Philip Robinson ('Phil Robinson') was a journalist, naturalist and author.
Born in India, Robinson spent his early career there before he took up a staff post on the Daily Telegraph. He also worked as a publisher's reader for Messrs. Sampson Low and Co and in the early 1880s travelled to Egypt as a war correspondent of the Daily Chronicle. During the Spanish-American war in 1898, he was correspondent for the Pall Mall Gazette and the Associated Press in Cuba. He published a number of works on Indian themes under the 'Indian Garden' series which were highly popular: Chasing a Fortune (1884); Tigers at Large (1884); The Poet's Beasts (1885) and The Valley of Teetotum Trees (1886).
Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004, online edition (accessed September 2004).