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Author of the pamphlet Thames and Medway Admiralty Surveys. A Letter to the Members of the Select Committee of the House of Commons Appointed to Inquire into and Report upon the Basin and Dock Accommodation of the Royal Dockyards, 1864. The brief pamphlet consists of "Observations on a Comparison of Various Maps and Charts of the River Medway, below Rochester", drawn up by a civil engineer at Gooden's request, and a prefatory letter by Gooden. In the letter Gooden states, on the basis of the observations, that until a new survey of the Medway has been completed, no true estimate can be formed of the deplorable condition of the Medway embankments. He stresses the importance of prompt investigation of the matter. The H.W. article listed below deals with the same subject—"the state of the Medway, and the desperate prospects of the dockyard of Chatham”.

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Walter Goodman

11/5/1838 — 20/8/1912

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Artist, illustrator and author, famous for portraits of the actress Mrs. Keeley, and for the trompe l'oeil study 'The Printseller's Window' (c. 1883). The Garrick Club Art Collection website carries the following profile:

Walter Goodman was born in London in May 1838. He studied under J. M. Leigh and was admitted as a student at the Royal Academy Schools, at the age of nineteen, in 1857. In 1864 he left for the West Indies, where he remained for five years, writing and painting, mostly in Cuba. While in Cuba he was arrested and imprisoned in More Castle under suspicion of having been implicated in the Cuban revolution of 1869. Expelled from the island, he spent a year in New York before returning to London, where he devoted himself to portrait painting. Goodman exhibited just three paintings at the Royal Academy between 1872 and 1888.

 

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Colonial Government official; son of Captain Edward Gore, R.N. Served as private secretary to chief justice, then to second puisne judge, Ceylon, 1850-1851; during next fifteen years served in various Government capacities in British Honduras and in British Guiana; then colonial secretary, Barbados, 1867-1874; lieut.-governor of Tobago, 1877-1880; of St. Vincent, 1880-1886. F.R.G.S. C.M.G. (Colonial Office List, 1868 and later dates).

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Joseph Gostick

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Translator, journalist, miscellaneous writer. Contributed to Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, People's Journal, Chambers's; his "Trade-Unions, and the Relations of Capital and Labour" included in Cobden Club Essays, 2nd series, 1872. Reviewed books on German literature and philosophy for Athenaeum.

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[?] Graham

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Not identified. At least five English writers named Graham were publishing verse in the mid-century.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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Miscellaneous writer. Born in Dublin; studied law, served for a time in regiment of militia, then went to the Continent and turned to writing. British consul to the U.S. at Boston, 1839-1846. Contributed to New Monthly, Westminster Review, and other periodicals. Author of Highways and Byways, 1823 (and later series), and other volumes of tales; also of historical novels, histories, a tragedy, books dealing with the U.S.

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Dora Greenwell

6/12/1821 — 29/3/1882

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Poet and essayist. Dedicated throughout her life to benevolent and humanitarian works—the welfare of the poor, the care of the afflicted, the prevention of cruelty to animals. Worked actively in support of Royal Albert Asylum for idiots and imbeciles. Contributed to Ladies' Companion, North British Review, Good Words, and other periodicals. Several of her poems included in Home Thoughts and Home Scenes, 1865, a collection of poems for children. From 1848 to 1876 published seven volumes of poems, e.g., Carmina Crucie, 1869; The Soul's Legend, 1873. Was as true a poet, wrote Dr. John Brown, as George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, or Cowper (North British Review, February 1861). Published several books on the religious and spiritual life; the best known of these, The Patience of Hope, praised by Whittier for its earnest Christian spirit and its beauty of style. Wrote biography of Jean Lacordaire, 1867, and brief memoir of John Woolman, 1871.

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A. L. V. Gretton

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Contributor to periodicals; author of two books: The Vicissitudes of Italy, since the Congress of Vienna, 1859; and The Englishwoman in Italy: Impressions of Life in the Roman States and Sardinia, during a Ten Years' Residence, 1860. On the title page of her first book (preface dated from Genoa), the writer gave her name as A. L. V. Gretton; on the title page of the second, as Mrs. G. Gretton. The two books are by the same writer, as the following facts indicate: First, a review of The Vicissitudes of Italy in the English Woman's Journal, August 1859, refers to the author of that book as "Mrs. Gretton" and states that she was "Resident in Italy, intimately acquainted with the history of the country and the people"; as the title of the second book records, Mrs. Gretton was resident in Italy for ten years. Second, in The Vicissitudes of Italy, the author tells of an Ancona woman of abandoned character" who in August 1849 brought about the execution of her aged husband by hiding a dagger in the palliasse of his bed and denouncing him to the Austrian occupation authorities for having a concealed weapon in his possession—"an incident that came under my own observation"; in The Englishwoman in Italy, the author relates the same incident (the wife is "a reckless, abandoned woman") as happening in Ancona in 1849 (though the weapon is here spoken of as a sword rather than a dagger, and the execution is stated to have taken place on the morning following the denunciation, rather than within two hours of the denunciation).

