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Interest is British genealogy. Bringing old resources back to the world.

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Lots of Author pages in place for Contributors to DNB, hopefully with resulting obituaries, especially for those who don't have a Wikipedia entry.

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  1.   The plea of Clarence Darrow, August 22nd, 23rd & 25th, MCMXXIII, in defense of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr., on trial for murder (1924), by Clarence S. Darrow
  2.   War Prisoners (1919) by Clarence S. Darrow
  3.   Hospitals, Medical Science, and Public Health (1908) by Thomas Clifford Allbutt
  4.   The Evolution of Surgery (1910) by William Thorburn
  5.   Bearing and Importance of Commercial Treaties in the Twentieth Century (1906) by Thomas Barclay
  6.   Old Towns and New Needs; also the Town Extension Plan (1913), Paul Waterhouse and Raymond Unwin
  7.   The Distinction between Mind and Its Objects (1913) by Bernard Bosanquet
  8.   Leibniz as a Politician, (1911)by Adolphus William Ward
  9.   The Modern Treatment of Mental and Nervous Disorders, (1918)) by Bernard Hart
  10.   Education as the Training of Personality (1913) by Henry Spenser Wilkinson
  11.   Learners as Leaders, by Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1918)
  12.   Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods (1894), John Willis Clark
  13.   The Steam Turbine (1911), by Charles Algernon Parsons
  14.   Science and War (1919), by John Fletcher Moulton
  15.   Seventeen lectures on the study of medieval and modern history and kindred subjects (1886), by William Stubbs
  16.   Problems of Empire (1904), by Thomas Allnutt Brassey
  17.   On the Vatican Library of Sixtus IV (1899), by John Willis Clark
  18.   Immediate Experience and Mediation (1919), by Harold Henry Joachim
  19.   The Panama Canal Controversy (1913), by Henry Erle Richards
  20.   Eight Harvard Poets (1917), by various authors
  21.   On Radiation (Rede Lecture) (1865) by John Tyndall
  22.   Emancipate your colonies! (1830) by Jeremy Bentham
  23.   A Critical Examination of Dr G. Birkbeck Hills "Johnsonian" Editions (1898) by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald
  24.   History of the Guillotine (1853) by John Wilson Croker
  25.   Inaugural address delivered to the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 1st 1867 by John Stuart Mill
  26.   Aphorisms — an address delivered before the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution, November 11, 1887 by John Morley
  27.   The future of democracy (1918) by Richard Burdon Haldane
  28.   A dream of Midlothian (1884) by Edward Robert Sullivan
  29.   Some account of the town of Zanzibar (1869) by Edward Steere
  30.   The land league proposal (1882) by Michael Davitt
  31.   The promises of Turkey (1877) by Arthur Arnold
  32.   The Afghan War (Hardy) (1878) by Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy
  33.   The opium revenue (1875) by William Muir
  34.   The Royal Family of France (1882) by Lucien Edward Henry
  35.   The leather-workers of Daryaganj (1884) by George Alfred Lefroy
  36.   Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister or With a Niece Contrary to the Holy Law of God (1885) by Thomas Berney
  37.   Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909) by Mark Twain
  38.   The Fate of Fenella (1892) by multiple authors
  39.   Mr. Sidney Lee and the Baconians (1904) by George Stronach
  40.   Primary and classical education (1867) by Robert Lowe
  41.   Notes on five years' experiments on hop manuring conducted at Golden Green, Hadlow, Tonbridge (1900) by Bernard Shirley Dyer
  42.   The Discovery of Radium (1921) by Marie Skłodowska Curie
  43.   Inaugural lecture on The Study of History (1906) by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  44.   What is technology? (1855) by George Wilson
  45.   Knowing and acting (1910) by John Alexander Smith
  46.   Why do men starve? (1870s) by Charles Bradlaugh
  47.   The present and general condition of sanitary science (1889) by Edwin Chadwick
  48.   On an Evolutionist Theory of Axioms (1889) by John Cook Wilson
  49.   Poverty: its effects on the political condition of the people (1870s) by Charles Bradlaugh
  50.   Football: The Association Game (1906) by Charles William Alcock
  51.   Memorandum : Rear-Admiral Sir John C. Dalrymple Hay's compulsory retirement from the British Navy (1870) by John Charles Dalrymple Hay
  52.   On death punishments (1850) by James Haughton
  53.   The social and moral elevation of our working classes (1857) by James Haughton
  54.   Mrs. Caudle's curtain lectures (1866) by Douglas William Jerrold
  55.   What colonial preference means (1907) by the Cobden Club
  56.   The political value of history (1892) by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  57.   The Empire and the century (1905) by multiple contributors


