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Smith, Alexanderlocked

(fl. 1714–1726)
  • Pat Rogers


Smith, Alexander (fl. 1714–1726), compiler of biographies, is known for a number of criminal lives published in the reign of George I. They appeared under the name of Captain Alexander Smith, almost certainly a pseudonym. The first and most successful was The History of the Lives of the most Noted Highwaymen...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)