Peter.
     4th article listed here, ER 542: correct name of author whose book is reviewed: Blomfield, not Bloomfield. Vol. 1 spells the name correctly. [12/07]

*Espinasse, Isaac. 1758-1834. Anglo-Irish barrister, legal reporter and writer. ODNB. FM 441, 454, 468, 499, 517, 552.[4/05]

Fetherston, F. Morgan. Add first name, Francis. In place of present biographical information, substitute: Born 1822, apparently still living in 1885. Publ. verse and misc. prose, much of it in periodicals; guidebooks; translations from Italian; Yorkshire dialect verse and prose under pseudonym “Timothy Goorkrodger.” Born in London but lived in many places throughout the U.K. and in France. A Roman Catholic, perhaps a convert. RLF case 1702; BL Cat. [6/04]

Ferguson, Samuel. Correct Bk 1716 to read “Vision of roses,” not “noses.”

Fisher, G. S. Delete name; transfer assigned articles to Fisher, George Thomas. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.
Fisher, George Thomas. Replace “scientist” with “surgeon.” Add articles presently attributed to G. S. Thomas and to Francis Henry Fisher, with Francis Henry as probable collaborator on article, not sole author. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Fletcher, Julia Constance. Wellesley gives year of birth as 1858, Showalter 321 as 1853. [8/06]

Forester, Thomas.
      Add: still alive in Feb. 1866 (RLF case 1472).

     Add: Telegraph-cable laying, FM 3756 – Aug 58

Francis, George Henry. Add : The Age of Veneer, six installments, FM 2762, 2780, 2816, 2845, 2893, 2929. [3/14]

French, Alfred J. Complete middle name: John. Gillian Fenwick, The Contributors’ Index to The Dictionary of National Biography 1885-1901 (Winchester: St Paul’s Bibliographies, 1989), xxix, 135. [8/06]

Friswell, James Hain.
     Add: See Eclectic Unident. [12/07]

Fullom, Stephen Watson. Delete “1817” in date of birth. Born 11 Apr. 1818. RLF case 1898. [12/04]

Fusco, Edward. Prob. Edoardo Nicola Fusco, 1822-1873, of vol. 1. BentM 2389.

Gallenga, Antonio. Add: Hilda D’Ehrenburg, FM 2716. [3/14]

Gardner, Mr. Brother of William Atkinson Gardner. Bk 2541, 2642. EMC,VPR 29 (1996), 298. 299. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 378.

Garnier, Joseph Heinrich, c.1800-1855. Add given names and dates. O’Grady, VPR 24 (1991), 150.

*Gordon, Hunter, 1799/1800 – 1855, barrister and writer.
     See B&FR Unident.
     Politics of Italy, ForR 68 – Jan 29 [12/07]

Gore, Catherine Grace Frances (Moody) Replace : 1799-1861 by 1798-1861. See "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975." [2013]
     Add : A Vision of Coventry, AM 80 - Aug42
     Add : The One Thing Needful, 102 - Oct42
     Add : The Adventures of Ganderfield, the bore-hater (Part 1), 144 - Jan43
     Add : The Adventures of Ganderfield, the bore-hater (Part 2), 150 - Feb43
     Add : The hum of men, 366 - Aug44
     Add : Literary Miseries, NMM 1318 - Mar29
     Add : The Cost of a Reputation. A parable, Tait 1289 - Apr41

*Grant, James Gregor. 1799-1875. Writer, lecturer, teacher. Boase, RLF. See NMM. [12/04]

*Grant, Robert Edmond. 1793-1874. Comparative anatomist. Baron Cuvier, ForR 125 -- March 30. [8/06]

Grattan, Thomas Colley. Wellesley gives 1792 as Grattan’s year of birth, following the DNB. The ODNB, however, gives his year of birth as 1791. Neither the old nor the new DNB indicates evidence. [8/06]

Grimstone, Mrs. Mary Leman. Add approximate dates: c.1800 – in or after 1851. Also add: née Rede (she was a sister of William Leman Rede, q.v.). Correct connection to her 2nd husband, William Gillies: she was his 3rd wife, not his 2nd. See ODNB, which enters her as ‘Gillies [née Rede; other married name Grimstone], Mary Leman.’[4/05]

Gumpach, Johannes von. Delete “Dutch”; add “Prussian.” Delete “living in 1872”; add “living in 1865.” [Both are correct in vol. 3.] EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 354-355.

Hannan, Charles. Delete present entry; in its place, add : 1863-1922, playwright and novelist. Times 12 Jan. 1922, 12a; RLF case 3017. He is undoubtedly the 'published author of that name' to whom Wellesley refers. According to the Times, Hannan wrote 'short stories in the magazines' before publishing his first novel in 1887; his first play was produced in 1892. [2013]

Hardman, John. Correct given name to Joseph. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 333, 355.

*Hardy, Robert Burns. BentM 242 (part), 247. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

*Harris, Benjamin Randell. Born 1781. British army private 1803-1814; later a London cobbler. A Dorset Rifleman. The Recollections of Benjamin Harris, ed. Eileen Hathaway (Swanage: Shinglepicker Publications, 1995), identifies him on the basis of unpublished as well as published army and civilian records. Collab., BentM #s 810, 851, 877, 1013, 1055, 1100, 1163. [12/04]

*Harris, Charles, Army officer East India Co. CM 1835 collab. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

Hays, Matilda. Add: Born 1820. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

Haynes, Henry W. Add: Born 13 Dec. 1820. Alter “writer on poetry” to “writer of poetry.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

*Haywood, Francis, 1793/94-1858, translator. ODNB
     Damiron, ForR 89 — July29 [12/07]

Heaton, Charles William. Died in 1893, not born then. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

Heraud, John Abraham. 5:356 gives wrong d.o.d.; 1887, as in vol. 1. EMC, VPR 24 (1991), 150.

Heron, Denis Caulfield. Correct year of birth to read 1824. Add Professor, Univ.Coll. Galway 1849-1859; later Dublin barrister and politician. ODNB. [8/06]

Hervey, Charles. Add middle initials J. V. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

*Hewlett, John Grigg. Add: 1801-1875, Congregational minister. Information from Jeff Disson, Ontario, Canada, Hewlett's great greatgrandson.
      Add : Brief notices, EclR 1415a monthly through 1896 (49)-Jul37 - Dec41 [8/06., rev. 2013]

Hill, Benson Earle. Change d.o.b. from 1796 to 1790. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

Hill, Caroline Southwood (Smith). Add dates and personal information: 1809-1902. Writer and educationist. Daughter of Thomas Southwood Smith, mother of Octavia Hill. [12/07]

Hill, Isabel. Delete ‘d. 1841/42’; add dates: 1800 – 1842. ODNB, which says that she died ‘in early January 1842.’ Very early: on 10 Jan. 1842, applying for RLF aid (case 985), her brother Benson Earle Hill referred to her as ‘lately departed.’ Perhaps expand description to read ‘writer and translator,’ as in ODNB, which gives an account of her original work in drama, verse, fiction, and non-fiction.[4/05]

Hoare, Joseph, 1814-1886. Delete; replace with the following:
Hoare, Sir Joseph Wallis, 1775-1852. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 333, 355.