  1.   The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. (1914), by Ernest Scott
  2.   An account of a voyage to establish a colony at Port Philip in Bass's Strait on the south coast of New South Wales, in His Majesty's Ship Calcutta, in the years 1802-3-4 (1805), by James Hingston Tuckey
  3.   Triangles of life, and other stories (1916), by Henry Lawson
  4.   Victoria: with a description of its principal cities, Melbourne and Geelong (1856), by Henry Butler Stoney
  5.   A sketch of the physical structure of Australia, so far as it is at present known (1850), by Joseph Beete Jukes
  6.   The Condition and Resources of New South Wales (1867), by Christopher Rolleston
  7.   The Aborigines of Victoria and Riverina (1889), by Peter Beveridge
  8.   The Coming Colony (1892), by Philip Mennell
  9.   Old Melbourne Memories (1896), by Rolf Boldrewood
  10.   Sea and River-side Rambles in Victoria (1860), by Samuel Hannaford
  11.   The Irish in Australia (1888) by James Francis Hogan
  12.   Tracks of McKinlay and party across Australia (1863) by John Davis
  13.   The Dictionary of Australasian Biography (1892) by Philip Mennell
  14.   A colonial autocracy, New South Wales under Governor Macquarie, 1810-1821 (1909) by Marion Phillips
  15.   Address on the opening of the Free Public Library of Ballarat East, on Friday, 1st. January, 1869 by Redmond Barry
  16.   The Australian Commonwealth and her relation to the British Empire (1912) by George Houstoun Reid
  17.   My Life in Two Hemispheres (1898) by Charles Gavan Duffy
  18.   Admiral Phillip (1899) by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
  19.   Australia, from Port Macquarie to Moreton Bay (1845) by Clement Hodgkinson
  20.   The Euahlayi Tribe (1905) by K. Langloh Parker
  21.   More Australian legendary tales (1898) by K. Langloh Parker
  22.   Australian Legendary Tales (1896) by K. Langloh Parker
  23.   Federated Australia (1901) by Alfred Odgers
  24.   The progress of the colony of Victoria (1856) by Alfred Webb
  25.   Australia and the Empire (1889) by Arthur Patchett Martin
  26.   Notable South Australians (1885) by George E. Loyau
  27.   The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales (1845) by Charles Griffith

Immigration and emigration

  1.   Address to an emigrant (1839) by the Religious Tract Society
  2.   Cotton and Immigration (1871) by Robert Turner Saunders
  3.   Two speeches of Robert R. Torrens, Esq., M.P., on emigration, and the colonies (1870) by Robert Richard Torrens
  4.   Emigration and immigration (1888) by Charles Francis Bastable
  5.   Effects of emigration; can it be made a means of relieving distress? (1856) by Thomas Jordan
  6.   Celtic migrations (1853) by Denis Caulfield Heron

