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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Tryphena Margaret Browne

Author: Tryphena Margaret Browne (1840–1933)

Alternate Name(s): Tryphena Margaret Matilda Archer (maiden name)

Biography: Tryphena Margaret Matilda Browne was born in 1840 in Churchill, Somersetshire, the youngest daughter of clergyman William J. Bellew Archer and his wife Maria. Her father held several posts including in Germany and himself wrote a novel. Browne was educated in England, Germany, and France. In 1875, she married the Canadian clergyman John Davidson Hawthorne Browne in New Brunswick and the couple moved to southern California in 1884 where her husband held several livings. He ended his career as canon of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Los Angeles. While living in California, Browne wrote several novels, most set in California. The couple had no children. Her husband died in January 1931 and she died on 14 April 1933 in Los Angeles.

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References: Los Angeles Times (2 December 1925, 26 January 1931, 16 April 1933); U. S. Census (1900, 1920, 1930)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Not my Way: or, Good out of Evil.  1 vol.  london: Suttaby and Co., 1885.
  2. Dorothy: A Tale.  1 vol.  london: Suttaby and Co., 1885.
  3. The Musgrove Ranch: A Tale of Southern California.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1890.
  4. Dawson's Madge: or, The Poacher's Daughter.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1892.
  5. Under the Live Oaks.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1894.
  6. Jim's Discovery: or, On the Edge of a Desert.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1895.
  7. Gerald Thurlow: or, The New Marshal. A Story of California.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1896.
  8. Clair: or, A Hundred Years Ago.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1896.