Hoffmann, E. T. A. Vol. 5, Pt. B, misspells surname. Correct it to end, as here, with double ‘n’; vol. 4 spells it correctly. [8/06]

Holl, Henry. Date of birth may be 1810. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 295.

Holmes, Edward. Delete 1797 as date of birth. Add: Born 10 November 1799. This date of birth, which Holmes gave in his 1848 application for RLF assistance (case 1213), is consistent with his death certificate, which gave Holmes’s age as 59 when he died on 28 August 1859. [12/07]

*Hoppus, John, bap. 1791, d. 1875, philosopher and Independent minister. ODNB
     Young’s Lectures, Eclectic 1429—Sep37 [12/07]

Horry, J. F. Delete entire entry. See Bk 1910 above.
Horry, Sidney Calder. Title of Bk 1910 is “The nameless man,” not “The nameless name.”

Howard, Edward. Add: Bapt. 1793. ODNB. [8/06]

*Howe, Joseph. 1804-1873, Nova Scotian journalist and politician. [2013]
      The Locksmith of Philadelphia, BentM 291 - Mar39

Hughes, Thomas Smart. ‘Historian,’ as in ODNB, is a better description than the present ‘Canon of Peterborough.’ While the latter is correct, it was not a resident position. [8/06]

Humphreys, Eliza Margaret J. (Gollan), called 'Rita.' Expand 3rd given name to Jane . The ODNB gives her year of birth as 1850; there is general agreement that the birth day was 14 June, but Humphreys either was unsure of the year or deliberately created doubts. When she first applied for RLF assistance (case 3016), on 11 June 1916, less than a week before a birthday, she gave her age as 58, making her birth year 1857, but she separately gave her birth year as 1862, or was it 1860? She scratched over the numbers, making them difficult to decipher. Applying again a year later, on 26 July 1917, after her birthday, she said she was 62. This would make 1855 the year of birth, but she gave 1856 (probably; the date is again difficult to read). Even her treatment of her name is strange. After various permutations, her signature on letters and receipts became 'Rita L. Humphreys'-her pseudonym plus an inexplicable initial plus her married surname. [2013]

*Hunt, John Leigh. Died 1846. Son of [James] Henry Leigh Hunt. BentM 226. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

*Hume, James Deacon. 1774-1842. Civil servant; joint secretary, Board of Trade. DNB. B&FR 36, 47. [6/04]

Hyde, A. G. Add full name, dates, and biographical information: Hyde, Albert Gillette. Expatriate American author and journalist resident in Cambridge or London from 1890 or earlier. Born 1853 in New Jersey, U.S.A.; still alive at the end of January 1914. RLF case 2751. [8/06]

Jackson, Lady Catherine Hannah Charlotte (Elliott). First, when was she born? Wellesley says 1824, Boase gives only date of death without age at death, and ODNB offers 1813/14. We can strike the 1813: she was born in July, died in December 1891, after that year’s birthday. She repeatedly gave 1824 as her birth year (RLF case 1897). Contemporaries commented on the extreme disparity of age between Lady Jackson and Sir George Jackson, who was 70 when they married in March 1856; if she was born in 1824 rather than 1814, she was 31, not 41, at the time. In the absence of other evidence, I would retain Wellesley’s dates. I would, however, replace Wellesley’s “descriptive identifier”; ODNB’s “historian” is to be preferred to “writer on France.” (When Wellesley then identifies G. P. R. James as “novelist, historian,” delete “historian.” ODNB calls him simply “novelist”; at most he was an “historical novelist.”) [12/04]

Johnstone, Edward. Revise Edward’s surname to Johnston. Note that the William Johnstone of vol. 1 became William Johnston in vols. 4 and 5 on the basis in part of Blackwood Papers Cat. Edward Johnstone was William’s brother, tutor to the young Aubrey deVere, and apparently the rector of Warehorne of the Blackwood Papers Cat. However, Maurice Milne, ‘A neglected paternalist: William Johnston of Blackwood’s Magazine,’ VPR 28 (1995), 11-26, particularly 24-25; Milne spells Edward’s surname as Johnston, and it seems logical to give the brothers identically spelled surnames. [8/06]

Kater, Edward. Delete “/17” from d.o.b. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

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.[12/07]

Kebbel, Thomas Edward. Delete 1827 as year of birth; add 1826. He was born in Nov. 1826, baptized in Jan. 1827. ODNB [12/07]

Kélékian, Diran. Delete “c.” before 1915. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Kelly, Walter Keating. For date of birth, delete “/07.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Kidd, Benjamin. Add LM 544, 791.

King, Harold. Nothing was known about this man because he didn’t exist. Add: a pseudonym used by Charles Thomas Browne; transfer article cited here to Browne. See entry above at TBar #343 for evidence. [12/04]

Kingston , William Henry Giles
      Add : The Rival Yachtsmen; or who’ll win?, BentM 3726; Sep65 [3/14]
      Add : The Chase of the Heiress, 3764 Oct65 [3/14]
      Add : The six yachtsmen, 3800 Jul66 [3/14]
      Add : The Heiresses of Ballybrena, 3808 Aug66 [3/14]
      Add : The Fair Unknown, 3815 Sep66 [3/14]
      Add : Old Higson’s Will, 3900 Aug67 [3/14]

Levinge, Sir Richard Add : A Day with the Brookside Harriers at Brighton, BentM 2868; Jan58. [3/14]

Macfarlane, Charles Add : The Dominican: a story of the Plague of Naples, NMM 1079; Jul27. [3/14]

*Kleist, Ewald Christian, 1715-1759, German poet. BentM 502a. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330, 355.

Kleist, Franz Alexander. Delete entry. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330, 355.

Knox, Andrew Alexander. Not Alexander Andrew. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 379.

*Knox, James, 1807-1869, accountant, publisher, newspaper editor. BentM 2274, 2360. Ford, VPR 34 (2001), 379.

Kosegarten, Ludwig Gotthard, 1758-1818, German poet. BentM 354a. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 330, 355.

Kreyser, Mr. (H.?). Delete “Henry.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 328, 355.

