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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Henry John Wilmot Buxton

Author: Henry John Wilmot Buxton (1843–1911)

Biography: Henry John Wilmot Buxton (sometimes "Wilmot-Buxton") was born in 1843 in Charlton, Kent, the son of Henry W. Wilmot. He attended Brasenose College, Oxford, where he received a B.A. (1866) and M.A. (1869). He took orders and served as the rector of Ifield, Kent (1872–78) and the vicar of St. Giles-in-the-Wood, Devon (1878–1907). As a young man, he began a prolific writing career beginning with a collection of poems (1865) followed by art criticism, sermons, and other religious works. In addition, Buxton wrote two fictional works: The Mysteries of Isis (1866) and The Sweet o' the Year (1887). He died in 1911 at Hove, Sussex.

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References: Alumni Oxonienses (1888); British Census (1881, 1901); Reilly; Times (25 January 1911)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Mysteries of Isis: or, The College Life of Paul Romaine. A Story of Oxford.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Lock, 1866.
  2. The Sweet o' the Year: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Skeffington, 1887.