UK and Ireland

  1.   List of Carthusians, 1800-1879 (1879), by William Douglas Parish
  2.   Omnibuses and Cabs (1902), by Henry Charles Moore
  3.   Highways and Byways in Sussex (1904), by Edward Verrall Lucas
  4.   The Bank of England and the State (1905), by Felix Schuster
  5.   Foreign Trade and the Money Market (1903), by Felix Schuster
  6.   A short history of social life in England (1906), by Margaret Bertha Synge
  7.   Two Sussex archaeologists: William Durrant Cooper and Mark Antony Lower (1877), by Henry Campkin
  8.   Views in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Northamptonshire (1818), by Edward Wedlake Brayley
  9.   Historical account of Lisbon college (1902) by William Croft and Joseph Gillow
  10.   England's Alarm! (1785) by Manasseh Dawes and Sir William Jones
  11.   Chronicle of the Grey friars of London (1852) by John Gough Nichols
  12.   Cartoon portraits and biographical sketches of men of the day (1873) text anonymous and illustrated by Frederick Waddy
  13.   English Law and the Renaissance (1901) by Frederic William Maitland
  14.   Garden Cities (1904) by Ralph Neville
  15.   The Saxon Cathedral at Canterbury and The Saxon Saints Buried Therein (1929) by Charles Cotton
  16.   St. Oswald and the Church of Worcester (1919) by Joseph Armitage Robinson
  17.   The Preservation of Places of Interest or Beauty (1907) by Robert Hunter
  18. 1836 (33) Registration of Births &c. A bill for registering Births Deaths and Marriages in England (1836)
  19. 1836 (34) Marriages. A bill for Marriages in England (1836)
  20.   Copyright Act, 1956 (United Kingdom) (1956)
  21.   Lectures on Housing (1914) by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree & Arthur Cecil Pigou
  22.   Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey (1852) by Arthur Hussey
  23.   Founder's Day in War Time (1917) by Adolphus William Ward
  24.   Introductory Address on the General Medical Council, its Powers and its Work (1906) by Donald MacAlister
  25.   University Education for Women (1913) by Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick
  26.   Somerset Historical Essays (1921) by Joseph Armitage Robinson
  27.   Modern Parliamentary Eloquence (1914) by George Nathaniel Curzon
  28. The Chartist Movement (1918) by Mark Hovell
  29. English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century (1893) by Graham Everitt
  30. Devonshire Characters and Strange Events (1908) by Sabine Baring-Gould
  31. The Land Question (1885) by Charles Alan Fyffe
  32. Diary of a Nobody (1919), by George Grossmith & Weedon Grossmith
  33. Studies of a Biographer, vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3 and vol. 4 by Leslie Stephen
  34. Science and Citizenship (1906) by Victor Verasius Branford
  35. The Public Records and The Constitution (1907) by Luke Owen Pike
  36.   A lecture on the evils of emigration and transportation (1838) by William Ashton
  37.   Historical characteristics of the Celtic race (1885) by William Duguid Geddes
  38. Inaugural address delivered to the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 1st 1867 (address, 1867) by John Stuart Mill
  39. Have you heard the news? (1835) by a Freeman
  40.   The House of Lords and the nation (1884) by Philip Vernon Smith
  41.   The State and the Slums (1884) by Edward Stanley Robertson
  42.   Agricultural labour (1872) by Baldwyn Leighton
  43.   The farm labourer in 1872 (1872) by Baldwyn Leighton
  44.   Pauperization: cause and cure (1871) by Baldwyn Leighton
  45.   The Lull before Dorking (1871) by Baldwyn Leighton
  46. Electoral purity and economy (1882) by Sydney Charles Buxton
  47. The bitter cry of outcast London (1883) by London Congregational Union
  48. The slave trade of east Africa (1869) by the Church Missionary Society
  49. A voice from the signal-box: or, railway accidents and their causes (1874) by a signalman
  50. The homes of the working classes and the promises of the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M.P. (1884) by J. M. Brindley
  51. On the forfeiture of property by married women (1870) by Arthur Hobhouse
  52. The government of London (1884) by William McCullagh Torrens
  53.   Workhouse nursing (1867) by Florence Nightingale
  54.   Unarmoured ships (1875) by Thomas Brassey
  55. Tithes : a paper read at the Diocesan Conference at Rochester, May 31, 1883 (1883) by Granville William Gresham Leveson-Gower
  56.   The Dioceses of England (c.1892) by Edward Augustus Freeman
  57.   Great Britain and the Suez Canal (1882) by William Rathbone
  58.   Dwellings of working-people in London (1874) by Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth and Sydney Hedley Waterlow
  59.   Ballot (1839) by Sydney Smith
  60.   Local taxation and poor law administration in great cities (1869) by William Rathbone
  61.   Workhouses and women's work (1858) by Louisa Twining
  62.   Nurses for the Sick (1861) by Louisa Twining
  63.   Judging from the past and present, what are the prospects for good architecture in London? (1864) by Nicholas Wiseman
  64.   Shall we have a Channel tunnel? (1883) by Horace Courtenay Gammell Forbes
  65.   Employers' liability (1880) by George William Wilshere Bramwell
  66.   Our big guns (1886) by Frederick Joseph Bramwell
  67.   The battle of the channel tunnel and Dover Castle and forts (1882) by Thomas Berney
  68.   On the motion of Sir George Strickland; for the abolition of the negro apprenticeship (1838) by William Ewart Gladstone
  69. Abolition of the Vice-Royalty of Ireland (1850) by John Stuart-Wortley
  70. Letters to Lord John Russell on the Further Measures for the Social Amelioration of Ireland (1847) by George Poulett Scrope
  71.   Observations on the present financial embarrassments (1831) by Montague Gore
  72.   Farm labourers, their friendly societies, and the poor law (1870) by John Young Stratton
  73. The supersession of the colonels of the Royal Army (1873) by Augustus Anson
  74. Undenominationalism (1902) by Robert Campbell Moberly
  75.   England under free trade (1881) by George Webb Medley
  76.   The English Peasant (1893) by Richard Heath
  77.   Notes on the Anti-Corn Law Struggle (1884) by Andrew Bisset
  78.   An Historical Essay on the Livery Companies of London (1881) by Richard James Cheeswright
  79.   Electoral Disabilities of Women (1872) by Millicent Garrett Fawcett
  80.   National Life and Character (1893) by Charles Henry Pearson
  81.   The Laboring Classes of England (1847) by William Dodd
  82.   The Parochial System: an appeal to English churchmen (1838) by Henry William Wilberforce
  83.   The Canal System of England (1904) by Hubert Gordon Thompson
  84.   The Working and Management of an English Railway (1889) by George Findlay
  85.   Landholding in England (1908) by Mary A. M. Marks
  86.   How contagion and infection are spread, through the sweating system in the tailoring trade (1877) by Peter Shorrocks
  87.   The Slippery Slope (1920) by William Amias Bailward
  88.   On an annual census (1889) by Edwin Chadwick
  89.   The Moral and Religious Bearings of the Corn Law (1841) by Alfred John Morris
  90.   Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform (1859) by John Stuart Mill
  91.   A charge delivered at the ordinary visitation of the archdeaconry of Chichester in July, 1843 by Henry Edward Manning
  92.   Radicalism, what is it? (c. 1870) by anonymous
  93.   An address on compulsory education (1871) by Richard Gardner
  94.   Hints for the improvement of village schools and the introduction of industrial work (1859) by John Fitzwygram
  95.   The Settled Estates Act, 1882 (1882) by Harry Lyndsay Manby
  96.   The education of the farmer (1857)  by Thomas Dyke Acland
  97.   The George Inn, Southwark (1918) by Bertram Waldrom Matz
  98.   The study of Anglo-Norman (1920) by Paul Studer
  99.   Why the History of English Law is Not Written (1888) by Frederic William Maitland
  100.   The parallel between the English and American civil wars (1910) by Charles Harding Firth
  101.   Reform or revolution (1870s) by Charles Bradlaugh
  102.   Home rule (1886) by Edward Spencer Beesly
  103.   The land, the people, and the coming struggle (1880) by Charles Bradlaugh
  104.   Whether the minority of electors should be represented by a majority in the House of Commons? (1875) by Frederick Augustus Maxse
  105.   Poor Law Administration, its Chief Principles and their Results in England and Ireland as Compared with Scotland (1864) by Edwin Chadwick
  106.   Mr. John Stuart Mill and the ballot (1869) by an Westminster elector
  107.   Eminent English liberals in and out of Parliament (1880) by John Morrison Davidson
  108.   The Channel Tunnel: Ought the Democracy to Oppose or Support It? (1887) by Charles Bradlaugh
  109.   England and Ireland (1868) by John Stuart Mill
  110.   A Review of the State of the Question respecting the Admission of Dissenters to the Universities (1835) by Edward Denison
  111.   The probable course of legislation on popular education, and the position of the church in regard to it (1868) by David Melville
  112.   The Conscience Clause in 1866 (1866) by John Gellibrand Hubbard and George Trevor
  113.   The conscience clause: a letter to His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, Lord President of Her Majesty's Privy Council (1867) by Edward Bickersteth
  114.   "The Conscience Clause": its history, terms, effect, and principle : a reply to Archdeacon Denison (1866) by John Oakley
  115.   The "Conscience Clause": speech of the Archdeacon of Taunton in the Lower House of Convocation of Canterbury, February 6th, 1866 (1866) by George Anthony Denison
  116.   Considerations on the state of Ireland (1864) by John Kells Ingram
  117.   A letter to the Right Hon. Chichester Fortescue, M.P. on the state of Ireland (1868) by John Earl Russell
  118.   On Irish absenteeism (1850) by William Neilson Hancock
  119.   Our habitual criminals (1882) by Frederick Richard Falkiner
  120.   What are the causes of the distressed state of the Highlands of Scotland? (1852) by William Neilson Hancock
  121.   Rome and Fenianism: The Pope's Anti-Parnellite Circular (1883) by William Maziere Brady
  122.   The Roman Catholic Bishops of Limerick and Clonfert on Boycotting and the Plan of Campaign (1887) by Edward Thomas O'Dwyer and John Healy
  123.   The ancient Irish church (1892) by John Healy
  124.     A forgotten small nationality (c. 1917) by Francis Sheehy Skeffington and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington
  125.   Confiscation in Irish history (1917) by William Francis Thomas Butler
  126.   The Irish problem: what lacks the backward farmer most: security or skills? (1869) by Hibernicus
  127.   Perils of home rule: a speech delivered at a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, on Tuesday, March 14th, 1893 (1893) by William Alexander
  128.   "What would happen to the Irish Minority: a most potent argument against Home Rule" (1889) by William Thomas Stead
  129.   The Irish Cause and "The Irish Convention" (1917) by William O'Brien
  130.   Who fears to speak of '98 (1922) by Anonymous
  131.   The Gaelic State in the Past & Future by Darrell Figgis(1917)
  132.   The Irish Constitution: Explained (1922) by Darrell Figgis
  133.   Studies in Irish History, 1649-1775 (1903) edited by Richard Barry O'Brien
  134.   An abstract of the bloody massacre in Ireland (1800), anonymous
  135.   Thoughts on the Corn laws, addressed to the working classes of the county of Gloucester (1839) by Augustus Henry Moreton


