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Author: Archer Philip Crouch (1858–1934)
Biography: Archer Philip Crouch was born in 1858 at Stanford Dingley, Berkshire. He attended Christ's Hospital and Keble College, Oxford, where he earned a B.A. After university, he joined the staff of Sir Charles Tilston Bright then joined the India Rubber, Gutta Percha, and Telegraph Work Company of Silvertown. As an employee Crouch went on a number of cable-laying expeditions around the world and wrote several books based on his travels: On a Surf-Bound Coast: or, Cable-Laying in the African Tropics (1887), Glimpses of Feverland: or, A Cruise in West African Waters (1890), and the novel Captain Enderis, First West African Regiment (1893). He rose to be secretary of the company before retiring in 1924. He died in 1934.
References: Times (5 January 1934)