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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Lewis Hough

Author: Lewis Hough (1829–1909)

Alternate Name(s): Colonel (rank)

Biography: Lewis Hough was born on 6 March 1829, the son of the Rev. James Hough. His father was the chaplain to the East India Company in Madras and later perpetual curate of Ham. He attended Eton and Cambridge (B.A. in 1852, M.A. in 1857). Hough served as a captain (later major) in the Middlesex Militia and an honorary colonel in the 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. In 1853, he married Francessa Mary, the daughter of W. W. Hayward of Cambridge. (She died in 1895). Beginning in 1853, Hough contributed stories to Household Words, Chamber's Edinburgh Journal, and Once a Week. He published three novels in addition to a collection of stories. He died on 8 March 1909 in Hove.

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References: British Census (1881, 1891, 1901); Daily Mail (21 April 1909); Morning Post (5 March 1895); Northampton Mercury (13 August 1853)

Fiction Titles:

  1. William Bathurst.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865.
  2. Hits.  1 vol.  London: Pitman, 1865.
  3. Dr. Jolliffe's Boys: A Tale of Weston School.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1884.
  4. For Fortune and Glory: A Story of the Soudan War.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1885.