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Anna Sophia Grey

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Wife of Sir George Grey, who was Home Secretary, 1846-1852 (also later). In the Office Book, Wills assigned "Ballinglen" to himself alone. More than half of the item consists of a letter written, according to Wills's editorial comment, "to a friend" by "a lady who is nearly related to a Minister of State". Sending the letter, with other materials, to Wills, Dickens wrote, July 16 1851: "The enclosed note and its enclosed papers are from Lady Grey (Lord Grey's Wife). I have written to her. Can you make a chip out of them, and correct our orthography of the place?" 

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Eliza Griffiths

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Not identified. Address: Kinsale. There seem to be no records that list a Griffiths living in Kinsale in the early 1850s; a George Griffith, 5 Brass Cock Hill, is listed in Valuation Papers of Ireland, compiled for Kinsale about 1852 (information from Cork City Library and from the National Library of Ireland, Dublin).

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Mrs. Grumride [?]

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Not identified.  


Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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Charles Hains Gunn

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Language instructor, miscellaneous writer. Address: 242 Nordblaak, Rotterdam. The Adresboek van Rotterdam, 1856 lists the resident at the above address as C.H. Gunn; Wijkregister volkstelling, 1849, gives Gunn's first name as Charles (information from Bibliotheek en Leeszalen der Gemeente, Rotterdam).

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Francis Gwynne

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Squatter, and land owner, New South Wales. Attended school in England, a nephew of Lord Brougham's being one of his schoolfellows. Emigrated to Australia. In partnership with his brothers Richard and Henry, took up Crown Lands outside the "Limits of Location". The Gwynne brothers are recorded, in 1848, as holding the Barratta cattle station, north of the Edward River, and the Werai, south of the Edward, in the Murrumbidgee squatting district. Barratta they held until 1853. When they dissolved their partnership, Henry Gwynne took over the Werai, holding it until 1876. In 1855 Francis Gwynne bought the Murgah station, adjoining the Barratta to the west (see map, end-paper, Ronald, The Riverina), with 750 head of cattle, for £6750. He sold the property in 1872. In the 1860s he was justice of the peace in the Moulamein district. His brother Henry had earlier served as justice of the peace (Ronald, The Riverina, pp. 55, 110, 112-13, et passim).

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[?] Hale

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Not identified.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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Fanny Hall

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Not identified.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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Andrew Halliday

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Essayist and playwright. When George Augustus Sala delayed overlong in sending in the final chapters of Quite Alone, Dickens had the serial completed by Andrew Halliday.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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Parliamentary reporter, politician. Published Report of the Proceedings at the Bread Street Ward Scrutiny, 1843, to make available to Londoners information affecting their franchise; and The Opinions of Sir Robert Peel, Expressed in Parliament and in Public, 1843, a compilation found valuable by many M.P.s. In 1857 and in 1859 unsuccessfully contested the Parliamentary election in Poole. In Poole Election, 1865, a pamphlet published by the committee for promoting the return to Parliament of H. D. Seymour and Charles Waring, was accused of having traduced the character of the two candidates.

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Public official. Student at Eton. B.A. Oxford, 1850. Justice of the peace for Devonshire; also deputy lieutenant. Shareholder in East India Co. (East-India Register, 1850 and other dates). Delivered lectures and addresses some of which he published: Paris, 1868; Rome, Ancient and Modern (two lectures), 1868; both items published for benefit of Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (MacmilIan, Bibliographical Catalogue); William Pitt and William Gladstone, 1887. Contributed to Fraser's. Edited Note Book of Sir John Northcote, 1877. Author of Ballads from Hebrew History, 1873; and Quarter Sessions from Queen Elizabeth to Queen Anne, 1878.

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Painter. Received art education under James Baker Pyne. Head master of Manchester School of Design, 1849-1862; president of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, 1857-1861. Commissioned by Prince Albert to paint two scenes in Germany. Exhibited at Royal Academy and elsewhere. Published an address on Continental schools of art and an occasional article. Did lithotint drawings of sketches for G. R. Dartnell's Brief Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Transport "Premier", 1845.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1973.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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James Hannay

17/2/1827 — 9/1/1873

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Journalist and author. After his early school years, educated himself largely by study and wide reading. From age thirteen to eighteen served in Royal Navy; dismissed, 1845, on charges of insubordination. Turned to journalism; lectured on literary subjects. From 1868 was British consul in Barcelona. Friend of Thackeray and Carlyle. Early in his journalistic career, founded a penny comic weekly, Pasquin, with Sutherland Edwards. Also worked with Edwards on the Puppet-Show. Thereafter contributed to Punch, United Service Magazine, Leader, Athenaeum, Quarterly Review, Illustrated Times, Welcome Guest, Cornhill, and other periodicals. Also contributed various series of articles to newspapers, e.g., "From Our Own Correspondent", to New York Tribune; "From an Englishman in Spain", to Pall Mall Gazette. Editor, 1860-1864, of Edinburgh Courant. Reprinted from periodicals various of his sketches, stories, and critical articles. Author of two 3-volume novels: Singleton Fontenoy, R.N., 1850, and Eustace Conyers, 1855; also Studies on Thackeray, 1869.

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