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Lee, Albert

(1852—1935)


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(1852–1935), MVO, married, first, Emily Hanney Webster (d. 1929) and, secondly, Minnie Anne Thompson. After education in Bristol and Westminster, and at Illinois University, Lee qualified as a Congregationalist minister, serving successively at Tockholes (1879–82), Gomersall (1882–93), and Windsor (1893–1906). He was the author of books for boys, historical fiction, and maritime and military history from 1897 to 1925, including Hunting an Anarchist: An Adventure With Bomb-Makers (1910). The Baronet in Corduroy (1903) is set in early eighteenth-century London: a beautiful heiress marries a hopeless, drunken rake, thinks him dead, and marries again; Mrs Hodgson Burnett's A Lady of Quality (1896) is an obvious influence. He lived in Windsor after retiring, preached in nearby villages, and worked as a Recorder in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle until 1930. He died in a nursing-home there. He also wrote as ‘Lindon Romaine’.

From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.

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