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False friends[edit]

There are two kinds: one type where the DNB template for DNB12 needs further disambigation (common enough). A second occurs where the author page itself needs disambiguation (Robert Ross is an example). A full check on both these types will be needed. Charles Matthews (talk) 08:20, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Remaining authors[edit]

Only a handful two left who really are not under control:

The following seem to be properly identified:

Charles Matthews (talk) 07:05, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Older discussion[edit]

Adjourned to Talk:Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement/List of Writers

Hard to identify authors[edit]

John Sergeant[edit]

No idea.Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

John Sergeaunt[edit]

actually John Sargeaunt (1857-1922), classicist and schoolmaster? Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

L. P. Sidney[edit]

No idea.Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

One approach is the ODNB listing of articles: for L. P. Sidney for example it turns up:

  • Dale, Sir David, first baronet (1829–1906), industrialist [orig.]
  • Wilson, Charles Henry, first Baron Nunburnholme (1833–1907), shipowner [orig.]

The [orig.] only denotes, I think, that the current ODNB article is flagged as "unrevised". And these listings only contain biographies that are revisions. In any case Sidney was clearly some sort of industrial historian. Charles Matthews (talk) 08:15, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

George Smith[edit]

No idea.Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

W. F. Spear[edit]

No idea.Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

W. F. Spear is clearly a civil engineer (ODNB for contributions). He is very likely the one mentioned here as editor of Engineering Abstracts, and is elsewhere identified as (Assistant) Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Charles Matthews (talk) 08:11, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

J. A. Stewart[edit]

one of w:James Alexander Stewart (classicist) w:John Alexander Stewart (classicist) or w:James Alexander Stewart (philosopher) w:John Alexander Stewart (philosopher)? Dsp13 (talk) Resolved from ODNB contributions to the philosopher.Dsp13 (talk) 18:57, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

James Taylor[edit]

No idea.Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

James Taylor wrote the biography of the physician w:John Hughlings Jackson citing "personal knowledge". He was "James Taylor, Hughlings Jackson's student, collaborator, biographer and unofficial secretary" according to this. Charles Matthews (talk) 07:43, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

P. W. W. for Percy W. Wallace[edit]

a misprint for Percy Maxwell Wallace (1863-1943), Secretary to the Senate of the University of London? He edited Tennyson, and according to his Who's Who entry was a DNB contributor. Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
misprint or a djvu scan artefact? Might be worth checking on a different output, due to how djvu's are created with underlying jpgs. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:28, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

William W. White[edit]

No idea.Dsp13 (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2013 (UTC)