At the Circulating Library Author Information: Edmund Frederick John Carrington

Author: Edmund Frederick John Carrington (1804–1874)

Biography: Edmund Frederick John Carrington was born in 1804 in Sri Lanka [formerly Ceylon], the son of Sir Codrington Edmund Carrington, the Chief Justice of Ceylon. He attended Queen's College, Oxford, and earned his B.A. (1823) and M.A. (1827). He was barrister-at-law from 1829. Carrington wrote much poetry and prose. His novel James Hatfield and the Beauty of Buttermere (1841) is based on the true story of Mary Robinson, the "maid of Buttermere" mentioned in Wordsworth. He lived most of his life in Devon and died in 1874.


References: British Census (1871); DNB (Sir Codrington Edmund Carrington); Times (21 May 1874); W.H.K. Wright, West-Country Poets: Their Lives and Works (1896)

Fiction Titles:

  1. James Hatfield and the Beauty of Buttermere: A Story of Modern Times.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1841.