Edmund Yates
Edmund Hodgson Yates was a British novelist and dramatist. He was born in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland, and the eighth most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a rural area...

 to the actor and theatre manager Frederick Henry Yates
Frederick Henry Yates
Frederick Henry Yates was an English actor and theatre manager-Life:As the youngest son of Thomas Yates, a tobacco manufacturer, of Thames Street and Russell Square, Frederick was educated at a preparatory school at Winchmore Hill and at Charterhouse School...

 and held an appointment for a period of time in the General Post Office as an adult. He worked as a journalist, mainly as a dramatic writer, and also wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep.

Yates was perhaps best known as editor of The World society journal. He was also the author of and performed in Invitations at Egyptian Hall, London, which ran in 1862–1863. The work was a highly successful comedy in which he and Harold Littledale Power posed as hosts to a variety of singers and actors. Power also performed songs and imitations.

Edmund Yates wrote his autobiography titled Edmund Yates, His Recollections and Experiences, the first edition of which was published by Richard Bentley and Son in 1884. He was a friend of Charles Dickens, and in the 1850s, Yates lived at No. 43 Doughty Street
Doughty Street
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, London, close to Dickens's former home at No. 48, which is now the Charles Dickens Museum.

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