Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: James Routledge (1830–1898)

Biography: James Routledge was born in 1830 in Cumberland. His early life has not been traced. He became a journalist. In 1870, he went out to India to edit the Friend of India newspaper. A few years later, he worked as a special correspondent for the Times covering the famine in Bengal. In 1875, he returned to Europe for good. Routledge edited newspapers in Dundee, Swansea, and Plymouth before settling in Kidwelly, Wales. Between his work for periodicals, he wrote two historical novels and two works on India and the law. He married but it is not known if he had any children. Routledge died in 1898 in Kidwelly.

References: Athenaeum (8 December 1877); British Census (1881, 1891); Literary World (29 April 1898)


  1. The Lily of Mossdale: A Tale of 1832, the Year of Reform.  1 vol.  Chichester: James Routledge, 1861.
  2. Ingerstein Hall and Chadwick Rise: A Story of the Thirty Years' War.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1878.