At the Circulating Library Author Information: Theodore Augustus Tharp

Author: Theodore Augustus Tharp (1844–1915)

Biography: Theodore Augustus Tharp was born in 1844, the son of Augustus James Tharp, the vicar of Chippenham, Cambridgeshire. Little is known of his early life but he did serve in the Bengal Fusiliers. By the 1870s, he was writing plays, including Talbot's Trust (1875) and Fair Women and Brave Men (1898). In addition, Tharp wrote two novels: The Sword of Damocles (1880) and the sensational Cradled in a Storm (1888). Tharp also contributed stories to London Society. Tharp married twice: first in 1872 to Margaret Annabel Spence, and second in 1901 to Annie Amelia Allsopp. He died in 1915.

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References: Athenaeum (12 November 1898); British Census (1851); pers inf (William Norton); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Sword of Damocles.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1880.
  2. Cradled in a Storm: A Story of Gaunchester-Haugh.  1 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1888.