Black, William, 1841-1898

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Dates:
Birth 1841-11-13
Death 1898-12-10
English

Biographical notes:

William Black was born in Scotland; his earliest ambition was to be a painter, but he had no success, and took to journalism. While working for London's Daily Star, he covered the Austro-Prussian war from the front, and was taken captive. Afterward, he continued to work in journalism while devoting himself to novels; he eventually became a popular success, notably for his adventure novels set in Scotland.

From the description of William Black letter to Mrs. Jeaffreson, circa 1880 Dec. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62736210

Scottish journalist and novelist.

From the description of Portrait of William Black [manuscript], ca. 1877-1883. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647828178

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Subjects:

  • Novelists, English--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Portraits, British 19th century
  • Novelists, Scottish--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Rosalind (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Letters--19th century
  • Novels
  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Woodburytype
  • Autographs

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Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)