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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....

Stedman, Edmund Clarence

Robert J. Scholnick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Banking; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1464 words.

Stedman, Edmund Clarence (08 October 1833–18 January 1908), poet, critic, and stockbroker, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Edmund Burke Stedman, a lumber merchant, and...