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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]

My 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 wikidata
  2. War Prisoners (1919) by Clarence S. Darrow wikidata
  3. Hospitals, Medical Science, and Public Health (1908) by Thomas Clifford Allbutt wikidata
  4. The Evolution of Surgery (1910) by William Thorburn wikidata
  5. Bearing and Importance of Commercial Treaties in the Twentieth Century (1906) by Thomas Barclay wikidata
  6. Old Towns and New Needs; also the Town Extension Plan (1913), Paul Waterhouse and Raymond Unwin wikidata
  7. The Distinction between Mind and Its Objects by Bernard Bosanquet (1913) wikidata
  8. Leibniz as a Politician, by Adolphus William Ward (1911) wikidata
  9. The Modern Treatment of Mental and Nervous Disorders, by Bernard Hart (1918)
  10. Education as the Training of Personality, Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1913)
  11. Learners as Leaders, by Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1894)
  12. Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods (1894), John Willis Clark wikidata
  13. The Steam Turbine (1911), by Charles Algernon Parsons
  14. Science and War (1919), 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


  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 wikidata
  21. More Australian legendary tales (1898) by K. Langloh Parker wikidata
  22. Australian Legendary Tales (1896) by K. Langloh Parker wikidata

Immigration and emigration[edit]

  1. Address to an emigrant (1839) by 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

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. 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 wikidata
  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 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 wikidata
  62. Nurses for the Sick (1861) by Louisa Twining wikidata
  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 Doddwikidata
  82. The Parochial System: an appeal to English churchmen (1838) by Henry William Wilberforcewikidata
  83. The Canal System of England (1904) by Hubert Gordon Thompson wikidata
  84. The Working and Management of an English Railway (1889) by George Findlay wikidata
  85. Landholding in England (1908) by Mary A. M. Marks wikidata
  86. How contagion and infection are spread, through the sweating system in the tailoring trade (1877) by Peter Shorrocks wikidata
  87. The Slippery Slope (1920) by William Amias Bailward wikidata
  88. On an annual census (1889) by Edwin Chadwick wikidata
  89. The Moral and Religious Bearings of the Corn Law (1841) by Alfred John Morris wikidata


  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 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]