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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Henry George Churchill

Author: Henry George Churchill (1845–1933)

Biography: Henry George Churchill was born in 1845 near Birmingham, the son of Alfred Furlong Churchill and his wife Eliza. He lived in several places including Altrincham, Stoke upon Trent, Derby, and Kenilworth. Churchill held several jobs, mostly related to accounting and business. He found time to write a humorous if sensational novel Puttyput's Protégée (1872): though it received mixed reviews, it went into several editions in five years. He never, it seems, followed up on its success instead turning to the stage where he wrote at least one comic opera. In 1870, he married Emily Tomlinson and the couple had four children. Notably, in the 1870s, he briefly owned the manuscript to Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He retired to the south of England where he died in 1933 in Totnes.

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References: British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1901, 1911)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Puttyput's Protégée: A Story.  1 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1872.