Laing, Robert Meason. Add : 1815-1886. Scottish poet, officer in Danish army; lived in Norway 1834 or '38 - 1847, in Denmark for rest of his life. Nephew of Samuel Laing 1780-1868; see W.I. Peter Fjågesund and Ruth A. Symes, The Northern Utopia. British perceptions of Norway in the nineteenth century (Amsterdam & N.Y.: Rodopi, 2003), 358-359; Per G. Gulbrandsen, Med karjol og laksestenger (Espa, 1994). [2013]
      Add : Naturalist in Norway, FM 2476-2497 (3)-Jul-Sep48
      Add : Loose leaves, 2632-Sep49

Lazeu, Dr. Probably H. deLazeu Illas, fl. 1840s. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

*Leak, A. P. BentM 2357-2454 (8 pts.)

Le Marchant, Sir Denis. Delete entire entry. EMC, VPR 29 (1996), 301

Leslie, Thomas Edward Cliffe. Wellesley gives his year of birth as 1827?, following the DNB. The ODNB, however, changes this to 1826. Boylan & Foley 133 offer 1825. [8/06]

Lewis, Sir George Cornewall. Delete superfluous comma after name.
     Add Damiron—Philosophy in France, ForR 102—Jan29
     Correct LR entry to read:
     Irish Church question, LR 30 – Oct33 [not ‘Oct83’] [12/07]

Lhotsky, Johann or John. Not Bavarian; an ethnic Czech born in Lvov, Poland; legally an Austrian subject. Not a physician in Van Dieman’s Land, though he had a Vienna M.D.; explorer and journalist in New South Wales, Tasmania (Van Dieman’s Land), and England. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

Loudon, Jane (Webb). She gave d.o.b. as 1800. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

Lushington, Henry. BQR #353 title is “Giuseppe Giusti,” not “Fiusti.”

Lyall, Robert. ODNB gives his date of birth as 26 Nov. 1789, not Wellesley’s 1790. [8/06]

Lyddy, Thomas. At 4:668, put period after Thomas; “Dickens” is not his middle name.

Macauley, Thomas Babington. At end, add: See ER 1598. [8/06]

Mackay, Charles. Delete 1814 as year of birth; add 1812. While Mackay always gave his date of birth as 27 March 1814, ODNB gives 26 March 1812 on the basis of Scottish baptismal registers. [12/07]

McCabe, Alexander. Add “of Roscommon.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

McFall, Frances Elizabeth (Clarke). Delete 1855 as year of birth. Add: born 10 June 1854. ODNB. [8/06]

Mackenzie, Gordon Thomson. Add dates 1848-1918. India Office Records: Civil Annuities L/AG/21/8/33, 35. Disregard suggestion that middle name is Thomas. [6/04]

Macray, John. Add: FQR 39, 53, 79 (all in part).

Madden, Bernard Joseph. Delete entire entry. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

Maginn, William. Change date of birth from 1793 to 1794 (10 July). ODNB. [4/05]

Mahony, Francis Sylvester. “S.J.” is misleading; the order expelled him in 1830, before he began to write. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

Maitland, James A. Add: Full name is James Alexander Carlton Maitland. Born 1822, alive in June 1883. FM 4971. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

Mancur, John Henry. Add: Of Brooklyn, N.Y. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355.

Manning, James A. Delete “perhaps”; the BentM contributor is indeed James Alexander Manning, 1803-1875, of the Inner Temple. The handwriting of James A. Manning’s letter to Richard Bentley (BL Add.Ms. 46,652/3) is identical to that of James Alexander Manning’s application for RLF assistance (case 1262). Manning was paid in 2 installments, a year and 2 years before “Cardinal Sins” was finally published; both times others (Mary O’Hara and R. Surtees) collected the payment for him, but he had written the undated letter reminding Bentley of his promise (apparently to pay in advance of publication, contrary to the usual practice). [12/04]

Mark, -----. Add first name, William. Fl. 1830s. British Consul at Malaga in 1835. Add : Murat's Sketch of the U.S., FQR 256--Jan33 .

Martin, Sir Theodore.
      Add : Trans. BentM 133a, 163a, 185a, MoC 354

Mason, Mrs. Add Catherine George, formerly Ward. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 324

Mason, George Finch. Add dates : 1847 - 30 July 1915. Information provided by his widow applying for RLF assistance (case 3001). She calls him 'Artist Author'; marriage certificate describes him as 'Artist.' As Wellesley says, his writings dealt with sporting pastimes.

Maxwell, William Hamilton. Delete army officer; add clergyman. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

Mayer, Gertrude Mary (Dalby). Change date of birth from 1840/41 to 1839 (10 Nov.) So in her application for RLF assistance as the widow of Samuel Ralph Townshend Mayer (case 1621).[4/05]

Meason, Ronald Laing. Born 12 Dec. 1820; delete “19/”. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191

*Meller, Henry James. Fl. 1832. Aspiring writer. Add BentM 423. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327.

Merle, William Henry. Add dates: 1791-1878. ODNB.[4/05]

Meteyard, Eliza. Here we again encounter a frequent problem, identifying the correct birth-year. The Athenæum’s obituary notice claimed that Meteyard was 63 at her death; since her birthday was 21 June and she died on 4 April 1879, this gives a birth date of 1815, not 1816 as found in the old DNB, the new ODNB, and Wellesley. In her five applications for Royal Literary Fund assistance between 1851 and 1868 (case 1269), Meteyard herself invariably said she was born in 1822. Whether or not one believes that women generally lie about their age, RLF applicants, male or female, who did lie were rarely consistent, changing d.o.b. from application to application. Moreover, both DNBs make similar, ascertainable errors. They also move forward Meteyard’s contribution to Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine, dating it as 1840 when it actually appeared between Dec. 1843 and Apr. 1844 (Tait #s1579, 1591, 1621; reprinted, as the DNBs note, as Struggles for Fame); no serials in 1840 could be by Meteyard. Does it make any difference? Perhaps. The implication always is that Meteyard began to contribute to periodicals as a very young woman. If she was born in June 1815 or 1816, she was 27 or 28 in 1843, but if she was born in 1822, she was only 21. (In the Meteyard entry both DNBs also misdate the first issue of Douglas Jerrold’s Weekly Newspaper as 1845 when in fact it first appeared on 18 July 1846, perhaps confusing it with Douglas Jerrold’s Shilling Magazine, a monthly, which started in January 1845.) [12/04]

Mew, Charlotte Mary. Delete 1870 as year of birth. Add: born 15 Nov. 1869. ODNB, citing birth certificate. [8/06]

Middleton, Charles. Delete present entry. Add the following:

*Middleton, Charles Henry, born 1819, living in 1851, lieut. Madras Infantry; eldest son of Gen. Charles Middleton (1787-1854). BentM 1988. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355-6

Miller, H. J. Delete entry; transfer assigned article to Meller, Henry James. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 327

