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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Frederick Goulburn Walpole

Author: Frederick Goulburn Walpole (1830–1901)

Biography: Frederick Goulburn Walpole was born in 1830 in London. As a young man he served in the army until 1860. In 1864, in Rome, he married Amalie Houghton Trafford Binns (1841–1895), the daughter of Edward Binns of Ware Park, Jamaica. (After the death of her father, her mother married the Duke of Saldanha, the Portuguese representative in England.) The couple had a son and daughter. Walpole worked as the assistant secretary of H.M. Customs. In his spare time he wrote two novels: Lord Floysham (1886), a novel of ideas, and Upper Bohemians (1893). A convert to Roman Catholicism, he also wrote A Short History of the Catholic Church (1897). He died in 1901.

References: British Census (1871, 1881)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Lord Floysham: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1886.