Walley Chamberlain Oulton

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Oulton, Walley Chamberlain, the author of some twenty-three pieces, chiefly dramatic, published between 1784 and 1817, was a native of Dublin. His most important writing were,: A History of the Theatres of London, 2 vols. (1796), and The Traveller's Guide, or English Itinerary, 2 vols. (1805). Little is known concerning his life: he appears to have been living in 1820. We are told that "his miscellaneous writings enjoyed considerable repute during a reasonable period of popularity; and on the whole we must repute him to have been a man of taste, judgment, and extensive reading."

Sources

116. Dublin University Magazine (46). Dublin, 1833-'77.

31a. Bibliotheca Britannica: Robert Watt, M.D. 4 vols. Edinburgh, 1824.

254. Notes and Queries. London, 1850-'78.
O'Callaghan, John C., see No. 186.

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