At the Circulating Library Author Information: Col. William Wallingford Knollys

Author: Col. William Wallingford Knollys (1833–1904)

Biography: William Wallingford Knollys was born in 1833, the eldest son of General Sir William Thomas Knollys and Elizabeth Aubyn. He attended Sandhurst and joined the Scots Guards as an officer. He took part in the Crimean War (being present at the siege of Sevastopol) and later served in India. He filled a number of administrative and teaching position before retiring 1879. Knollys wrote several nonfiction works, including biographies and technical works, and contributions to the periodical press. In addition, he wrote a single novel Oswald Hastings: or, The Adventures of a Queen's Aide-de-Camp (1863). He married Sophia Elizabeth Tuckfield Goldsworthy and the couple had three children. He died in 1904 in London.


References: Times (15 August 1904)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Oswald Hastings: or, The Adventures of a Queen's Aide-de-Camp.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.