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Harold Frederic, 1856-1898

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1856.08.19
Place of Birth: Utica, NY
Date of Death: 1898.10.19
Place of Death: London

Identity:

Harold Frederic was a novelist and journalist; he was married with a daughter, Ruth.

Life:

Frederic began his career as a reporter in Utica and eventually joined the New York Times becoming a European correspondent. In the 1890s he was the Times correspondent in London. He is referred to in JW's correspondence about 1896. His novels include Seth's Borther's Wife (1887); Marsena (1895) and March Hares (1896).

Bibliography:

Who's Who, 1898, London, 1898; 'The Death Of Mr. Harold Frederic', Times, 3 November 1898, p. 10.