By R. C. Terry
Anthony Trollope was once a submit place of work surveyor, author, editor and global vacationer. This chronology combines genuine info with remark and anecdote from his extensive contacts. additionally it is short money owed of his released works and reactions to them, bridging statement and indices of individuals and areas, so aiming to mix a readable narrative with a short reference advisor to the existence and paintings of this busy guy of Victorian letters. R.C.Terry is additionally writer of "Anthony Trollope: The Artist in Hiding" and "Victorian well known Fiction, 1860-80" and editor of "Trollope: Interviews and Recollections".
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Northwick's agent calls on Boxing Day and finds Thomas Anthony has taken to his bed. For the first time FT learns 1834--1840 7 of large arrears for which Lord Northwick is demanding payment. The agent reports, 'He don't appear to me to have but very little stock dead or alive . . ' Final collapse of Cincinnati venture and loss of remaining capital (H, p. 113). , are paralleled in his fictional account of Charley Tudor's entry to the Civil Service in The Three Clerks (ch. 2). , p. 37), but a transfer to the Central District of Ireland in 1841 as surveyor's clerk brought about a miraculous transformation.
1815 (Mon 24 Apr) Birth of Anthony Trollope (d. 1882). (18 May) AT baptised at StGeorge's, Bloomsbury. Late this year, the family moves to Harrow. 1816 Birth of Cecilia Frances Trollope (d. 1849). 1818 Thomas Anthony embarks on building a lavish house, spending large sums on roadways, fences and drainage improvements. FT enthusiastically joins in plans for landscaping. The completed house is christened 'Julians', after the estate of Trollope's uncle Adolphus Meetkerke, whose wealth he expects to inherit.
Sep) After visiting the Tilleys in Penrith, FT decides to move to the Lake District. (26 Sep) FT writes to a friend about a 'promise of long-standing' to AT, whose official duties had prevented 'his sharing the travelling delights of his errant family'. The promise was of a trip to Paris, and she hoped her son would be allowed several weeks leave, 'which will give him, perhaps the only opportunity he may have of seeing la belle ville' (H, p. 192). (Late in year) Active on his mother's behalf, AT sometimes collects her payments from publishers.