At the Circulating Library Author Information: W. H. Patten Saunders
Author: W. H. Patten Saunders (birth and death dates unknown)
Alternate Name(s): Capt. Patten Saunders, K.C.G. (familiar name)
Biography: Little is known of W. H. Patten Saunders's early life. A gifted athelete, in 1862, he was named the "European Champion Athelete" and presented with a ruby ring as a memento of his great running match in 1861. He wrote a novel, Black and Gold, which was published by the desire of the Russian czar in 1864. Patten Saunders subsequently dramatized the novel. There is no record of his death.
References: Allibone; Boase
- Black and Gold: or, "The Don! The Don!" A Tale of the Circassian War. 3 vol. London: Saunders and Otley, 1864.