Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Alfred Wilks Drayson (1827–1901)
Biography: Alfred Wilks Drayson was born in 1827, the son of engineer William Drayson, who worked at the Royal Gunpowder Factory. His older sister was the novelist Caroline Agnes Drayson. Drayson joined the Royal Artillary and eventually became a professor at Woolwich. He wrote widely: travel works about Africa, military handbooks, popular science, fiction, and games manuals (especially whist and billiards). In addition, he wrote a memoir of his life, Experiences of a Woolwich Professor (1886). He died in 1901.
References: David R. Beasley, The Canadian Don Quixote (2004)