The Victorian Translators of Verne. * Anne Toppan Wilbur (1817-1864) * Jehiel Keeler Hoyt (1820-1895) William Lackland (pseud.) Lewis Page Mercier (1820-1875); Eleanor E. King (1838-?) Ellen Elizabeth Frewer (1848 - 1901+) * Nancy Regina Emily Meugens (1844-1933)
*Anne Toppan Wilbur (1817-1864)
*Jehiel Keeler Hoyt (1820-1895)
William Lackland (pseud.)
Lewis Page Mercier (1820-1875); Eleanor E. King (1838-?)
Ellen Elizabeth Frewer (1848 - 1901+)
*Nancy Regina Emily Meugens (1844-1933)
George Makepeace Towle (1841-1893)
*Stephen W. White; William Struthers
*Frederick Amadeus Malleson (1819-1897)
Henry Frith (1840—1910)
*Thomas H. Linklater (1849-??)
*Agnes Kinloch Kingston (1824-1913)
Wiliam Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Agnes Dundas Kingston (1856 - 1886)
*Emma Garrison Jones (1833 - 1898)
Grace Virginia Lord (?? - 1885)
William John Gordon (?? - ??)
Mary de Hauteville
*Jeremiah C. Curtin (1830—1913)
George W. Hanna
Laura E. Kendall
Alphonse E. Estoclet (1850? - 1920?)
*Frances Sarah Johnston (1830-1908) (Mrs. Cashel-Hoey)
*Hope Cranstoun Metcalfe (1866 - 1939)
The Death of Nicholas Copernicus.;
Translated from the French by Anne T
Wilbur. Christian Parlor Magazine (1844-
1855). New York: Jan 1, 1849. p. 268
Translated from the French by Anne T
Wilbur, Christian Parlor Magazine
(1844-1855). New York: May 1, 1852. p. 69
Mentioned by JV in Voyage in a Balloon
Style elements later used by Verne.
The Solitary of Juan Fernandez; or, The Real Robinson Crusoe. by Joseph Xavier Boniface Saintine Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston, 1851
The Roman question. by Edmond About. Translated from the French by Mrs. Annie T. Wood. Boston, J. E. Tilton and company, 1859.
Chrisna; the queen of the Danube. by Joseph Xavier Boniface Saintine , Translated from the French by Anne Toppan (Wilbur) Wood New York, Delisser & Procter, 1859
The Romance of a Mummy (La Roman de la Momie) by Théophile Gautier, Bradburn, New York: 1863
(This story of an archaeologist in love with a
2000 year old mummy is an early novel of the
I. From the Earth to the Moon; Passage Direct in 97 hours and 20 minutes, Newark, NJ: Newark Daily and Weekly Journal: (June) 1869, later reprinted as a paper cover book.
First Verne full length book attributable to an Americn author.
Funk and Wagnals published his Cyclopedia as:
Hoyt’s New cyclopedia of practical quotations drawn from the speech and literature of all nations, ancient and modern, classic and popular, in English and foreign text with the names, dates, and nationality of quoted authors, and copious indexes
Remained in print as late as 1940.
I. Twenty thousand Leagues under the Sea, Sampson Low et al.: Nov., 1872
II. From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It,Sampson Low et al.: Oct., 1873
III. Around the World in Eighty Days. Falsely attributed to Lewis Mercier, 1962
I. The Fur Country, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle: 1873, (her first published work at age 28), reprinted by James Osgood, Boston: 1873.
II. The Great Navigators of the XIX’th Century, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, Searle and Rivington: 1880.
