Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Richard Rowlatt (1809–1885)
Biography: Richard Thomas Clark Rowlatt was born in 1809 in Hythe, Kent. His early life cannot be traced. In 1843, he married Sarah Elliott and the couple had no children. From 1848 to 1870, Rowlatt was the headmaster of Colston's Hospital, a free school for boys in Bristol. After his retirement, he and his wife moved back to their native Kent where Rowlatt wrote two undistinguished novels. His wife died in 1883 and he died two years later in 1885.
References: Bristol Mercury (25 June 1883, 9 December 1885); British Census (1881); Morning Post (11 May 1885)