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Adams, Henry

David R. Contosta.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 2827 words.

Adams, Henry (16 February 1838–27 March 1918), historian, novelist, and critic, was born Henry Brooks Adams in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Francis Adams, a diplomat,...

Arthur, Timothy Shay

Claudia Durst Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 890 words.

Arthur, Timothy Shay (06 June 1809–06 March 1885), editor, temperance crusader, and novelist, was born in Orange County, New York, the son of William Arthur and Anna Shay, occupations...

Baldwin, Joseph Glover

Merritt Moseley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 959 words.

Baldwin, Joseph Glover (21 January 1815–30 September 1864), attorney and author, was born in Friendly Grove Factory, Virginia, the son of Joseph Clarke Baldwin, a mill owner, and Eliza...

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...

Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and social activist

Caroline Zilboorg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Religion; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 687 words.

Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and...

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons

Tammy Stone.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1359 words.

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons (22 February 1876–26 January 1938), author and activist, was born on the Yankton Sioux reservation in Dakota Territory, the daughter of Ellen Tate’lyohiwin Simmons....

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...

Brame [née Law], Charlotte Mary (1836–1884), novelist and benefactor

Gregory Drozdz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 999 words.

Brame [née Law], Charlotte Mary (1836–1884), novelist and benefactor, was born on 1 November 1836, at Rosary House, 35 Castle Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, the eldest of the nine...

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...

Brodbelt [née Penoyre], Anne (1751–1827), letter writer and social observer

Natalie Zacek.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 769 words.

Brodbelt [née Penoyre], Anne (1751–1827), letter writer and social observer, was born on 1 January 1751 at Spanish Town, Jamaica, one of two children of Thomas Penoyre (1722–1766),...

Browne, John Ross

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1392 words.

Browne, John Ross (11 February 1821–08 December 1875), writer, world traveler, and government agent, was born in Beggars Bush, near Dublin, Ireland, the son of Thomas Egerton Browne and...

Buck, Pearl S.

Paul A. Doyle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 2373 words.

Buck, Pearl S. (26 June 1892–06 March 1973), author and humanitarian, was born Pearl Sydenstricker in Hillsboro, West Virginia, the daughter of Absalom Sydenstricker and Caroline Stulting,...

Calderwood [née Steuart], Margaret (1715–1774), diarist and traveller

Stuart W. McDonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); World History; Travel and Holiday. 650 words.

Calderwood [née Steuart], Margaret (1715–1774), diarist and traveller, was the eldest daughter of Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees and Coltness, baronet (1681–1727), solicitor-general for...

Calkins, Clinch

William Stott.

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; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1111 words.

Calkins, Clinch (15 July 1895–26 December 1968), poet, polemicist, and novelist, was born Marion Clinch Calkins in Evansville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Judson Wells Calkins, a politically...

Calvert, George Henry

James R. Simmons.

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; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1133 words.

Calvert, George Henry (02 June 1803–24 May 1889), author, was born on his family’s estate near Bladensburg, Maryland, the son of George Calvert, a planter and politician, and Rosalie...

Cannon, Cornelia James

Maria Diedrich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1257 words.

Cannon, Cornelia James (17 November 1876–01 December 1969), novelist and birth control activist, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry Clay James and Frances Haynes. While...

Carruth, Hayden

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 746 words.

Carruth, Hayden (31 October 1862–03 January 1932), writer, was born Fred Hayden Carruth near Lake City, Minnesota, the son of Oliver Powers Carruth and Mary Veeder, farmers. After receiving...

Cleaver, Eldridge

Lauren Araiza and Joshua Bloom.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 2468 words.

Cleaver, Eldridge (31 August 1935–01 May 1998), social activist and writer, was born Leroy Eldridge Cleaver in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, the son of Leroy Cleaver, a waiter and nightclub piano...

Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1416 words.

Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury (23 June 1876–10 March 1944), newspaperman, author, and humorist, was born in Paducah, Kentucky, the son of Joshua Clark Cobb, a Confederate army soldier and later a...

Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout

Steven H. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1356 words.

Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout (11 March 1818–23 December 1869), author and wine merchant, was born in New York City, the son of Frederick Cozzens, a chemist, naturalist, geologist, and...