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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Edwin Whelpton

Author: Edwin Whelpton (1849–1925)

Biography: Edwin Whelpton was born in 1849 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, the son of George and Alice Whelpton. His father owned a house decorating and painting business, a business his son continued after his death. In the 1880s, Whelpton turned to literature with two pastoral novels set in his native Lincolnshire: A Lincolnshire Heroine (1883) and Meadow Sweet (1884). He also produced stories for Home Chimes and Good Words. Whelpton never married and remained in Market Rasen his whole life. He died in 1925.

References: British Census (1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. A Lincolnshire Heroine: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1883.
  2. Meadow Sweet: or, Wooing of Iphis: A Pastoral.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1884.