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O’Riordan, Conal Holmes O’Connell (1874-1948) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conal_Holmes_O%27Connell_O%27Riordan


Orpen, Adela E(lizabeth Richards) (1855-1927) (stories)
Born in Virginia; died in Ireland.


Osgood, Kate Putnam (1841-1910) (stories)
See en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Kate_Putnam_Osgood


Otway, Leslie (fl. 1920s-1930s) (art)
See bearalley.blogspot.com/2007/01/leslie-otway.html


Overend, W(illiam) H(eysman) (1851-1898) (art)
See bearalley.blogspot.com/2018/08/w-h-overend.html


Oxenham, John; pseudonym of William Dunkerley (1852-1941) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/oxenham_john


Paget, H(enry) M(arriott) (1857-1936) (art)
See bearalley.blogspot.com/2018/08/h-m-paget.html


Pain, Barry (Eric Odell) (1864-1928) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/pain_barry


Palmer, (Edward Vivian) Vance (1885-1959) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vance_Palmer


Pankhurst, E(stelle) Sylvia (1882-1960) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Pankhurst


Parke, J(ames) C(ecil) (1881-1946) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cecil_Parke


Parker, Eric R. (1898-1974) (stories) (art)
See illustrators.wikia.com/wiki/Eric_R._Parker_(1898-1974)


Parker, Maude [i.e., Maude Louise Parker Child Pavenstedt] (1892-1959) (stories)
Born in Galveston, Texas; attended University of Wisconsin; first married to Richard Washburn Child, and was with Child when he was Ambassador to Italy in the 1920s; then married lawyer Edmund W. Pavenstedt; died in New York City.


Parker, Richard (1915-1990) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/parker_richard


Parmenter, Christine Whiting (1877-1953) (stories)
See prabook.com/web/christine_whiting.parmenter/1086841


Parr, Louisa (Sarah Ann Taylor) ({c}1848-1903) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_Parr


Parry, David Harold (1868-1950) (stories) (art)
A talented artist and authority on Napoleonic Wars; most of his writings were intended for younger readers.


Parry, [Sir] (Charles) Hubert (Hastings, 1st Baronet) (1848-1918) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Parry


Parsons, [Sir] Richard (Edmund Clement Fownes) (1928- ) (stories)
A senior British diplomat.


Passingham, W(illiam) J(ohn) (1897-1957) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/passingham_w_j


Patchett, M(ary Osborne) E(lwyn) (1897-1989) (stories)
See www.janebadgerbooks.co.uk/australia/patchett.html


Paton, [Sir] J(oseph) Noel (1821-1901) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Noel_Paton


Pauer, Ernst (1826-1905) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Pauer


Paull, H(arry) M(ajor) (1854-1934) (stories)
Born in Monmouth; educated privately; civil servant and dramatist.


Paust, Gil(bert Harry) (1912-1988) (stories)
Free-lance writer and the 14th editor of Adventure magazine. An expert on outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing, and also knowledgeable about aeronautics. His claim to hold a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University cannot be substantiated. Born in and resident of Yonkers, New York. Like Alden Norton before him and Bruce Cassiday after him, Gil Paust contributed prolifically to Adventure, but because he used a number of pseudonyms, his contributions are not realized.


Pavey, L(eonard) A(rthur) (1888-1961) (stories)
Born and educated in London; popular writer of short stories; lived in Sussex.


Payne, Will (1865-1954) (stories)
Born in Whiteside County, Illinois; journalist and financial editor of Chicago Daily News, Chicago Chronicle and Economist; contributed fiction to magazines.


Pearce, Charles E(dward) (1842-1924) (stories)
A journalist and writer of serials.


Pearce, (Charles Louis) St. John (1877-1941) (stories)
See charlespearce.org/people/st-john-pearce.html


Pears, Charles (1873-1958) (art)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Pears


Pearse, Alfred (1856-1933) (stories) (art)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Pearse


Pearson, Alec G(eorge) (1854-1937) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/pearson_alec_g


Pease, Howard (1863-1928) (stories)
Educated at Oxford; landowner and magistrate in Northumberland.


Peattie, Louise (Redfield) (1900-1965) (stories)
See socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w68h0048


Peery, James Robert (1900-1954) (stories)
Born in Mississippi; served in U.S. Army’s Signal and Intelligence Divisions in WWI; worked in banking and cotton before settling into journalism; published two mainstream novels under his real name.


Pemberton, [Sir] Max (1863-1950) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/pemberton_max


Pendered, Mary L(ucy) (1858-1940) (stories)
Born in London.


Pendexter, Hugh (1875-1940) (stories)
See pulpflakes.blogspot.com/2012/04/hugh-pendexter.html


Pepper, Frank (Stuart) (1910-1988) (stories)
Prolific author of boy’s fiction; scriptwriter for boy’s comics.


Perry, Aylesworth Bowen (1860-1956) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aylesworth_Bowen_Perry


Pertwee, Roland (1885-1963) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/pertwee_roland


Pettie, John (1839-1893) (art)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pettie


Peyton, Kathleen Wendy (1929- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._M._Peyton


Philip, Alex(ander) J(ohn) (1879-1955) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/philip_alex_j


Philips, George Norman [i.e., George Norman Phillips] (1884-1972) (stories)
Name spelled Phillips on birth certificate. A surveyor.


