@Pigsonthewing: Do we have evidence that the author is British?
I have an American who fits the bill
Lemuel Wellman Wright
Birth 9 Apr 1790 Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 25 Mar 1886 (aged 95) Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot HAZEL DELL PATH, Lot 2964, JOHN S WRIGHT TOMB
Memorial ID 177025292