Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Andrew Stewart (1842–1900)
Biography: Andrew Stewart was born in 1842 in Glasgow. From humble origins, he undertook his own self-education. While working in a paper factory, Stewart began contributing articles to newspapers and in 1869 he was invited to became the sub-editor of newly-established The People's Friend in Dundee. When editor David Pae died in 1884, Stewart took over the reins of the popular weekly newspaper. Like his predecessor, Stewart contributed serialized fiction to the paper, a few of which were published as books. In addition to his journalism, he was a poet, composer, and photographer. He died suddenly, collapsing on his way to work, in 1900.
References: Dundee Evening Post (1 February 1900); Evening Telegraph (1 February 1900)