Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Henry Cadwallader Adams (1817–1899)
Biography: Rev. Henry Cadwallader Adams was born in 1817 in London, son of John Adams, a serjeant-at-arms and assistant judge for Middlesex, and his second wife Jane Martin. He was educated at Westminster and Winchester College, Oxford. Adams received an M.A., was ordained in the Church of England, was a fellow Magdelen College, and worked as master at Winchester School for seven years before becoming the vicar of Dry Sandford and later Old Shoreham (1878–1896). In 1852 he married Esther Edmonds. A prolific author of over two dozen titles, Adams wrote textbooks; books for boys such as The Cherry Stones: or, Charlton School (1851) and Schoolboy Honour (1861); the poetry collection The Twelve Foundations, and Other Poems (1851); histories such as Wykehamica: A History of Winchester College (1878) and The History of the Jews (1887); and the novel Frank Lawrence: or, a Young Man's Fancy (1873). He retired in 1896 and died three years later.
References: Burke; The Oxford Magazine (1899)