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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: William Spink

Author: William Spink (1838–1922)

Biography: William Spink was born on 26 July 1838 in Arbroath, Scotland, the son of merchant Charles Spink and his wife Charlotte (née Potter). He studied for the law and became a solicitor in the Supreme Courts of Scotland. He found time to write drama and fiction. He never married. Spink died on 26 January 1922 in Edinburgh.

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References: British Census (1841, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1901); Scottish Law Review (February 1922)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Macalpine: or, On Scottish Ground: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1872.
  2. Scenes and Sketches in Legal Life.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1876.