Charles James Billson (1858 - 1932)
Billson was born in Leicester, graduated from Oxford University, and died in Heathfield in Sussex. He is buried in All Saints Church yard. His works include a translation of Virgil's Aeneid, and a noted paper on the Easter Hare. He began a correspondence with Herman Melville, after requesting a reading list from the great author, and introduced him to works by the then obscure poet James Thomson. Billson forwarded his correspondence to Melville's biographers.
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