Phillpotts, (Henry) Eden (1862-1960) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/phillpotts_eden


Pierce, Frank(lin) Richardson (1887-1966) (stories)
Writer. Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts; died in Washington (?).


Piffard, Harold Hume (1867-1939) (art)
See bearalley.blogspot.com/2018/09/harold-piffard.html


Pink, [Rev.] Harry Leigh “Hal” (1906-1973) (stories) (art)
See bearalley.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/hal-pink.html


Plarr, Victor (Gustave) (1863-1929) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Plarr


Platt, Charles (1865-1935?) (stories)
Born in Hampstead; educated privately; author and editor.


Pocock, (Henry) Roger (Ashwell) (1865-1941) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/pocock_roger


Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) (stories) (assoc.)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe


Poisson, Jeanne Antoinette [Marquise de Pompadour] (1721-1764) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_Pompadour


Ponsonby, [Colonel] Charles (Edward) (1879-1976) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ponsonby


Poole, Reginald Heber (1885-1959) (stories)
Born in Northwich; author, editor, and journalist.


Prater, Ernest (1864-1950) (art)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Prater


Preston, Harriet Waters (1836-1911) (stories)
See www.encyclopedia.com/arts/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/preston-harriet-waters


Preston, Margaret J(unkin) (1820-1897) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Junkin_Preston


Price, Willard (De Mille) (1887-1983) (stories)
Writer, editor, explorer. Born in Peterboro, Ontario, Canada; died in Laguna Hills, California (?).


Prichard, K(atherine O’Brien) (1851-1935) (stories)
Born in India.


Priestley, Clive Ryland (1892-1973) (stories)
Born in Birmingham; educated in Malvern; died in Birmingham, England.


Procter, Bryan Waller (1787-1874) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Procter


Protheroe, Ernest (Hanley) (1866-1929) (stories)
Schoolmaster turned author.


Prout, Geoffrey (Roland Spencer) (1894-1960) (stories)
Born in Saxilby.


Prowse, Robert (1826-1886) (art)
See john-adcock.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/tale-of-two-roberts-by-steve-holland.html


Prowse, Robert (Jr.) (1858-1934?) (art)
See john-adcock.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/robert-prowse-jr-sketches-and.html


Pudney, John (Sleigh) (1909-1977) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pudney


Pullein-Thompson, Diana (1925-2015) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullein-Thompson_sisters


Punshon, E(rnest) R(obertson) (1872-1956) (stories)
Born in London.


Purdon, K(atherine) F(rances) (1852-1920) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Purdon


Quirk, Leslie W. (1882-1960) (stories)
Born in Alta, Iowa; educated at University of Wisconsin; editor and publisher.


Quiroule, Pierre; pseudonym of W. W. Sayer (1892-1982) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/quiroule_pierre


Raife, Raymond; pseudonym of Benjamin Hayward (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/raife_raymond


Raine, William MacLeod (1871-1954) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_MacLeod_Raine


Rainey, William (1852-1936) (art)
See bearalley.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/william-rainey.html


Raleigh, [Sir] Walter (1552?-1618) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Raleigh


Ramsay, Rina [i.e., Catherine Mary Ramsay] ({c}1875-1950) (stories)
Born in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrighshire, Scotland; died in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.


Randell, Christine (Margaret Mann) (1925- ) (stories)
Born in London.


Rayer, Francis G(eorge) (1921-1981) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rayer_francis_g


Raymond, Moore (1903-1965) (stories)
See bearalley.blogspot.co.uk/2007/05/moore-raymond.html


Redmond-Howard, L(ouis) G(eorge) (1884-1949?) (stories)
Authority on Irish politics and history.


Reed, (Herbert) Langford (1878-1954) (stories)
Born and lived in London; educated at Hove College; author and journalist; married to author Hetty Spiers.


Reid, Capt. (Thomas) Mayne (1818-1883) (stories)
Born in Ireland; spent a decade in the U.S.; lived mostly in London thereafter.


Rexford, Eben Eugene (1848-1916) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eben_E._Rexford


Reynolds, Stephen Allen (1875-?) (stories)
Adventurer, explorer, traveller; commander of the 1916 expedition to search for sunken treasure in the Spanish Main. Born in Boston; lived in California.


Reynolds, Warwick (Senior) (1832-1896) (art)
See ukcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Warwick_Reynolds_(1832-1896)


Reynolds, Warwick (Junior) (1880-1926) (stories) (art)
See ukcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Warwick_Reynolds_(1880-1926)


Rhondda, Lord [i.e., David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda] (1856-1918) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Alfred_Thomas,_1st_Viscount_Rhondda


Richardson, Anthony (Thomas Stewart Currie) (1899-1964) (stories)
Born in London; educated at Marlborough College; newspaperman and author.


Richmond, William Blake (1842-1921) (art)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake_Richmond


Rideaux, Charles de Balzac [born Ernest Charles de Balzac Willett] (1900-1971) (stories)
Son of E. Noddall Willett; stepfather’s last name was Ridout which somehow became Rideaux for this author.


Rieseberg, [Lieut.] Harry E(arl) (1892-1970) (stories)
Underwater expert, authority on treasure wrecks, prolific writer. Born in Washington, D.C.; died in Paradise, California.



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