Cover of: The Dictionary of National Biography | Sir Sidney Lee

About the Book

The definitive compendium of British biographies, originally commissioned by publisher George Murray Smith of Smith, Elder & co. A series of editors and a long list of contributors followed the format first established by Sir Leslie Stephen. Entries range from one paragraph to several pages per person.

The DNB was acquired by Oxford University Press circa 1912. They added supplements, errata, indices, and a Concise version. Modern versions are published as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

A painstaking transcription from scanned public domain copies is underway at WikiSource:

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OCLC/WorldCat 15204749
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