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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Archie Armstrong

Author: Archie Armstrong (1859–1925)

Alternate Name(s): Edmund Archibald Armstrong (legal name)

Biography: Edmund Archibald Armstrong was born in 1859 in Dinder, Somerset, the son of clergyman John Armstrong, rector of Dinder and prebendary of Wells. He attended Haileybury and Jesus College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar but quickly turned to literature contributing stories and verses to magazines. Under the name "Archie Armstrong," he published a novel and a collection of stories. In addition, he wrote a play. For a time, he edited Black and White. His most sustained connections were as legal contributor to The Lancet and on the staff of the Daily Express. During the First World War, he worked for the censorship department. He married Fanny Isabella Errington in 1890 and the couple had one daughter. He died on 15 October 1925 in London.

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References: British Census (1871, 1901, 1911); Lancet (24 October 1925); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Under the Circumstances.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1897.
  2. Tales of the Temple and Elsewhere.  1 vol.  London: St. James' Gazette Office, 1898.