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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Algernon Herbert Vaughan Morgan

Author: Algernon Herbert Vaughan Morgan (1832–1862)

Alternate Name(s): Herbert Vaughan (pseudonym)

Biography: Algernon Herbert Vaughan Morgan was born on 28 January 1832 in Queensborough, Kent, the son of Captain Edward Morgan, an inspector in the Coast Guard, and his wife Harriet (née Cole). He briefly worked at a grammar school in Cornwall before attending Trinity College, Cambridge where he earned a B. A. (1856) and M. A. (1859). He then worked as a clerk in the Audit Office. On 1857, he married Mary Ann Court and the couple will have two daughters. He died suddenly on 22 September 1862 in Southwold. He published two novels: the first The Cambridge Grisette (1862) appeared the year of his death; and the second Not in Society (1868) was published posthumously. His widow successfully applied to the Royal Literary Fund.

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References: British Census (1851); Gloucester Chronicle (2 May 1857); Ipswich Journal (27 September 1862); RLF

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Cambridge Grisette.  1 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862.
  2. Not in Society: A Posthumous Story.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1868.