  1.   Anglican sisterhoods (1886) by William Connor Magee
  2.   An address to women (1885) by Harvey Goodwin
  3.   The early history of the property of married women (c. 1873) by Henry Sumner Maine
  4.   Female suffrage. A letter from the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P. to Samuel Smith, M.P. (1892) by William Ewart Gladstone
  5.   Female suffrage (1875) by Goldwin Smith
  6.   Woman and her possibilities (1913) by William Ramsay Smith
  7.   The Future of Single Women (1884) by Frances Henrietta Müller
  8.   A brief summary, in plain language, of the most important laws concerning women, together with a few observations thereon (1854) by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
  9.   Thirty years' progress in female education (1879) by John Llewelyn Davies
  10.   Women and the State (c. 1900) by Annie Osborn
  11.   The Education and Employment of Women (1868) by Josephine Elizabeth Grey Butler
  12.   An address delivered by the Hon. Mrs. Welby to the married women of Newton on the first Thursday in Lent, 1872 (1872) by Victoria Welby
  13.   The Future of the Women's Movement (1913) by Helena Maria Swanwick
  14.   Wives of the prime ministers, 1844-1906 (1918) by Elizabeth Lee
  15.   Women's suffrage: a short history of a great movement (1911) by Millicent Garrett Fawcett
  16.   Outlines of the women's franchise movement in New Zealand (1905) by William Sidney Smith

