Frederick Boyle

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Frederick Boyle (1841-1914) was an English author, journalist, barrister, and orchid fancier.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Boyle was an undergraduate at Brasenose College, Oxford (matric., 1859),[1] and was called to the bar in 1866.[2] In 1863, he went to Sarawak with his brother: this visit provided material for a book,[3] and chapters in several other volumes of travel accounts from Asia, South Africa, and Central and South America.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] He also published a number of novels.[13][14][15][16][17][18] and a variety of articles in journals [19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

He described himself as a barrister and journalist in census records from 1871 to 1901; in 1911 he just did 'literary work'. He was a newspaper correspondent in the Russo-Turkish war,[26] and was a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, the Pall Mall Gazette and periodicals such as Blackwood's, Cornhill, The New Review, and The Nineteenth Century. He collaborated with Ashmore Russan on two titles serialised in the Boy's Own Paper and later published as books.[27][28]

In later life he wrote a number of books about orchids, which he kept as a hobby.[29][30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alumni oxonienses, Foster (1888)
  2. ^ Men-at-the-bar, Foster (1885)
  3. ^ Adventures among the Dyaks of Borneo (1865)
  4. ^ A ride across a continent: a personal narrative of wanderings through Nicaragua and Costa Rica (1868)
  5. ^ To the Cape for diamonds (1873)
  6. ^ Through Fanteeland to Coomassie: a diary of the Ashantee expedition (1874)
  7. ^ Camp Notes (1874)
  8. ^ The Savage Life (1876)
  9. ^ Chronicles of No-man's land (1880)
  10. ^ Legends of my bungalow (1882)
  11. ^ Camp Notes (2nd ed., 1882)
  12. ^ On the borderland (1884)
  13. ^ Fools of Fortune, 1877
  14. ^ The Golden Prime, 1882
  15. ^ An English Vendetta, 1887
  16. ^ Her Evil Genius, 1887 (there was an argument with Wilkie Collins about the title)
  17. ^ The Treasure of Thorburns, 1892
  18. ^ The Prophet John. A romance, 1894
  19. ^ Memoirs of Thomas Dodd, William Upcott, and George Stubbs, R.A 1879 The memoir of Thomas Dodd was first published in Temple bar, July 1876 under title: The last of the grand school of connoisseurs; that of William Upcott in May 1876 under title: The father of fashion; and "George Stubbs," in December 1876 of the same magazine.
  20. ^ A Thanksgiving for Orchids, The Nineteenth Century, Oct 1892
  21. ^ The Gardening and Forestry Exhibition, The National Observer, 1893
  22. ^ A Fetish City, Tales from Blackwood Vol 9
  23. ^ Contemporary Human Gods, The New Review, 1897
  24. ^ The Capacity of Savages, Macmillan's Magazine, 1899
  25. ^ Our National Complexion, Cornhill Magazine, 1913
  26. ^ The narrative of an expelled correspondent (1877)
  27. ^ The Orchid Seekers (1893)
  28. ^ The Riders (1896)
  29. ^ About Orchids (1893)
  30. ^ The Woodlands Orchids (1901)
  31. ^ The culture of greenhouse orchids (1902)