Author: Alfred Harold Engelbach

Author: Alfred Harold Engelbach (1816–1897)

Biography: Alfred Harold Engelbach was born in 1816 in Westminster. His early life cannot be traced, but his family had some connection to Germany. He worked for the British government as an accountant eventually rising to be the chief accountant to the Colonial and Emmigration Commissioners (later the Colonial Office). At the same time, he was an active contributor of juvenile and historical fiction to the S. P. C. K. In 1845, he married Charlotte Sophia Hunter in Prussia and they had two children. After her death in 1869, he married Janet Dundas Whiffin in 1872 and they had a son. He died on 7 February 1897 in Streatham.

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References: British Census (1861, 1871, 1891); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Wreck of the Osprey: A Story for Boys.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1866.
  2. Victor Leczinski: or, The Road to Siberia. A Polish Story.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1866.
  3. Gretchen's Troubles: A Story of German Peasant Life. For Girls.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1867.
  4. Lionel's Revenge: or, The Young Royalists. A Tale of the Great Civil War.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1867.
  5. Poor Little Gaspard's Drum: A Tale of the French Revolution.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1867.
  6. Juanita: A Peninsular Story for Young People.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1868.
  7. Two Campaigns: A Tale of Old Alsace.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1875.
  8. The King's Warrant: A Story of Old and New France.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1878.
  9. Kitty Bligh's Birthday.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1878.
  10. Monsieur Jack: A Tale of the Old War-Time.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1879.
  11. The Danes in England: A Tale of the Days of King Alfred.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1879.
  12. Bertie and his Sister: A Domestic Story.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1880.
  13. The Three Millstones: A Story of the British Legion.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1880.
  14. Dick Darlington, at Home and Abroad.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1881.
  15. Ned Lyttleton's Little One: A Tale of a Traveller.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1881.
  16. Rudolf's Dilemma: A Tale of the Rising in Tyrol.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1882.

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