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John Cordy Jeaffreson (1831–1901)

Jeaffreson, John Cordy (jef’er’son). An English essayist, biographer, and critic; born in Framlingham, Suffolk, Jan. 14, 1831; died in London, Feb. 2, 1901. He was bred to the bar, but became a novelist, changing his mind when his fiction failed and his ‘Novels and Novelists from Elizabeth to Victoria’ (1858) succeeded; after which he wrote: ‘A Book about Doctors’ (1860); ‘A Book about Lawyers’ (1866); and ‘A Book about the Clergy’ (1870); ‘The Real Lord Byron’ (1883); and ‘The Real Shelley’ (1885).