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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Wilfred Beet Woollam

Author: Wilfred Beet Woollam (1856–1927)

Biography: Wilfred Beet Woollam was born in 1856 in Sheffield, the son of Thomas Woollam, the local registrar of births and deaths. He graduated from St. Peter's College, Cambridge, where he earned a B.A. (1883), M.A. (1890) and LL.M. (1898). Meantime he began a literary career with a novel The Maid of the Marble Heart (1886) (published locally in Sheffield). He followed this with four more novels, poetry, and contributions to Temple Bar, the Cornhill, the Graphic, and other leading periodicals. After the death of his father in 1898, Woollam moved to Ashover, Derbyshire. He never married and died in 1927.

References: British Census (1881, 1891, 1901); Wellesley

Fiction Titles:

  1. All for Naught.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1890.
  2. With the Help of the Angels.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1894.
  3. The Friends of Innisheen.  2 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1895.