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Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor

Dan Gunn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1092 words.

Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor, was born at 35 Croxley Road, Maida Vale, London, on 24 November 1924, one of identical twins, daughters of Henry...

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Chettle, Henry (d. 1603x7), printer and playwright

Emma Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Publishing. 1357 words.

Chettle, Henry (d. 1603x7), printer and playwright, was the son of Robert Chettle, a dyer of London (d. in or before 1577). Chettle was bound as apprentice to the printer Thomas East for...

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Cooper [née Price], Elizabeth (b. in or before 1698, d. 1761?), playwright and anthologist

Yvonne Noble.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 748 words.

Cooper [née Price], Elizabeth (b. in or before 1698, d. 1761?), playwright and anthologist, was the daughter of Aubrey Price (d. 1698) and his wife, Bridget Claypoole (c.1674–1738),...

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Cowdroy, William (1752–1814), playwright and radical publisher

Craig Horner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Publishing. 818 words.

Cowdroy, William (1752–1814), playwright and radical publisher, is of obscure origins; details of his parentage and upbringing are unknown. He was apprenticed to John Monk, the printer of...

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Dell, Henry (b. in or before 1733), bookseller and playwright

Michael T. Davis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Publishing. 715 words.

Dell, Henry (b. in or before 1733), bookseller and playwright, was the son of Henry Dell, a tailor in St Peters Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. He was apprenticed to the London stationer James...

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Lawson, James

Ali Lang-Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Insurance; Journalism. 734 words.

Lawson, James (09 November 1799–24 March 1880), editor, author, and insurance broker, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Lawson, a merchant. His mother’s identity is not known....

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Leigh, Fred W. [real name William Frederick Bridgen] (1869–1924), lyricist and literary editor

Andrew Lamb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Publishing. 953 words.

Leigh, Fred W. [real name William Frederick Bridgen] (1869–1924), lyricist and literary editor, was born at 2 Nelson Terrace, Haggerston, north-east London, on 21 October 1869. Registered...

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Porter, Charlotte Endymion

Elaine Oswald.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Publishing; Education. 874 words.

Porter, Charlotte Endymion (06 January 1857–16 January 1942), editor and publisher, dramatist, and translator, was born Helen Charlotte Porter in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the daughter of...

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Smith, Elihu Hubbard

Stanley L. Block.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Medicine and Health; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1508 words.

Smith, Elihu Hubbard (04 September 1771–19 September 1798), medical practitioner, man of letters, and founder of the first national American medical journal, was born in Litchfield,...

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