Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Horace Field (1823–1879)
Biography: Horace Field was born in 1823 in Warwick, the son of minister William Field (1767–1851) and Mary Wilkins. He grew up in Warwickshire and attended university, earning a B.A., before entering a career in architecture. In 1860, he married Christina White, the daughter of Edward White of Glasgow, and the couple had two children. Field's brother-in-law was the author, journalist, and publisher William White. His wife died in 1866 and Field married again in 1877. The marriage was cut short by his death in 1879. Field wrote several religious works and one novel Glitter and Gold (1872). After his death, his widow Alicia Field wrote a novel herself.
References: British Census (1871, 1881); Christian Reformer (November 1860)