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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Rev. Robert Henry Belcher

Author: Rev. Robert Henry Belcher (1846–1916)

Biography: Robert Henry Belcher was born in 1846 in Saltash, Cornwall, the son of physician John Belcher. He attended the University of London earning a B.A. (1867), an M.A. (1868), and an LL.D. (1879). Belcher was ordained in the Church of England and held a number of clerical posts: master and chaplain of King's College, London (1874–86); rector of Otago high school, Dunedin, New Zealand (1886–95); and rector of St. Michael, Lewes. In 1868 he married Katherine Emily Beard (died 1894). Belcher wrote two novels: Cramleigh College (1874) about a boys' school and The "Bonny Kate": A Story of Adventure (1876). He died in 1916 in Lewes.

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References: Allibone; Bibliotheca Cornubiensis (1882); British Census (1881); Burke

Fiction Titles:

  1. Cramleigh College: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  2. The Bonny Kate: A Story of Adventure, Northward and Eastward in the Sixteenth Century.  1 vol.  London: J. T. Hayes, 1876.