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Marion Shaw (1787–1811)
Marion Bell (1811–1876)


Daughter of Charles Shaw of Ayr. Married Charles Bell in 1811. Following the death of her husband in 1842, lived with her brother, Alexander Shaw; their house became a centre of literary and scientific society. Published her husband’s letters in 1870.


DNB s.v. Bell, Charles (1774–1842), and Shaw, Alexander (1804–90)

Modern English biography.


DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.