Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Joseph Fogerty (1831–1899)
Biography: Joseph Fogerty was born in 1831 in Limerick. He attended University College London before becoming a civil engineer. Over the years, he worked in several capacities such as the Severn Valley railway and the London metropolitan railway. About 1865, he became an architect who constructed or designed factories in England and Ireland, a water system for Seville, an elevated railway for Vienna, and private houses. In his later years, he added fiction-writing to his resume beginning with the social problem novel Lauterdale (1873) and following with several others set in the various locations he worked such as Austria, Ireland, and Spain. He married Hannah C. Cockrane and the couple had one daughter. Fogerty died in 1899 in Sydenham.
References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891); Loeber; Minutes fo Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 139 (1900)