Biographical works

Works in progress

Biographical texts

Parts extracted as needed

Eminent Scotsmen

Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae

Catholic Encyclopedia listing

at Catholic Encyclopedia

The Biographical Dictionary of America

at The Biographical Dictionary of America

Things to Do


Grab and convert

University of London General Register parts I and II (published 1890, 1899)

  • Part I includes graduates who died before 31 December 1890 and those who were undergraduates up until 31 March 1883 but had not passed an examination up until 31 December 1890.
  • Part II contains graduates who died, 1 January 1891- 30 March 1899, and those who were undergraduates, 31 March 1883-31 March 1893, but had not passed an examination by 31 March 1899.

University of London General Register part III (published 1901)

  • Details of all graduates and undergraduates up until 31 March 1901 (except those listed in parts I-II); Names of Chancellors, officials, and teachers up until 1901.

University of London Historical Record, 1836-1926 (published 1926)

Victoria University, Manchester

Pages to create


  • {{spoken}} add option of |song


  • Portal subpages to apply, discuss template first.
  • Look to a means to create a usable text/template for Wikitionary quotation/citation. Thought would be to have at Index: page, so that it grabs meta data, and would request user input for the word and the page number, noting that want it to point to document in main namespace, not in page environment. Grander plan would be that it then adds it in directly, though let us start with production of wikitext to paste into place.
  • Create schema and review link templates for Grove's Dictionary of Music
  • Find and fix where {{process header}} is used within the main/author/portal namespace and convert appropriately
  • {{wikipediaref}} and {{wikipediarefb}} to be incorporated into respective headers
  • steal {{edit filter warning}} from enWP
  • investigate {{ba}}

References and underlying templates

Cat filter to create

Create an Author filter so that the error at Category:Authors with DefaultSort error is captured and directed like no header. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:25, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


Maintenance categories and queries

Categories that accumulate maintenance

Petscan queries

transclusion checks
author maintenance
page maintenance
main namespace maintenance
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Toolsie things

Searches with interesting content



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