UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Walter Besant, 1836-1901

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1836
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Date of Death: 1901
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Identity:

Novelist, biographer and historian (particularly of London), Walter Besant was knighted in 1895.

Life:

He founded the Incorporated Society of Authors, of which Whistler became a member.

Bibliography:

Nelson's Encyclopedia, nd. [1911?]; National Portrait Gallery on-line catalogue at www.npg.org.uk (accessed 2005).