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Jerrold, Douglas William

Michael Slater

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Jerrold, Douglas William (1803–1857), playwright and journalist, was born on 3 January 1803 in Greek Street, London, the third of the four children of Samuel Jerrold (1749–1820), provincial actor and theatre manager, and his second wife, Mary, née Reid (1775–1851), actress. Jerrold passed his earliest years in ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Journalism

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