Douglas William Jerrold
(London, UK: 3rd January 1803 - 8th June 1857)
Douglas Jerrold was a successful journalist, playwright, humorist, and editor, eventually helping to create the great Punch magazine. Among his most successful plays was Black Eyed Susan, which made his name.
Though his health, never good, became increasingly difficult as he got older, he never the less made many friends, including Charles Dickens, and had a great reputation to the end for his wit and good humor.