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Prowse, William Jeffery (1836–1870), humorist

Sidney Lee

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Prowse, William Jeffery (1836–1870), humorist, was born at Torquay, Devon, on 6 May 1836, the son of Isaac Prowse (d. 1844) and his wife, Marianne Jeffery, who had known Keats and who had a volume of her poems published. Upon the death of his father in 1844, he was taken charge of by an uncle, ...

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Subjects: Literature ; Humour

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