Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Col. Charles White (1793–1861)

Biography: Col. Charles White was born in 1793 in Shropshire. He attended Eton and entered the army where he served under Wellington in the Peninsular campaign and later as adjunct to the Duke of Cambridge. He wrote four novels: Herbert Milton (1827) (retitled "Almack's Revisited"), The Adventures of a King's Page (1829), The Married Unmarried (1837), and The Cashmere Shawl (1840). Thereafter he gave up fiction. White also wrote a travel book, Three Years in Constantinople; or, Domestic Manners of the Turks in 1844 (1845). He died in 1861 in Brussels.

References: Allibone; Gentleman's Magazine (December 1861)


  1. The Married Unmarried: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1837.
  2. The Cashmere Shawl, an Eastern Fiction.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1840.