Person Born 1/8/1819 Died 28/9/1891
Novelist. Born New York City as Herman Melvill. After 7 years as a seaman on whaling ships 1837 - 44 he began writing about his experiences and in 1851 published Moby Call-me-Ishmael Dick. In that book he refers to Bentham's auto-icon which he would have seen when he was in London on 1849. Died New York City.
See Londonist for some more on Melville's London.