Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Lewis Hough (1829–1909)
Biography: Lewis Hough was born in 1829, the son of the Rev. James Hough. His father was the chaplain to the East India Company in Madras and later perpetual curate of Ham. He attended Eton and Cambridge (B.A. in 1852, M.A. in 1857). Hough served as a captain in the Middlesex Militia and colonel in the Royal Fusiliers. In 1853, he married Francessa Mary, the daughter of W. W. Hayward of Cambridge. (She died in 1895). Beginning in 1853, Hough contributed stories to Household Words, Chamber's Edinburgh Journal, and Once a Week. He published three novels in addition to a collection of stories. He died at home in Sussex in 1909.
References: British Census (1881, 1891, 1901); Daily Mail (21 April 1909); Morning Post (5 March 1895); Northampton Mercury (13 August 1853)