Francis W. Doughty

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Francis Worcester Doughty (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1917) was an American screenwriter and novelist.

Doughty was born in Brooklyn, and wrote Old King Brady dime novel stories for Frank Tousey. He wrote around 1500 novels.[1] Doughty specialized in detective stories, and had the characteristic of repeating the title in the final sentence of the story.[2]

In 1914, he was recruited to work on the Thanhouser serial, Zudora, writing episodes 11 to 20.[1]

Doughty was also a numismatist and coin collector. He wrote The Cents of the United States, A Numismatic Study (1890) and his collection (containing 1539 lots) was sold at auction in 1891.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bowers, Q. David. "DOUGHTY, Francis Worcester". Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Cox, J. Randolph (2000). The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 89. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 

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