Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Clara Walbey (1819–1892)

Biography: Clara Walbey was born in 1819 in Sandon, Herefordshire. She married Robert Daniel Walbey, a prosperous farmer and director of the Milford Haven Railway Company. Relatively late in life she became a writer with a novel The Daughter of the South (1854) and a poetry collection Thoughts in Metre (1860). It appears she stopped writing after the latter for a period of thirty years until the short story collection From Farm to Battlefield (1890). Her husband died in 1887 and she died in 1892.

References: British Census (1861, 1871, 1881, 1891); Probate; Reilly

Titles:

  1. The Daughter of the South: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1854.