Launce Poyntz,(1) said by some to be a play on the words "Lance Points," was a pen name of Frederick Whittaker. The two names are given together in several novels,(2) and other novels were published under both names(3) in different editions. Poyntz's novels are listed in this book under the name Whittaker.
|1||The name Poyntz is an old English family name. Sec, for example, Sir John Maclean's "Historical and Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Poyntz; or, Eight Centuries of an English House," Exeter, 1886.|
|2||Dime Library, no. 230 and Saturday Journal, No. 127, for example.|
|2||Beadle's Weekly/Banner Weekly (various title changes), no. 12 and Boy's Library (quarto edition), no. 18 by Whittaker are given as by Poyntz in Saturday Journal/Star Journal (various title changes), no. 401 and Saturday Journal/Star Journal (various title changes), no. 413, respectively.|