Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Frederick N. Dyer (1822–1900)
Biography: Frederick N. Dyer was born in 1822 in Manchester, the son of the inventor Joseph Chessborough Dyer (1780–1871) and Eliza Jones (d. 1842). Dyer's father was born in Connecticut and moved to London in 1811 before settling in Manchester where he help found the Manchester Guardian. Dyer was educated in Manchester and France. As a young man, he wrote a narrative poem The Slave Girl: A Poetical Tale (1848) and a novel The Step-Son (1854) before becoming a teacher of languages in Cheshire. He died in 1900.
References: Allibone; British Census (1881); DNB (under Joseph Chessborough Dyer)