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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Harriett Agnes Page

Author: Harriett Agnes Page (1831–1915)

Alternate Name(s): Austyn Graham (pseudonym); Major (maiden name); Sampson (first married name)

Biography: Harriett Agnes Page was born on 24 September 1831 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the daugher of the Rev. Dr. John Richardson Major and his wife Maria. Her father eventually became the first headmaster of King's College School, London and later the vicar of Arrington. In 1856, she married Theophilus George Graham Sampson. After his death, she remarried land agent and one-time major of St. Albans Philip Inglis Page in 1865. During her married life, she wrote several novels all under the pseudonym "Austyn Graham." When her second husband died in 1881, Page applied unsuccessfully to the Royal Literary Fund. She was living in St. Alban in 1891, but afterwards her life cannot be traced. She died on 25 January 1915 in Beckenham.

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References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891); London Evening Standard (28 January 1915); RLF (case number 2128)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Parson and the Poor: A Tale of Hazelwood.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1859.
  2. May-Blossom: or, Shadows Across the Hearth.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1861.
  3. A Terrible Woman: or, Strong and True.  2 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1863.
  4. Will She Have Him?.  1 vol.  London: John Dicks, 1871.
  5. At the Eleventh Hour: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878.