*Milligan, George, 1792-1858, Classics teacher in Edinburgh, 1820s-early 1830s, then Church of Scotland minister at Elie, Fife. See ODNB under his oldest child, William Milligan 1821-1893.
     Greek literature in Scotland, WR 401—Jan32 [12/07]

Millingen, John Gideon. For what is currently in the Curran Index, substitute the following: Delete [from Wellesley] 1862 as year of death. Add: Died 7 June 1849 (death certificate). While 1782 remains the preferred year of birth, some confusion still surrounds this date. The d.cert. gives his age at death as 65, producing a d.o.b. of 1785; however, ages were sometimes rounded off. In 1862 his daughter, Letitia Millingen, told the RLF (case 1597) that her father was born in 1783, but she is vague even about her own age, which she gives as ‘about 48.’ For the only contemporary record of his d.o.b., see W.C.B., ‘English Freemasons in France, 1817,’ N&Q, 8 Nov. 1890, 384, which prints an 1817 list of the members of the Masonic lodge of St.Fréderick des Amis Choisis, Boulogne, most of them English military personnel ‘in cantonment’ nearby (Millingen was a military surgeon). This gives his d.o.b. as 8 Sept. 1782, making him 66 at death. [12/07]
Millingen, John Gideon. Died 1849, not 1862. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

Mills, John. Novelist. Delete “d. c.1885.” Add 1815 - 27 Dec. 1887. He did live in Essex the last 35 years of his life but had lived the first half in Surrey and Putney. RLF case 1276 (where his publisher certifies that Mills wrote the novels which Boase, Wellesley’s faulty source, gives him.) [6/04]

Mills, Richard Horner. Delete Owens (which, by the way, is in Manchester, not Cork); add Queen’s Coll. Cork (now University Coll. Cork). Boase. [8/06]

*Mollina, Charles W., traveller in Russia. BentM 1922, 1950. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Moncrieff, William Thomas. ODNB gives his full name as ‘Moncrieff, William Gibbs Thomas [formerly William Thomas Thomas].’ [8/06]

Morgan, Jenkin. Delete entry. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 327, 356.

Morgan, Sir Thomas Charles. Wellesley gave 1783 as Morgan’s year of birth, following the DNB. The new ODNB is less precise, noting that he was born ‘c. 1780.’. Neither the old nor the new DNB indicates evidence for the date. [8/06]

Morrison, Robert. Delete entry in Part B and Vol. 5; in its place add: See FM 701. [4/05]

Moss, Frederick James. Delete entry; transfer assigned article to
*Moss, Frederick Joseph, born 1829. N.Z. M.P. Rankin, VPR 27 (1994), 322.

Motley, John Lothrop. Correct spelling in vols. 4, 5. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

*Mudie, Christabel. Born between 1855 and 1859. Probably daughter of Charles Edward Mudie (1818-1890), of Mudie’s Circulating Library. See TBar #2050 above. Letters in the Bentley Archives show a warm friendship between the Mudies and George Bentley. [12/04]
Mudie, Christina. Delete and add preceding. [12/04]

Müller, (Frances) Henrietta. Add date of birth: 1845/46. ODNB. Also add WR 2461, 2575. [4/05]

Munnings, James. Add biographical information: Born on 30 Jan. 1844, in Suffolk; educated in a local National School and privately before being apprenticed to a Colchester bookseller. In Jan. 1875, in delicate health, he left for Australia, where two married sisters already lived. He died there early in 1876 (word reached his family in England in June). In 1877 Bentley published a biography of him by his sister, Mrs. Susanna Cottee, who had been with him throughout his last days in Australia. [Letters from John Munnings, a brother, and his mother, Susanna Munnings, to George Bentley, Univ. Illinois.] [12/04]

*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. [12/07]

Murray, John, perhaps John Murray, 1808-1892. Delete entry; transfer assigned article to Murray, John Fisher. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328.

* Myall, Fanny Laura, née Laura Hain Friswell, 1850 – 1908, daughter of James Hain Friswell, q.v. RLF case 2755; Times 28 Dec. 1908, p. 9, col. C.
     See TBar Unident. [12/07]

Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan). See FM Unident. [12/07]

O’Connell, James. Add: Still living in 1868 (in gaol for debt). [12/07]

O’Donnel, Arnout. Change “1860” to “1861.” Delete at end of articles attributed to him in Fraser’s, “See: 1801, 1815.” EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 360.

*O’Keeffe, Adelaide, 1776-1865, poet and novelist. RLF case 764 (which gives correct date of death); ODNB. See NMM 1955 above. [8/06]

O’Lynn, Brian. Delete from both Pt. B and Vol. 5; certainly, not possibly, a pseudonym. See FM 1553. [6/04]

Oxenford, John. Add: See WR Unident. [12/07]

Page, G. H. Delete attribution. Add: See D’Arcy, Ella. [4/05]

Palmerston, Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston. Delete ? before ER 1757. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 324.

Pardoe, Julia Sophia. Though the correct date of Pardoe's birth may be questioned, that given in Wellesley is probably incorrect. When she died on 26 Nov. 1862, the death certificate gave her age as 56, indicating that she was born in 1805 or 1806, depending on the month of birth. The DNB chose 1806, the date also adopted by Boase's Mod. Eng. Biog. and the Wellesley Index. The new ODNB pushes this back to 1804 after finding that she was baptized on 4 Dec. 1804; it later cites contemporary comment on Pardoe's 'constant wish to appear younger than she was' and could have noted the unreliability of nineteenth-century death certificates. An inconsistency in the ODNB's entry still needs an explanation. It says that Pardoe published two books 'While in her teens': The Nun; a Poetical Romance, for which the British Library gives 1824 as a publication date (when Pardoe was by the ODNB's dating all but out of her teens) and Lord Morcar Hereward, published in 1829 (when Pardoe, if born in 1804, was in her mid-twenties). One needs to know when the image of the teen-age prodigy was created, and by whom. In June 1844, twenty years after the publication of that first book, in the first of four applications for RLF aid, Pardoe gave her age as 32, and 7 years later, on 15 March 1851, when she applied for a second time, she said she was 39 and had been born on 4 Dec. 1811. Neither of the last two applications gives a year of birth, only a present age that requires a birth year of 1812. There is now the oddity of claiming for her birthday the month and day that were apparently her baptismal day (but 7 or 8 years earlier). So - was she born in 1804, 1806, 1811, or 1812? The readiest explanation is that Pardoe's age was regularly but inconsistently stated. The only other, less likely possibility is that an earlier, undocumented daughter was born in 1804, baptized before an early death, and that her name and even something close to her birthday were appropriated to the next daughter to survive. Why does ODNB give the name only as Julia Pardoe while the author called herself Julia Sophia Pardoe? [2013]

Pepoli, Count Carlos
      Delete: Modern Italian Romances MoC 97, 113 (2); Nov-Dec38
      Delete : Austria and the Italian liberals, MoC 132; Feb39
      Insert:"?" before Modern Italian Literature, MoC 272; Jun40

Parker, Charles. Change year of birth to 1799. Wellesley gave 1800, following the DNB. However, the ODNB changes this to 1799. Parker was 81 when he died early in February, 1881, making 1799 the more likely year of birth.

