At the Circulating Library Author Information: Samuel Whitchurch Sadler

Author: Samuel Whitchurch Sadler (1821–1886)

Biography: Samuel Whitchurch Sadler was born in 1821 in Oxford. He worked at the Royal Navy eventually rising to be the Paymaster in Chief. In 1856, he married Marion Elizabeth Merry in Cheltenham. Starting during his days at the Royal Navy and continuing into retirement, Sadler wrote adventure and nautical fiction aimed at the young adult market. He died in September 1886 in Woolwich.


References: British Census (1881); Morning Post (20 September 1886)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The African Cruiser: A Midshipman's Adventures on the West Coast.  1 vol.  London: Henry S. King, 1873.
  2. Adventures of Marshall Vavasour, Midshipman.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1873.
  3. The Slave-Dealer of the Coanza: A Naval Story.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1874.
  4. The Ship of Ice: A Strange Story of the Polar Seas.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1875.
  5. Perilous Seas and How Oriana Sailed Them: A Naval Romance.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1876.
  6. The Last Cruise of the Ariadne and What Befell her Passenger.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1877.
  7. The Flag-Lieutenant: A Story of the Slave Squadron.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1877.
  8. Slavers and Cruisers: A Tale of the West Coast.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1881.
  9. The Good Ship Barbara: A Story of Two Brothers.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1882.
  10. Pirates' Creek: A Story of Treasure-Quest.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1883.
  11. The Adventurous Voyage of the "Polly" and Other Yarns.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1886.