Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: West Digges (1834–1889)
Biography: West Richard Evered Digges was born in 1834 in London, the son of brewer West Digges. His father was himself an amateur playwright and his great-grandfather was the eighteenth-century actor West Digges (1720–1796). Clearly, the stage was a family occupation. By his late twenties, Digges was performing in provincial theatres and he was writing his own plays. One of them, The Poor Player, he adapted into a novel published in 1888. In 1871, he married Anne Harriet Bannatyne and the couple had no children. He died in 1889 in London.
References: British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881); Era (23 July 1865); Times (24 December 1889)