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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Thomas Greenhalgh

Author: Thomas Greenhalgh (1823–1897)

Biography: Thomas Greenhalgh was born in 1823 in Bolton. He attended the grammar school and entered his father's business as a cotton spinner but he retired at the age of thirty. During his retirement he wrote two novels, The Vicissitudes of Commerce (1852) and Kennee-Voo (1856), and helped to found several churches. He died on 9 September 1897 near Carnforth.

References: Archibald Sparke, Bibliographia Boltoniensis (1913)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Vicissitudes of Commerce: A Tale of the Cotton Trade.  2 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1852.
  2. Kennee-Voo: or, The Sacking of Allaroonah. An Incident of the African Slave Trade.  1 vol.  London: Longman, 1856.