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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Cecil Drummond Wolff

Author: Cecil Drummond Wolff (1864–1943)

Alternate Name(s): Cedric Dane Waldo (pseudonym)

Biography: Cecil James Drummond Wolff was born on 25 March 1864 in Corfu, the son of diplomat and politician Sir Henry Drummond Wolff and his wife Adeline Sholto (née Douglas). His elder sister was the novelist Adelina Georgina Isabella Wolff who wrote under the pen name "Lucas Cleeve." At a young age, he and his family moved to London. By the early 1890s, he worked as the private secretary for Lord Randolph Churchill. The decade proved eventful for Wolff: he faced bankruptcy in 1892 and was named in a divorce proceeding in 1893. In 1896, he married Zaida Alicia Conner Forster and the couple had four children. The same year, he published a fantasy novel The Ban of the Gubbe (1896) under the pseudonym "Cedric Dane Waldo" (keeping the same initials). He lived in France and late in life moved to British Columbia. He died on 13 April 1943 in Pender Harbour.

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References: British Census (1871, 1891, 1911)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Ban of the Gubbe.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1896.