At the Circulating Library Author Information: John Holme Burrow

Author: John Holme Burrow (1832–1876)

Biography: John Holme Burrow was born in 1832 in Settle, Yorkshire, the son of surgeon Thomas Dixon Burrow. He attended St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and graduated with a B. A. in 1855. An avid fossil collector, he amassed a huge collection which he eventually sold to a museum. He suffered from poor health (perhaps consumption) and lived in London with his artist sister Agnes. He wrote two juvenile works and the novel Jabez Oliphant (1870). He died in 1876 in London.


References: British Census (1871); Wellesley

Fiction Titles:

  1. Stories for Weekdays and Sundays.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1860.
  2. Adventures of Alfan: or, The Magic Amulet.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1863.
  3. Jabez Oliphant: or, The Modern Prince. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1870.