Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Evelyn Whitaker (1844–1929)

Biography: Evelyn Whitaker was born in 1844 in Herne Bay, Kent, the daughter of solicitor Edward Whitaker adn Emily Ann Woolbert. She attended the Ladies College in Bedford Square before turning to writing with the children's book Miss Toosey's Mission (1878). This book, and most of her subsequent religious-themed works, appeared anonymously and she scrupulously kept her identity secret into the twentieth century. She never married and died in 1929 in London.

References: British Census (1881, 1901)

Titles:

  1. Tip Cat.  1 vol.  London: Walter Smith, 1884.
  2. Our Little Ann.  1 vol.  London: Walter Smith, 1885.
  3. Pen.  1 vol.  London: Walter Smith, 1888.
  4. Lil.  1 vol.  London: Walter Smith, 1889.
  5. Zoe.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1890.
  6. Rose and Lavender.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1891.
  7. Pris.  1 vol.  London: A.D. Innes, 1892.
  8. Dear.  1 vol.  London: A.D. Innes, 1892.
  9. Baby John.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1892.
  10. Pomona.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1894.
  11. Don.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1895.
  12. My Honey.  1 vol.  London: A.D. Innes, 1895.
  13. Belle.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1898.
  14. Tom's Boy.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1900.
  15. Lassie.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1901.