Ignatius Loyola Donnelly (1831-1901) became known as a populist writer, amateur scientist, and politician. He enjoyed the publication of unconventional stories regarding Catastrophism, Atlantis and Shakespeareanism, pseudo-history or science. Donnelly followed a law career and became Benjamin Brewster’s clerk. Brewster accepted the position of United States Attorney General. Donnelly joined the bar in 1852 and resigned the clerkship in 1855. He entered a political career and took part in the planning of community accommodation development policies. Some of his works include Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882), The Shakespear Myth (1887) and The Golden Bottle or the Story of Ephraim Benezet of Kansas published in 1892.
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