Person    | Male  Born 2/4/1812  Died 1/2/1876

John Forster

Categories: Literature

Writer and literary adviser. Born Newcastle upon Tyne. Came to London in 1828 to attend University College and to enter Inner Temple. A good friend of Charles Dickens he published his biography in 1872-4. Built Palace Gate House, W8 as a home for him and his wife, and died there.

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John Forster

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Dickens at Cobley Farm

Returned from his first trip to America Dickens spent some time here in 1842-...

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Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

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Fanny Kemble

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Charlotte Riddell

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Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl

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