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Bram Stoker’s Dublin Friends

Dame Madge Kendal nee Robertson
1849-1935  
English actress, singer, theatre manager and her English husband, William Hunter Grimston
1843-1917
whose stage name was Kendal. Both frequented the Dublin stages. He was a member of the Beefsteak & Garrick Clubs in London, as was Bram Stoker after his move to London

Dr. George Ferdinand Shaw 1821-1899

First editor of the Irish Times, Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Bram Stoker’s tutor at TCD, and a founder of the Home Rule League

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George Francis Fitzgerald

1851-1901

Irish professor of "natural and experimental philosophy" (i.e. , physics and chemistry) at Trinity College Dublin


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Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

1854-1900

Poet, novelist, and playwright, shameless self-promoter & leader of the so-called aesthetic movement, Oscar was romantically involved with young Florence Balcombe prior to her marriage to Bram Stoker

“Speranza”

Lady Jane Francesca Agnes Wilde

1820-1896

Poet, advocate for women’s rights; mother of Oscar

Sir William Robert Wills Wilde

1815-1876

Ireland’s leading ear & eye surgeon, knighted for his service to medicine; author, angler & outdoorsman; father of Oscar

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Francis Frankfort Moore

1855- 1931

Very popular & prolific writer & satirist, married to

Alice Grace Balcombe,

sister of Florence Balcombe Stoker


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“I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.”

F. Frankfort Moore


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Walter Fredrick Osborne

1859 - 1903

Born in Rathmines, son of William Osborne, also an artist.

Impressionist landscape and portrait painter, who it was said, bowled well enough to have made a living by cricket. Close friend of Bram & Thornley, he painted many members of the Stoker family.

Edward Dowden

1843 – 1913

Irish Poet and Professor of English Literature and Oratory

Bram Stoker’s mentor at Trinity College Dublin.

In his first book, Shakespeare: His Mind and Art, Dowden wrote, “Even though death end all, these things at least are - beauty and force, purity, sin, and love, and anguish and joy. These things are, and therefore life cannot be a little idle whirl of dust.”

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Hester Dowden Travers Smith

1868 - 1949

Daughter of Edward Dowden, married to a well-respected Dublin physician. A Spiritualist and professional medium, who practiced internationally. Communicated with Shakespeare,

and published a book on her spirit world conversations with Oscar Wilde

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