Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: George Webb Appleton (1845–1909)
Biography: George Webb Appleton was born in 1845 in New Jersey, United States of America, the eldest son of Charles Appleton, M.D. As a young man he became a journalist, for which he traveled 2000 miles on foot across North America and acted as correspondent to the New York Times in Paris and Rome. Appleton was made a fellow the Royal Geographical Society based on his travels. He married fellow American Georgiana Schuyler, the great-granddaughter of a Revolutionary War general. After he settled in London, he contributed much to English and American periodicals, wrote twenty novels and five plays as well as Hundred Years of French History, 1789–1889. He was the founder of the Lecture Bureau System in England, and at one time acted as the agent for Sir. H.M. Stanley. He died in 1909 at Highgate.
References: The Literary Year-Book (1910); Times (14 June 1909)