Pattison, Emilia Frances: see Dilke, Emilia Frances (Pattison). Correct both occurrences of her middle name: Francis, not Frances. See above under Dilke. [12/07]

Parker, Sir Horatio Gilbert George. Correct date of birth: born 1860, not 1862. Wellesley, following the DNB, gave 1862 as Sir Gilbert’s year of birth; however, John Coldwell Adams, Seated with the Mighty. A biography of Sir Gilbert Parker (Ottawa, Canada: Borealis Press, 1979), based on careful research and archival sources, corrects this to 1860, as do Elizabeth Waterston, Gilbert Parker (1860-1932) (Toronto: ECW Press, n.d. but after 1986) and the ODNB. [8/06]

Parker, John William, Sr. In both vol. 2, part B, and vol. 5, correct date of birth: born 1792, not 1782. DNB, Wellesley’s putative source, gives 1792, as does ODNB. [8/06]

Parker, John William, Jr. Correct date of death: died 1860, not 1960! See ODNB under his father, John William Parker 1792-1870. [8/06]

Paterson, James, 1823-1894. Delete “journalist” as occupation; add Barrister and writer on law. Add as source: Boase. The British Library on-line catalogue lists more works than does LCCat, cited as Wellesley’s source, but does not list separately the various James Patersons. It usually, but not always, identifies this man as “Paterson, James, Barrister-at-law.” ODNB describes as “journalist and writer” James Paterson 1805-1876, who usually appears in the BL on-line cat. as “Paterson, James, of Edinburgh.” [12/04]

Peard, George. Transfer to Part C (Initials andPseudonyms). = W. B. Rands.

•Pennington, George James, 1795-1850, barrister; later judge on the Ionian Islands. Venn; Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 320-321.
     Gamba’s Travels in Southern Russia & Georgia, QR 120 – Jan27 [12/07]

Percival, Edward, 1783?-1819. Add middle initial C.; also add M.D. As Wellesley notes at ER 55, that article is attributed to him in the old DNB under his father (using online ODNB, click on ‘DNB archive’ at Thomas Percival 1740-1804). However, he has disappeared from the new ODNB except under ‘Sources’ as editor of Thomas Percival’s Works, with no indication of the relationship. [8/06]

*Pinkerton, William. BentM 2245.

*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 [12/07]
*Pisani, Countess Marianna, fl. 1836-1869, novelist. BentM 2468. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Postans, Robert Raxter. Correct middle name. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Postans, Robert Raxter See BentM Unident. [12/07]

*dePrati, Dr. Joachim (or vonPrenfeld), , Piedmontese refugee. WR 135. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356. Another alternative form of his name is Gioacchino de Prati. In addition to RLF case 577, see J. S. Mill, Coll. Works 12:203; 23:674-76, 689-91. [rev. 2013]

Price, J. Delete “Ingram” in Vol. 5, which misreads Vol. 4, Pt. B.

Pyne, William Henry. Change date of birth to 1770. ODNB, which cites parish birth and baptismal registers in support of the new date. [8/06]

Ravenstein, E. G. Revise first and middle names to read Ernst Georg. He was born and died in Germany and though he lived most of his adult life in England he seems never to have anglicized the spelling of his name. See ODNB. [12/07]

Reach, Angus Bethune. [2013]
      Add : Nightmare on the rails, FM 2253 - Nov46

Rede, William Leman. [2013] See BentM unidentified contributions.

*Rennie, James. [2013] 1787-1867. ODNB. See Eclectic unidentified contributions.

Reynolds, John Hamilton. Change date of birth from 1796 to 1794 (9 Sept.). ODNB. [4/05]

*Ribton, William, 1815-1889, barrister. BentM 136. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

*Richardson, William, 1830-1879, writer, timber merchant. AM 1527, 1539. EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 356; 34 (2001), 356.

Ridge, William Pett. Delete ‘c.1860’ as date of birth. Add 1859. ODNB. [8/06]

Ritchie, James Ewing. Correct date of birth: 1820, not 1826. In RLF application cited, Ritchie says he was born in 1820, and adds in 1866 that his current age is 46. Boase also gives d.o.b. as 1820. [6/04]

Ritchie, Leitch. ODNB adds a first name, Duncan, which he apparently did not use, and also gives his date of birth unequivocally as 1800 (earlier DNB had appended a ?). See Wellesley’s evidence in vol. 2, Pt. B, which gives a d.o.b. of 1796/97, with odds on 1796, not 1797. [4/05]

Ritton, William. Delete entry. See Ribton above. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

*Roberts, Dr. Charles Julius. 1794/95-1851. Physician. BentM 879. L. Browning, VPR 23:60-64. [8/06]

*Robertson, John Parish, 1792-1843, merchant and writer. ODNB, RLF case 1034.
      My grandfather; a tale of Bath, FM 946-957 (2) - May-Jun36

Roe, James. Add: 1818-1897; journalist in Australia. Thomas, VPR 27 (1994), 324-5.

Roe, Susannah (Mrs. James; née Moore). Add: 1818-1887. Thomas, VPR 27 (1994), 324-325.

Romer, Isabella Frances. Add: Baptized 21 June 1798. ODNB. [4/05]

Roscoe, Thomas.
     Add: See FQR Unident. [12/07]

Rosegarten, Ludwig Gotthard. Delete entry. See “Kosegarten” above. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Ross, Charles. Delete ‘prob. Charles Ross’; identification is correct. Cutmore, VPR 27 (1994), 319, 321. [12/07]

Rowe, John G. Replace middle initial with complete middle name : Gabriel. Replace 'writer of fiction' with: 'writer of adventure tales for boys.' See his application for Royal Literary Fund assistance (case 3011); he identified the Westminster Review as one of those to which he had contributed.

Rupe, Lupton. Delete entry. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Russell, Sir William Howard. [2013]
      Add : Night with the peelers, BentM 2359 - Jan54

St.John, Horace Stebbing Roscoe. Born 1830, not 1832. EMC, VPR 28 (1995), 296.

