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CodeNA9562
Dates1823-1886
Person NameIngleby; Clement Mansfield (1823-1886); Shakespearian scholar
SurnameIngleby
ForenamesClement Mansfield
EpithetShakespearian scholar
ActivityClement Mansfield Ingleby was born in Edgbaston, near Birmingham, in 1823. Through ill health he did not attend much school, but graduated BA from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1847, MA in 1850 and LLD in 1859. The son of a solicitor, he joined his father’s office in Birmingham for some years but did not enjoy the work, and spent his spare time studying mathematics, metaphysics and dramatic literature. He began to write articles on Shakespeare and lectured a little on logic before moving to London in 1859. There he wrote for periodicals and on metaphysics, before devoting himself entirely to work on Shakespeare. A Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature, he married a Miss Oakes in 1850, and died in Essex in 1886.
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