Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Thomas Crosbie (1821–1899)
Biography: Thomas Crosbie was born in 1821 in Cork, Ireland. He was a life-long Irish journalist and editor who for many years edited the Cork Examiner before buying the newspaper in 1872. Crosbie also established the Cork Echo, the first halfpenny evening paper in southern Ireland, in 1892. He was an original member of the Institute of Journalists (1889) serving as president for a year. He wrote one novel, In Love and in Hate (1875), a novel about the Franco-Prussian war. During his last two years he suffered from heart trouble which forced him to retire from active journalism. He died in 1899 at Aghada, near Cork.
References: Boase; DNCJ (under Cork Examiner); Times (1 July 1899)