Reference Entry

Forster, John (1812-1876), writer and literary adviser

James A. Davies

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Forster, John (1812-1876), writer and literary adviser, was born on 2 April 1812 at Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, the second of four children of Robert Forster (d. 1836), butcher and cattle dealer, and Mary (c.1780-1852), the daughter of a Gallowgate dairy farmer. The family, which was Unitarian, was not ...

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