St.John, James Augustus. Change date of birth from 1801 to 1795. ODNB, which gives interesting new information about his early life and the various names he tried on before settling on this (he was born James John). [4/05]

Sanctis, Bartolomeo de. Add dates : 1781-1830. [2013]

Saunders, John. Delete 1810 as date of birth; add 1811. In applications for RLF aid case 974) from 1848 on, Saunders gave his date of birth as 181l; only in 1896, a year after his death, did his surviving daughters, all of them 'delicate,' change it to 1810. His dating, in the prime of life and in good health, seems more credible than his daughters' dating 50 years later. ODNB also now gives 1811 as the date of birth. [2013]

Scott, Sir Walter. FQR 92 appeared in Aug. 1829, not 1892.

Scrope, George Julius Duncombe Poulet. 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. [12/07]

Shannon, Edward N. Add full middle name : Nathan. For d.o.b., delete 'c.1795'; add 1793/94.; on an RLF form dated 29 Nov. 1841 (case 1037), he gave his age as 47. [2013]

Sharpe, Charles Kirkpatrick. Delete question mark after 1781 as date of birth. ODNB. [12/07]

*Sharpe, Maria, born 1851; married Karl Pearson, q.v., in 1890. WR 2852. Draznin, VPR 24 (1991), 150.

Sheehan, John. Year of birth seems a problem. Wellesley gives it as 1812, the ODNB as 1809. Sheehan applied three times for Royal Literary Fund assistance (case 1993); in the first two, in May 1876 and February 1878, he gave date of birth as 23 January 1813, then in the last application, in April 1879, he gave the year as 1814 (thus claiming to be 65 for two years in a row). [4/05]

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin)
      Add : Modern Italian romances, MoC 97, 113 (2) - Nov, Dec38
      Add : J. P. Corbett's Tour in Italy WR 334 - Jan31 [2013]

Shoberl, Frederic. Add after “ed. NMM,” “and FQR.” EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Siddons, Joachim Heyward. Substitute for present entry: name assumed by Joachim Hayward Stocqueler, q.v., at intervals from 1859 to his death, mainly in the U.S. but at times in Britain, with the claim that he was the illegitimate son of George Siddons, Sarah Siddons’s son. Descendants in the U.S., where a son by his third marriage was a federal judge, retained the name of Siddons. Transfer all articles to Stocqueler. [12/04]

Sinnett, Edward William Percy. Add: BentM trans. 159. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Skinner, Alan Maclean. Delete entry. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Slaughter, Frances Elizabeth. Delete entire entry on dates; add 1851-1932. Dates given in 20th-century cover page for her RLF file, case 3024; these pages were provided by Nigel Cross, the cataloguer of the RLF Archives. [2013]

* Smeaton, George, 1814-1889. Free Church divine; professor of exegesis, New College, Edinburgh. See Eclectic Unident. [2013]

Smelt, R. TBar accounts add “Captn.” (Bentley Archves 2:71.) [6/04]

Smith, Alexander, Scottish poet, essayist. Correct date of birth: 1829, not 1830. Both his widow and the Kilmarnock Chronicle give d.o.b. as 31 Dec. 1829, in Kilmarnock. Though a notice in a London newspaper gives 31 Dec. 1830, the widow and the hometown newspaper (which even gives the address of the house where he was born) would seem more reliable. (Widow’s application for RLF aid, case 1776; secr. of RLF pasted in the newspaper.)

*Smith, Edith Stoddart (Mrs. Philip Vernon). NatR-II 279 collab.? Colby, VPR 36 (2003), 91-93.

*Smith, Mrs. Eustace. 1835-1919, born Martha Mary Dalrymple in India, an adventurous and independent woman, she was a patron of artists. [2013]
      A fortnight's ride east of Jordan (Part I), BentM 3787 - May66
      A fortnight's ride east of Jordan (Part II), BentM 3795 - Jun66
      A fortnight's ride east of Jordan (Part III), BentM 3804 - Jul66
      Notes of a ride from Hebron to Petra in the spring of 1865, BentM 3809 - Aug66

Soane, George. Delete 1790 as year of birth. Add in its place 1789. Wellesley here as elsewhere followed the DNB's dating, since corrected by the ODNB, which identifies the d.o.b. as 28 Nov. 1789, followed by baptism on 18 Dec. 1789. [2013]

Statham, Henry Heathcote. Add: See TBar 3778. Statham to ‘The Editor of Temple Bar,’ 6 Oct. [1896], sends evidence that this article is plagiarized from his work; same to same, 8 Oct. 1896, indicates that Bentley has accepted the accusation (Bentley Corresp., Univ. Illinois). [4/05]

Steevens, Christina. Add dates: 1838/39 - 1911. Born Christina Adelaide Ethel Athanasia Stewart; married James Alexander Rogerson of Wamphray, Scotland, in 1862 (not 1852 as in some sources). Later widowed; in 1894 married George Warrington Steevens (1869-1900), a much younger journalist. See her obit in Times 7 Apr. 1911, p. 11; John H. J. Stewart and Duncan Stewart, The Stewarts of Appin (Edinburgh, 1880); ODNB under George W. Steevens; GRO indexes Jan-May qtr. 1862 (1st marriage). [12/07, rev. 2013]

Stevenson, Joseph. Delete ‘S.’ as middle initial. No middle name or initial appears in any source, including that (DNB) cited by Wellesley. [12/07]

Stevenson, William. Delete 1772 as d.o.b.; add Bap. 26 Nov. 1770. ODNB (by J. A. V. Chapple). [4/05]

Stocqueler, Joachim Hayward. Correct dates. Born 21 July 1801 (RLF case 1267; he signed his will on 23 Sept. 1881, adding “80 yrs & 3 mos”). Died 14 March 1886, in Washington D.C., USA, not 1885 in Bath, England (Records of the Office of the Secretary of War: Annual Registers of War Department Civilian Employees RG 107, 1886, p. 155). Journalist, govt. employee, entrepreneur, and inventor in England, India, and U.S. Photocopies of documents kindly provided by Peter S. Gill, his great-greatgrandson. [12/04]
Stocqueler, Joachim Hayward. Surname is pronounced Stock-u-ler (information from Peter Gill, Stocqueler's great-great-grandson). [12/07]

*Stowell, William. 1825-1877. Dissenting clergyman; son of William Hendry Stowell (see Wellesley Index). RLF case 1588. [8/06]

Strang, M. B. Delete middle initial; Bentley Archives add “Esq.” EMC, VPR 30 (1997), 328.

