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Baillie, Marianne (1795?–1831), travel writer and versifier

Rosemary Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 609 words.

Baillie, Marianne (1795?–1831), travel writer and versifier, whose maiden name appears to have been Wathen, married before 1817 Alexander Baillie, who printed privately at Kingsbury her...

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Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet

P. E. H. Hair.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Travel and Holiday. 607 words.

Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet, is known only through his one published writing. Possibly a relative of the Bakers of Sissinghurst who had connections with the...

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Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820), poet and satirist

John D. Haigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 541 words.

Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820), poet and satirist, was born in Cork. Despite his contemporary success little is known of his life. With his younger brother Richard he attended a...

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Battier [née Fleming], Henrietta (c. 1751–1813), poet and satirist

Isobel Grundy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 795 words.

Battier [née Fleming], Henrietta (c. 1751–1813), poet and satirist, was the daughter of John Fleming of Staholmock, co. Meath, Ireland. She later wrote that 'strangers possess my paternal...

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Blake, Mary Elizabeth

Dorothy McLeod MacInerney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 826 words.

Blake, Mary Elizabeth (01 September 1840–26 February 1907), author, was born Mary Elizabeth McGrath in Dungarven, Ireland, the daughter of Patrick McGrath, an artisan in marble, and Mary...

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Blenerhasset, Thomas (c. 1550–1624), poet and writer on Ireland

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 928 words.

Blenerhasset, Thomas (c. 1550–1624), poet and writer on Ireland, was a younger son of William Blenerhasset of Horsford Park, near Norwich, who died in 1598. His eldest brother, Edward, who,...

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Bontemps, Arna Wendell

Robert E. Fleming.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1472 words.

Bontemps, Arna Wendell (13 October 1902–04 June 1973), writer, was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of Paul Bismark Bontemps, a bricklayer, and Maria Carolina Pembroke, a...

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Branch, Anna Hempstead

Mary Hughes Brookhart.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1161 words.

Branch, Anna Hempstead (18 March 1875–08 September 1937), poet and reformer, was born in New London, Connecticut, the daughter of John Locke Branch, a lawyer, and Mary Lydia Bolles, an...

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Bremer, Fredrika

Janet Gray.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 926 words.

Bremer, Fredrika (17 August 1801–31 December 1865), novelist, travel writer, and poet, was born near Abo, Finland, the daughter of a wealthy merchant and his wife. The family moved to...

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Brooks, Walter Henderson

Adam Biggs.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1287 words.

Brooks, Walter Henderson (30 August 1851–06 July 1945), clergyman, temperance leader, and poet, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Albert Royal Brooks and Lucy Goode, slaves....

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