Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Augustus William Dubourg (1830–1910)
Biography: Augustus W. Dubourg was born in 1830 in London, the son of Charles Seymour Dubourg and the nephew of musical historian George Dubourg. He worked for the House of Lords for many years as the chief clerk of the Judicial Office. In his spare hours, Dubourg wrote plays, best known for the comedy New Men and Old Acres co-written with Tom Taylor and first produced at the Haymarket in 1869. His only foray in fiction was Four Studies of Love, a collection of four novellas based on original dramas. In 1854, he married Ellen Nightingale, a relation of Florence Nightingale. Dubourg was a personal friend of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson [Lewis Carroll], who featured Dubourg's young daughter Evelyn Sophia (1861–1917) in some of his photographs. He died in 1910.
References: Allibone; British Census (1901); DNB (under Tom Taylor); Gentleman's Magazine (December 1854); Times (12 July 1910)