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Cover of: Dictionary of National Biography | George Murray Smith, Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee, H. W. Carless Davis, J. R. H. Weaver, Sir E. T. Williams, Helen M. Palmer, Christine Stephanie Nicholls, Harold F. Oxbury
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: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:WikiProject_DNB

121 editions First published in 1885

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2011, British Library, Historical Print Editions
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2011, British Library, Historical Print Editions
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Dictionary Of National Biography
March 15, 2007, Lee Press
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 30. Johnes - Kenneth
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Second Supplement. Volume 3. Neil - Young
June 13, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 5. Bicheno - Bottisham
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 14. Damon - D\'Eyncourt
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 10. Chamber - Clarkson
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 12. Conder - Craigie
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 60. Watson - Whewell
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 1. Abbadie - Anne
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 27. Hindmarsh - Hovenden
March 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 33. Leighton - Lluelyn
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 32. Lambe - Leigh
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 38. Milman - More
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 9. Canute - Chaloner
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Second Supplement. Volume 1. Abbey - Eyre
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 46. Pocock - Puckering
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Supplement. Volume 2. Chippendale - Hoste
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 4. Beal - Biber
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 8. Burton - Cantwell
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 61. Whichcord - Williams
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 6. Bottomley - Browell
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 44. Paston - Percy
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume 49. Robinson - Russell
May 31, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
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The Dictionary of national biography
1994, Oxford University Press
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Dictionary of National Biography
1975, Oxford University Press
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Dictionary of national biography: Vol. 1. Abbadie - Beadon
1968, Oxford University Press
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The dictionary of national biography: 1922-1930
1967, Oxford University Press
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The dictionary of national biography: 1922-1930
1967, Oxford University Press
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The dictionary of national biography: 1912-1921
1966, Oxford University Press
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The dictionary of national biography: 1912-1921
1966, Oxford University Press
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Dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to 1900
1963, Oxford University Press
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The dictionary of national biography
1937, Oxford University Press, H. Milford
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The Dictionary of national biography
1920, Oxford University Press
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The Dictionary of National Biography
1909, Oxford University Press
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Dictionary of National Biography: Volume XIX : From Stow to Tytler
1909, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Vol. 14
1908, Smith, Elder & co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Vol.13
1908, Smith, Elder & co.
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Dictionary of National Biography: Errata
1904, Smith, Elder & co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Errata
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Dictionary of national biography: Errata
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Dictionary of national biography: index and epitome
1903, Smith, Elder & co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XLIV : from Paston to Percy
1895, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XXXII : From Lambe to Leigh
1892, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XXIX : from Inglis to John
1892, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XIX : from Finch to Forman
1889, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XX : from Forrest to Garner
1889, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XIII : from Craik to Damer
1888, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XV : from Diamond to Drake
1888, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume XI : from Clater to Condell
1887, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume II : from Annesley to Baird
1885, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography.: Volume IV : from Beal to Biber
1885, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of national biography: Volume III : from Baker to Beadon
1885, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome
1885, Macmillan, Smith, Elder & Co.
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