Edward Augustus Milman, a younger son of Sir William George Milman and Elizabeth Hurry Alderson, was born August 19, 1817. He was admitted to Westminster School September 28, 1828, became an ensign in the 33d Foot Regiment, November 27, 1835, a lieutenant December 28, 1838, and a captain September 27, 1844. He retired September 11, 1849 and died, as the result of an accident at Pittodrie, Aberdeenshire, December 21, 1850. He wrote but two novels: "The Wayside Cross, a Tale of the Carlist War," which was published in London in 1847, and "Arthur Conway; or, Scenes in the Tropics," also published in London and appearing in three volumes in 1851. The former is supposed to give an accurate picture of life in Andalusia, and the latter of life in the tropics, based on the author's residence of a year in Dominica and other West Indian Islands.
REFERENCES: G. F. Russell Barker, The Record of Old Westminsters; a Biographical List of All Those Who are Known to have been Educated at Westminster School from the Earliest Times to 1927, London, 1928, II, 648; Preface to Milman's Arthur Conway, 1851; Allibone, Dict. Eng. Lit., II, 1290; Andrew Block, The English Novel, 1740-1850, London, 1939 (this English book quotes Allibone on this English author, and gives nothing further); London Times, December 25, 1850.
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