About The Author

BROWNE, George Waldo (Victor St. Clair), author, was born at Deerfield,N.H., Oct. 8, 1851, son of John C. and Martha (Lawrence) Brown, and grandson of James and Joanna (Willey) Brown, of Puritan descent. He was educated in the Deerfield high school, and at the age of twenty began his literary career. He published a paper called “The American Young Folks” in 1882, and in 1885 he disposed of it to the “Youth’s Companion,” and later published for one year a monthly publication called the “Laurel Wreath.” He has written numerous serials and short stories and a large number of poems. Amoung his most important books are ” A Daughter of Maryland” (1895), “The Woodranger” and “Two American Boys in Hawaii” (1899), “Paradise of the Pacific,” “Pearl of the Orient,” “The Young Gunbearer” (1900), “The Hero of the Hills” (1901), and “The Far East and New America” (6 vols. 1902). He contributed to the leading juvenile periodicals of the country and has met his greatest measure of success in the production of stories for boys. A portion of his time was given to public lecturing. He was married, Jan. 8, 1891, to Nellie May, eldest daughter of Orland Dix and Mary Fidelia (Fessenden) Barber, of Townsend, Mass.


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