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Author: William James Dawson (1854–1928)
Biography: The Rev. William James Dawson was born in 1854 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, the eldest son of the Rev. W. J. Dawson. He attended Kingswood School and Didsbury College before following his father into the Wesleyan ministry in 1875. Dawson held various appointments, including posts in Glasgow, London, and Southport. In 1892, he resigned and became the minister of Highbury Quadrant Congregational Church, London. Meantime, he wrote widely, publishing fiction, literary history, poetry, sermons, and one play. In 1879, he married Jane Powell and the couple had six children. Their son Consingsby William Dawson (1883–1959) also wrote fiction. Dawson and several children immigrated to the U.S. in 1908 and moved to Nelson, British Columbia in 1911. He died there in 1928.
References: Times (25 August 1928); Who's Who (1903)