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

Project involvement[edit]

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

Plus see #DNB

Bot sDrewthbot[edit]

Available to update works at English Wikisource and at Commons, and by arrangement and with the permissions of the other Wikisources.

Major Works[edit]

Works completed[edit]



  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 (1909), Clarence S. Darrow
  3. Hospitals, Medical Science, and Public Health (1908), by William Thorburn
  4. The Evolution of Surgery (1910), by William Thorburn
  5. The Bank of England and the State (1905), by Felix Schuster
  6. Foreign Trade and the Money Market (1903), by Felix Schuster
  7. Bearing and Importance of Commercial Treaties in the Twentieth Century (1906), Thomas Barclay
  8. Old Towns and New Needs; also the Town Extension Plan (1913), Paul Waterhouse and Raymond Unwin
  9. The Distinction between Mind and Its Objects, Bernard Bosanquet (1913)
  10. Leibniz as a Politician, by Adolphus William Ward (1911)
  11. The Modern Treatment of Mental and Nervous Disorders, by Bernard Hart (1918)
  12. Education as the Training of Personality, Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1913)
  13. Learners as Leaders, by Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1894)
  14. Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods (1894), John Willis Clark wikidata
  15. The Steam Turbine (1911), by Charles Algernon Parsons
  16. Science and War (1919), John Fletcher Moulton
  17. Seventeen lectures on the study of medieval and modern history and kindred subjects (1886), by William Stubbs
  18. Problems of Empire (1904), by Thomas Allnutt Brassey
  19. On the Vatican Library of Sixtus IV (1899), by John Willis Clark
  20. Immediate Experience and Mediation (1919), by Harold Henry Joachim
  21. The Panama Canal Controversy (1913), by Henry Erle Richards
  22. Eight Harvard Poets (1917), by various authors
  23. On Radiation (Rede Lecture) (1865) by John Tyndall
  24. Emancipate your colonies! (1830) by Jeremy Bentham
  25. A Critical Examination of Dr G. Birkbeck Hills "Johnsonian" Editions (1898) by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald
  26. Address to an emigrant (1839) by Religious Tract Society
  27. Cotton and Immigration (1871) by Robert Turner Saunders
  28. History of the Guillotine (1853) by John Wilson Croker
  29. Inaugural address delivered to the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 1st 1867 by John Stuart Mill
  30. Aphorisms — an address delivered before the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution, November 11, 1887 by John Morley
  31. The future of democracy (1918) by Richard Burdon Haldane
  32. A dream of Midlothian (1884) by Edward Robert Sullivan
  33. Some account of the town of Zanzibar (1869) by Edward Steere
  34. The land league proposal (1882) by Michael Davitt
  35. The promises of Turkey (1877) by Arthur Arnold
  36. The Afghan War (Hardy) (1878) by Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy
  37. Anglican sisterhoods (1886) by William Connor Magee
  38. An address to women (1885) by Harvey Goodwin
  39. The opium revenue (1875) by William Muir
  40. The Royal Family of France (1882) by Lucien Edward Henry
  41. The leather-workers of Daryaganj (1884) by George Alfred Lefroy
  42. Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister or With a Niece Contrary to the Holy Law of God (1885) by Thomas Berney
  43. Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909) by Mark Twain
  44. Two speeches of Robert R. Torrens, Esq., M.P., on emigration, and the colonies (1870) by Robert Richard Torrens
  45. The early history of the property of married women (c. 1873) by Henry Sumner Maine
  46. the Fate of Fenella (1892) by multiple authors
  47. Woman and her possibilities (1913) by William Ramsay Smith
  48. The Future of Single Women (1884) by Frances Henrietta Müller
  49. 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


  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

UK and Ireland[edit]

