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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: William Hawkins

Author: William Hawkins (1807–1893)

Biography: William Hawkins was born in 1807 near Brentford, the son of John Hawkins and his wife Mary. His early life cannot be traced. He became a Baptist minister and lived in Shropshire. In addition to his pastoral duties, he wrote two novels and edited a short-lived periodical called Pearls from the Golden Streams. Later in life, he moved to Worcestershre. He was married and had several children. He died on 14 February 1893 in Worcester.

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References: British Census (1841, 1861, 1871, 1891); Worcestershire Chronicle (18 February 1893)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Lydia and Philip: or, The Visit to Kiffenford. A Narrative for the Times; Founded on Facts: wherein are set forth the true Church, its Profession and Fellowship.  1 vol.  London: Houlston and Co., 1847.
  2. The Anabaptists of Knollysford Dean: or, The Struggles and Trials of Bible Christians for the Right of Liberty of Conscience in the Worship of God.  1 vol.  London: Houlston and Co., 1850.