Stuart, Charles Edward, a.k.a. Count Charles Edward d'Albanie. Delete dates. Add: Alias of Charles Manning Allen, q.v. Transfer attribution of CM 761 to latter. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Stuart, John Sobieski Stolberg, a.k.a. Count d'Albanie. Add: Alias of John Carter Allen II, q.v. Transfer attribution of CM 601 to latter. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191

Stubbs, Alfred. Signs FM 1737, where he adds C.B.M.I., which Wellesley interprets as “Chairman of the Bloomsbury Mechanics Institute.” Perhaps a real person who should be listed in vol. 5? [6/04]

Surtees, Robert Smith. Correct date of birth: delete 1803; add 17 May 1805. ODNB. [8/06]

Symonds, Emily Morse. Delete 1859/1860 for year of birth. Her birth certificate gives birth date as 4 Sept. 1860 (ODNB). [12/07]

Szabad, Imre. Add Emeric as preferred forename and 1823 - 1894 as dates. Though various sources give other, often vague dates of birth, he gave 21 March 1823 (RLF case 1418). For date of death, in Boerne, Texas, see Diary 73. He usually went as ‘Emeric’ after leaving Hungary. In 1848 he changed his orginal family name of ‘Frereych’ to ‘Szabad,’ its Hungarian equivalent; see Diary 56-57). [12/07]

Tait, Archibald Campbell. Add : The Colleges as Landlords, FM 6400; May81. [3/14]

Talbot, Hon. Robert. Add: 1776-1843, Anglo-Irish barrister, translator. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Talfourd, Thomas.
     See NMM Unident. [12/07]

Tautphoeus, Baroness Jemima (Montgomery) von. Name is misspelled in vol. 5 but is correct in vol. 3. [8/06]

Taylor, Ida Ashworth. Add dates: 1847 – 13 Oct. 1929. ODNB (Ida Alice Ashworth Taylor). [12/04]

Taylor, Una Ashworth. Add approximate dates: Born after 1847; died after 1924 and before Oct. 1929. See her Guests & Memories and ODNB entries for her father, Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), and her older sister, Ida Alice Ashworth Taylor. [12/04]

*Taylor, Philip Meadows, 1779-1868 . Anglo-Irish business man, writer, and country gentleman; father of Capt. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876). Finkelstein, VPR 23 (1990), 64-65, correctly identifies Meadows Taylor sr.'s articles (mistakenly attributed to the son in Wellesley) but then confuses him with his father, the Rev. Philip Taylor (1747-1831). See P. Meadows Taylor sr. to Sir Robert Peel, 5 May 1845 (BL Add.Ms. 40,566, ff.116-7); ODNB on the Rev. Philip Taylor and Capt. Philip Meadows Taylor. (To confuse matters further, there were other Philip Meadows Taylors of various degrees of cousinship.)
     The spalpeen, BentM 346-358 (2) Sep-Oct39
     The herdsman, 399, Mar40
     Wally Flaherty, 415 Apr40
     Father Mathew, 448 Jul40
     Irish invention, 466 Sep40
     Irish superstition, 526 Feb41
     Gubbawn Seare, Irish mason, 674 Apr42
     Scholastics of Kerry, DUM 1996 May 50 [8/06]

Taylor, Capt. Philip Meadows, 1808-1876, Indian officer, novelist. Delete BentM 346, 358, 399, 415, 448, 466, 526, 674, DUM 1996. See preceding entry.] [8/06]

Thoms, Peter Perring. Add biographical information: Fl. 1814-1855. A printer, in 1814 sent to Macao by the East India Company, along with a printing press, to print Robert Morrison’s Chinese dictionary; returned to England in March 1825. In the 1830s had his own printing shop at 12 Warwick Square, London. In 1839, before international copyright, he brought out, perhaps as a test case, a cheap reprint of Haliburton’s The Clockmaker from the first, Nova Scotia edition but was sued by Richard Bentley, the publisher of the copyrighted English edition, who argued that Haliburton had verbally assigned the original Canadian copyright to him. (Hosea Ballou Morse, The Chronicles of the East India Company trading to China 1635-1834 [Cambridge: Harvard UP, and Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926], vols. 3 and 4; Bentley Archives, BL.) Delete Wellesley’s claim that he collaborated on three FM articles; in its place add: See FM 701 and FM 816 and correction above for FM 1173. In earlier installments of these Additions and Corrections I have questioned Wellesley’s use of ‘collab.’ The claim that Thoms (and John F. Davis and Robert Morrison) collaborated on FM 701, 816, and 1173 seems particularly wrong-headed. Wellesley 2:343 accurately describes the first of this series as ‘a selection, partly verbatim, partly rewritten,’ from books Thoms published in 1820 and 1824; parts 3-5 of the series employed the same method. There is no evidence that any of these men had any part in making the selections or were even aware of them. [4/05]

Thornbury, George Walter. [3/14] ,
      Add: The Money Banks Field, NMM 4649 Mar51 [3/14]
      Add : The miner's tale, 4683 Jun51 [3/14]
      Add : The Monastery of the Flowery Plain, AM 1269, 1273 Feb52 – Mar52 [3/14]
      Add : The Corpse House, 1305 Jun52 [3/14]
      Add: The Midnight Meeting, 1335, 1348, 1371; Sep52 – Dec52
      Add: The Sexton’s Brother, BentM 2958 Oct58 [3/14]

Tindal, Henrietta Euphemia. Add: née Harrison; bapt. 1817, died 1879. ODNB. [8/06]

*Tinsley [née Turner], Annie. 1808-1885. Novelist and poet. ODNB; RLF file 609. See MoC above. [8/06]

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 Canada,” and other works.’ [12/07]

*Tooke, William. 1777-1863. Lawyer and promoter of arts and literature. ODNB. See NMM. [8/06]

Thornton, Elizabeth , Replace: d. 1863, novelist with 1788/1789-1863, novelist [3/14]

Townsend, C. H. see Townshend, Chauncey Hare. Delete 'e' in his forename. Add: He was born Townsend but changed the spelling of his last name in 1828, before publishing any articles identified here (ODNB).

Townshend, [Chauncey] Hare. Amend spelling of his first name to Chauncy. The online ODNB uses Chauncy rather than following the DNB's 'Chauncey.' as do other reliable sources (e.g., BL online cat., NLS cat. of Blackwood mss. 3:304). [2013]

Townshend, Richard Baxter. Add NLS cat. Blackwood MSS. 3:305 adds 'Author of Boys' Stories.'

Tremenheere, John Henry. Vol. 3 identifies him as author of WR 1394; attribution is not retracted in vol. 4;. However, vol. 5 lists no WR contribution. Add in vol. 5, at end of Tremenheere’s entry: Balance of power in Europe, WR 1394 -- Apr54. EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 361.

Tremollina, Charles. Delete; see Mollina, Charles W. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 356.

