Anthony Trollope, fourth son of Thomas Anthony Trollope and his wife Frances Milton, was born in London, April 24, 1815. His mother was the author of "Domestic Manners of the Americans," a work that raised the ire of the Americans in 1831. His father was successively a lawyer, a farmer, and a merchant in America, and failed in all. Anthony was educated at Winchester and Harrow. In 1834 he became an usher in a school in Brussels, and later in the same year was a junior clerk in the London Post Office. He remained in the postal service until 1867, part of the time in Belfast and Donnybrook, Ireland. He was married in June, 1844, to Rose Heseltine, and in 1847 began writing, his first novel being "The Macdermots of Ballycloran." Many novels appeared in the succeeding years, works which are rarely read at the present time. He visited the United States, Australia, and the Continent at various times, and died December 6, 1882, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis while laughing at a family reading of Guthrie's (Anstey's) "Vice Versa." His wife and two sons survived him.
REFERENCES: M. L. Irwin, Anthony Trollope. A Bibliography; A. Trollope, An Autobiography.
Fireside Library. Nos. 123, 128, 139
Waverley Library (quarto). Nos. 222, 232, 234