Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Samuel Middleton Fox (1856–1941)

Biography: Samuel Middleton Fox was born in 1856 in Tottenham, the son of Samuel Lindoe Fox and Rachel Elizabeth Fox. His parents, who were first cousins, belonged to two prominent English Quaker families. He attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he earned a B.A. in 1881 and an LL.B in 1883. In 1887, he married Adelaide Eliza Bell and the couple had four children. In the Victorian period, he wrote two novels: the future novel Our Own Pompeii: A Romance of To-morrow (1887) and the miltary story George: A Story in Drab and Scarlet (1890), both published anonymously. In the early part fo the next century, Fox turned to drama and family history. He died in 1941 at the home of his daughter.

References: British Census (1881); Times (14 March 1941)


  1. Our Own Pompeii: A Romance of To-morrow.  2 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1887.
  2. George: A Story in Drab and Scarlet.  3 vol.  London: D. Stott, 1890.