Trollope, Constance Alexina Napier. Delete ‘alive in 1936’; add died 4 Sept. 1954. Some of her papers and those of her brother, Mark Napier Trollope, bishop in Korea, are in Special Collections, University of Birmingham Library, which provides the dates at http://www.specialcoll.bham.ac .uk/info_OLRC.htm

Trollope, Frances. Delete 1780 as year of birth; add 1779 (she was born on 10 March in the latter year). ODNB, which corrects information given in DNB. [12/07]

Troup, George. Delete 1811 as date of birth; add Baptized 17 Jan. 1810. ODNB, which cites Scottish baptismal registers. [12/07]

Venables, George Stovin. FortR 2028 appeared in May 1883, not 1833. [8/06]

Vicary, Michael. Add : Died 3 July 1892. Information from Dr. Susan Hood, Assistant Librarian and Archivist, Church of Ireland, Dublin; our thanks to Jerry Stevens for passing on this note. [2013]

Vipan, David Jennings. Delete 1805 as date of birth; add 1805/1806. When he died on 10 Dec. 1849 he was described variously at 43 or ‘in his 44th year’; i.e., he was born between 10 Dec. 1805 and 9 Dec. 1806. Year of birth was most likely 1806. [12/07]

* Vipan, Frederick John, 1819-1894. Venn. Brother of David Jennings Vipan.
     See Bk Unident. [12/07]

Wade, Joseph Augustine. Once again, year of birth is problematic. ODNB argues for 1800/01 on the basis of age given on death certificate. This, however, is unreliable evidence, provided to the registrar at the time of the death. When his widow applied for RLF assistance 3 months later, she filled in his date of death and her date of birth but not his date of birth or age at death (case 777). [4/05]

Walrond, Robert Francis. Correct last name: Walond. Add: born c. 1810. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 355-356.

Walton, William Amedn dates to 1783/1784-1857. ODNB.

*Watson, Albert. 1828-1904. Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford; classical scholar. ODNB. BentQR #26. [12/04]

Watson, Rosamund (Ball) Marriott. Replace present Wellesley entry with the following: 1860-1911. She published as ‘R. Armytage’ and ‘Graham R. Tomson.’ Married George Francis Armytage 1879, divorced 1887; married Arthur Graham Tomson 1887, divorced 1896; lived with Henry Brereton Marriott Watson, q.v., from 1894 to her death. ODNB Add to her contributions: FortR 2079, q.v. above.

Webb, Rev. Thomas William. 1806-1885. Astronomer. ODNB. See Fraser’s: Unidentified contributions. [8/06]

Webbe, Cornelius. Add: 1789-1858. He signed his name as C. F. Webb in 1817, as Cornelius Webb in 1823, and as Cornelius Webbe from 1837 through the rest of his life. RLF file 366; death certificate (11 Aug. 1858). [8/06]

West, William, 1796?-1888. Delete name. Replace with the following: West, William, 1770-1854, bookseller and memoirist. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

Wehrhan, Augustus Henry. Amend entry to read: Born 1821 in Hanover; from 1846 taught music and modern languages in various British cities; still living in 1858, in which year he stole Octavian Blewitt's new silk umbrella. RLF case 1412 [2013]

Weir, William. Delete : Recollections of a Göttingen student, NMM 1440, 1450, 1468, 1480, 1491, 1503, 1530; Dec29—Aug30. [3/14]

Wells, Nathaniel Armstrong. Add year of birth : 1806. See ODNB under his father, Nathaniel Wells (1779-1852), a half-breed West Indian slave- and land-owner. N. A. Wells was born and raised in Britain, as an adult travelled much and, as Wellesley notes, lived for some time in Caen. [2013]

White, James [2013]
      Add : My First Duel, NMM 2124 - Aug34
      Add : Phadde and his Friends Tait 567, 674, 687, 729; Apr35-Aug36
      Add : On the employment of patronage in church and state 659, Jan36

Whitehead, Samuel Durham. Add: 1770/71 - 1837. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

Whitelocke, Robert Herriot. Still living in 1869. EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

*Wilkinson, Charlotte A. M., writer of verse and prose. Tait 2546, 2580, 2595. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

*Wilkinson, William, fl.1820s, British diplomat. NMM 969, 1019, 1052, 1086, 1097. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

Willdey, C. J. Add: “B.A. Lond:” EMC, VPR 36 (2003), 361.

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, his daughter married Octavian Blewitt, the RLF secretary.) [12/07]

Wilson, John Crawford. 1825-1901. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

*Wilson, Samuel, born 1803/04; Irish. FM 1770-1847 (7 pts.) EMC, VPR 26 (1993), 191.

Wooley, or Wolley (later Wolley-Dod), Charles. Delete entry. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

Wotton, Mabel E. Add dates: 1863-1927; also middle name: Emily. Showalter 326; obituary in Times. [My thanks to Dr. Sigrid Anderson Cordell for the references.]

Wright, John Bernard. Still living in Sept. 1866. EMC, VPR 34 (2001), 357.

Wright, Thomas, the ‘Journeyman Engineer.’ Add dates: 1839 - 1909. ODNB [12/07]

Yard, George. Undoubtedly a pseudonym. See CM 3416. [8/06]


Part C: INITIALS AND PSEUDONYMS

Barrister, a retired = Isaac Espinasse. FM 441, 454, 468, 499, 517, 552. [4/05]

Brand, Cannock = Benjamin Kidd. LM 544, 791.

Σ — NMM 3536, 3555, 3557, 3589, 3601, 3614, 3628, 3642 -- George A. F. P. S. Smythe. Millar, VPR 36 (2003), 260 n.48.

Gray, A.M. = William Brighty Rands

Gray, Angelo Merritt = W. B. Rands.

McTeague, P., Esq. — BentM 346, 358, 399, 415, 448, 466, 526, 674; DUM 1996. Not the P. Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) to whom Wellesley assigns this, but his father, Philip Meadows Taylor (1779-1868). See Part B above.

Page, G. H. [Gilbert H. Page] = Ella D’Arcy. WR 3290. [4/05]

Peard, George = W. B. Rands

Add : Ephraim Twigg - NMM 2146 - James White

Abbreviations and Short Titles [not in Wellesley]

Boylan & Foley: Thomas A. Boylan and Timothy P. Foley, ‘Biographical notes on professors of the Queen’s Colleges,’ in The market for political economy. The advent of economics in British university culture, 1850-1905, ed. Alon Kadish and Keith Tribe (London and NY: Routledge, 1993), 132-36.

Carne Switzerland: John Carne, Letters from Switzerland and Italy, during a late tour. By the author of ‘Letters from the East,’ &c ‘Travels in the East’ [i.e., John Carne]. London: publ. for Henry Colburn, by Richard Bentley, 1834 [but according to Bentley’s records published in 1833].

ODNB: references are to the online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Showalter: Elaine Showalter, Daughters of Decadence. Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers UP, 1993.

Szabad Diary: Stephen Beszedits, The Libby Prison Diary of Colonel Emeric Szabad. Toronto Canada: B&L Information Services, 1999. [12/07]

Curran Index ver. 5.1 © 2014 by Patrick Leary.