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Title The Dictionary of national biography : Missing persons / edited by C.S. Nicholls ; consultant editors, G.H.L. Le May ... [and others]
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993


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Description xxi, 768 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Missing persons / edited by C.S. Nicholls ; consultant editors G.H.L. Le May ... [et al.]. 1993
Summary This new volume of the DNB records the lives of 1,086 men and women who for a variety of reasons were omitted from the original version. This volume is intended as a "catch-up" volume, adding a substantial number of individuals to the record of British history. The choice of entrants is of special interest since it not only rectifies some earlier oversights but also reflects scholarly developments in British history as well as more general changes in social outlook over the period since first publication. Thus, for example there are proportionately nearly four times as many women in this volume as in the original DNB, while a richer concentration of representatives from the developing worlds of commerce and finance, industry and science from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries points to areas of relatively recent attention by historians of the period. Similarly, the selection of some religious radicals of the seventeenth century singles out individuals whose significance has now been uncovered by modern scholarship. Among those no longer missing are: Thomas Traherne, Sylvia Plath, Francis Kilvert, Joe Ackerley, Lillie Langtry, and J.C. Merrick (The Elephant Man)
Analysis Biography
Great Britain
Notes "Contains the lives of 1,086 persons who were omitted from previous volumes of the DNB" - preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject British -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Missing persons -- Great Britain -- Biography.
United Kingdom -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Le May, G. H. L. (Godfrey Hugh Lancelot)
Nicholls, C. S. (Christine Stephanie)
LC no. 92009744
ISBN 0198652119 (cloth)
Other Titles Missing persons
Missing persons