Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Edward Aldam Leatham (1828–1900)
Biography: Edward Aldam Leatham was born in 1828 in Heath, near Wakefield, the son of William Leatham and Margaret Walker. His brother was the poet and politician William Henry Leatham. The Leatham family was a prominent Quaker family in Yorkshire. In 1851, he married Mary Jane Fowler. Leatham was a banker and served as a Member of Parliament for Huddersfield (1858–65, 1868–86). In 1875, he bought an estate in Gloucestershire where he died in 1900.
References: Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench (1883); DNB (William Henry Leatham)