  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. A short history of social life in England (1906), by Margaret Bertha Synge
  5. Two Sussex archaeologists: William Durrant Cooper and Mark Antony Lower (1877), by Henry Campkin
  6. Views in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Northamptonshire (1818), by Edward Wedlake Brayley
  7. Historical account of Lisbon college (1902) by William Croft and Joseph Gillow
  8. England's Alarm! (1785) by Manasseh Dawes and Sir William Jones
  9. Chronicle of the Grey friars of London (1852) by John Gough Nichols
  10. Cartoon portraits and biographical sketches of men of the day (1873) text anonymous and illustrated by Frederick Waddy
  11. English Law and the Renaissance (1901) by Frederic William Maitland
  12. Garden Cities (1904) by Ralph Neville
  13. The Saxon Cathedral at Canterbury and The Saxon Saints Buried Therein (1929) by Charles Cotton
  14. St. Oswald and the Church of Worcester (1919) by Joseph Armitage Robinson
  15. The Preservation of Places of Interest or Beauty (1907) by Robert Hunter
  16. 1836 (33) Registration of Births &c. A bill for registering Births Deaths and Marriages in England (1836)
  17. 1836 (34) Marriages. A bill for Marriages in England (1836)
  18. Copyright Act, 1956 (United Kingdom) (1956)
  19. Lectures on Housing (1914) by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree & Arthur Cecil Pigou
  20. Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey (1852) by Arthur Hussey
  21. Founder's Day in War Time (1917) by Adolphus William Ward
  22. Introductory Address on the General Medical Council, its Powers and its Work (1906) by Donald MacAlister
  23. University Education for Women (1913) by Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick
  24. Somerset Historical Essays (1921) by Joseph Armitage Robinson
  25. Modern Parliamentary Eloquence (1914) by George Nathaniel Curzon
  26. The Chartist Movement (1918) by Mark Hovell
  27. English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century (1893) by Graham Everitt
  28. Devonshire Characters and Strange Events (1908) by Sabine Baring-Gould
  29. The Land Question (1885) by Charles Alan Fyffe
  30. Diary of a Nobody (1919), by George Grossmith & Weedon Grossmith
  31. Studies of a Biographer, vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3 and vol. 4 by Leslie Stephen
  32. Science and Citizenship (1906) by Victor Verasius Branford
  33. The Public Records and The Constitution (1907) by Luke Owen Pike
  34. A lecture on the evils of emigration and transportation (1838) by William Ashton
  35. Historical characteristics of the Celtic race (1885) by William Duguid Geddes wikidata
  36. Inaugural address delivered to the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 1st 1867 (address, 1867) by John Stuart Mill
  37. Have you heard the news? (1835) by a Freeman
  38. The House of Lords and the nation (1884) by Philip Vernon Smith
  39. The State and the Slums (1884) by Edward Stanley Robertson
  40. Agricultural labour (1872) by Baldwyn Leighton
  41. The farm labourer in 1872 (1872) by Baldwyn Leighton
  42. Pauperization: cause and cure (1871) by Baldwyn Leighton
  43. The Lull before Dorking (1871) by Baldwyn Leighton
  44. Female suffrage. A letter from the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P. to Samuel Smith, M.P. (1892) by William Ewart Gladstone
  45. Electoral purity and economy (1882) by Sydney Charles Buxton
  46. The bitter cry of outcast London (1883) by London Congregational Union
  47. The slave trade of east Africa (1869) by the Church Missionary Society
  48. A voice from the signal-box: or, railway accidents and their causes (1874) by a signalman
  49. The homes of the working classes and the promises of the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M.P. (1884) by J. M. Brindley
  50. On the forfeiture of property by married women (1870) by Arthur Hobhouse
  51. The government of London (1884) by William McCullagh Torrens
  52. Female suffrage (1875) by Goldwin Smith
  53. Workhouse nursing (1867) by Florence Nightingale
  54. Unarmoured ships (1875) by Thomas Allnutt 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. Judging from the past and present, what are the prospects for good architecture in London? (1864) by Nicholas Wiseman
  63. Shall we have a Channel tunnel? (1883) by Horace Courtenay Gammell Forbes
  64. Employers' liability (1880) by George William Wilshere Bramwell
  65. Our big guns (1886) by Frederick Joseph Bramwell
  66. The battle of the channel tunnel and Dover Castle and forts (1882) by Thomas Berney
  67. On the motion of Sir George Strickland; for the abolition of the negro apprenticeship (1838) by William Ewart Gladstone
  68. Abolition of the Vice-Royalty of Ireland (1850) by John Stuart-Wortley
  69. Letters to Lord John Russell on the Further Measures for the Social Amelioration of Ireland (1847) by George Poulett Scrope
  70. Observations on the present financial embarrassments (1831) by Montague Gore
  71. Farm labourers, their friendly societies, and the poor law (1870) by John Young Stratton
  72. The supersession of the colonels of the Royal Army (1873) by Augustus Anson
  73. Undenominationalism (1902) by Robert Campbell Moberly
  74. England under free trade (1881) by George Webb Medley
  75. The English Peasant (1893) by Richard Heath
  76. Notes on the Anti-Corn Law Struggle (1884) by Andrew Bisset
  77. An Historical Essay on the Livery Companies of London (1881) by Richard James Cheeswright
  78. Electoral Disabilities of Women (1872) by Millicent Garrett Fawcett
  79. National Life and Character (1893) by Charles Henry Pearson
  80. The Laboring Classes of England (1847) by William Doddwikidata
  81. The Parochial System: an appeal to English churchmen (1838) by Henry William Wilberforcewikidata
  82. The Canal System of England (1904) by Hubert Gordon Thompson wikidata

Biographical works[edit]

Works in progress[edit]

Biographical texts[edit]

Parts extracted as needed

Eminent Scotsmen[edit]

Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae[edit]

Catholic Encyclopedia listing[edit]

at Catholic Encyclopedia

The Biographical Dictionary of America[edit]

at The Biographical Dictionary of America

Things to Do[edit]


Grab and convert[edit]

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[edit]


  • {{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[edit]

Cat filter to create[edit]

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[edit]

Categories that accumulate maintenance

Searches with interesting content[edit]



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Research tools[edit]

Tools for helping to search, sort and disambiguate authors


(biographical works above)



  • m:TemplateScript
    • enabled: — boolean value, so you can put anything that would fit into an if(...). For example, you could do enabled: isDNB00 && mw.config.get('wgTitle').match(/Chapter \d+/)
    • replaceSelection($target, function)
      name: 'wrap with <poem>',
      script: function(context) {
         pathoschild.TemplateScript.replaceSelection(context.$target, function(selected) {
            return '<poem>' + selected + '</poem>';

Quick links[edit]