III. The Blockade Runners, Sampson Low, et al.: 1874; ascribed in some editions to “N. D’Anvers”. ??
Elementary history of art : An introduction to ancient and modern architecture, sculpture, painting, music, by N. D’Anvers [pseud.] With a preface by T. Roger Smith.-- London : Asher & Co., 1874
The house on wheels; or, Far from home, from the French of Mme. De Stolz by N. D’Anvers.-- London: 1874
To the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi / Tr. from the German of Edward Mohr, by N. D.’Anvers.-- S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, London : 1876
Heroes of South African discovery by N. D’Anvers [pseud.].-- Marcus Ward and Company, London : 1878
Pre-historic America by the Marquis de Nadaillac ; translated by N. d’Anvers [pseud.] ; edited by W.H. Dall.-- J. Murray, London : 1885
Discovery of lakes Rudolf and Stefanie : a narrative of Count Samuel Teleki’s exploring & hunting expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888, by his companion Lieut. Ludwig von Höhnel ; translated by Nancy Bell (N. d’Anvers) ... With 179 original illustrations and 5 coloured maps. In two volumes.-- Longmans, Green, London : 1894
French enterprise in Africa : the personal narrative of Lieut. Hourst of his exploration of the Niger , translated by Mrs. Arthur Bell (N. D’Anvers).-- Chapman & Hall, London : 1898
James McNeill Whistler. [With plates, including a portrait.] by Mrs. Arthur Bell /N. D’Anvers, George Bell, London: 1904
Life of Robt. Schumann, by J.W. von Wasieowsky, Boston, 1871
Reading as a Fine Art, by Ernest Legouvé, Boston, 1879
Mischief Book, from the German of W. Busch, N. York, 1879
The Actor and his Art,by D. Coquelin, Boston, 1881
The Usurper, by Judith Gautier, Boston, 1884
Life and Works of Robert Schumann, by A. Reissman, Boston ,1886
The Little Flower of St, Francis of Assisi, from the Italian, Boston 1887
I. From the Clouds to the Mountains, Compelling Narratives of Strange Adventures by Air, Land, and Water, William F. Gill and Company, Boston: 1874
I. Five Weeks in a Balloon, Ward, Lock, and Tyler: 1875 ?? [The author questions this attribution to F.A.M. Although listed in bibliographies, the style is totally foreign to that of II.]
II. A Journey into the Interior of the Earth, Ward, Lock, and Tyler: 1876
Only known book is the translation of Jules Verne’s Moon Novels (at age 27):
I. From the Earth to the Moon Direct and Round the Moon, George Routledge and Sons: 1877
An excellent translation
I. The Baltimore Gun Club, King and Baird, Philadelphia: 1874
II. All Around the Moon, Philadelphia, Catholic Publication Society: 1876
III. To the Sun? a Journey through Planetary Space, Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, Philadelphia: 1877
IV. Off on a Comet, a Journey through Planetary Space, a sequel to To the Sun?, Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, Philadelphia: 1878
Velocity according to Roth
Life of Napoleon III., Emperor of the French, Boston, P. Donahoe: 1856
Christus Judex. A traveller's tale, ( A Tale of the White Mountains) Frederick Leypoldt, Philadelphia: 1864. Online version available
The Rescue of France, by C.F.B. Miel, tr. Edward Roth, Philadelphia, —King & Baird, printers: 1872.
Short Geography, Philadelphia, Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger: 1876
The art of reading, by Ernest Legouvé ... Translated, and illustrated with copious notes, by Edward Roth, Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1885
Gray Tigers of Smithville, Philadelphia, W. F. Fell & Co.: 1887
Conversational French and English; an elementary knowledge of both languages taught by thorough practice in the grammatical principles of each ... Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1899
Select Orations of Lysias, Philadelphia, D. McKay: 1899
Sherlock Holmes (Conan Doyle's famous creation), quelques chapitres de sa vie, a few chapters of his life; avec questions et réponnses, with questions and answers. Philadelphia, E. Roth:1902
Conversational French, especially intended for self-instruction, schools, families, or American desirous of becoming French teachers. First year. Philadelphia, E. Roth: 1903.
In 1893 Roth auctioned off his library and his collection of “philosophical instruments”; the auction took four days! The catalogue of his sale is in the New York Public Library:
Valuable private library : belonging to Prof. Edward Roth, of Phila. comprising a general assortment of works in the various branches of literature : also a large collection of philosophical instruments, to be sold ... May 8, 9, 10, and 11, 1893 ... sale conducted by Stan. V. Henkels ...
Times Obituary Agnes Kinloch Kingston
The works translated by Agnes Kinloch Kingston in her husband’s name are:
I. The Mysterious Island, Sampson Low et. al., 3 volumes: 1875, reprinted by Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., New York, 1 volume: 1876
II. Michael Strogoff, Sampson Low et al.: 1876, reprinted by Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., “revised by Julius Chambers”: 1877
III.The Child of the Cavern; or Strange Doings Underground, Sampson Low et al.: 1877
IV. The Begum’s Fortune; with an account of the Mutineers of the Bounty, Sampson Low et al.: 1879, reprinted by J. B. Lippincott: 1879
I. The Demon of Cawnpore, pt 1 of The Steam House, Sampson Low et al.: 1880.
II. Tigers and Traitors, pt 2 of The Steam House, Sampson Low et al.: 1881
I.Michael Strogoff, From Moscow to Irkoutsk. Frank Leslie: 1876
II. Adventures in the Solar World. Frank Leslie: 1877 (not located as of 2005)
Garrison's translation of Michel Strogoff is a much more literal and complete translation than that of Kingston, which omits several portions of the descriptions and some difficult passages. It was first published starting March 4, 1876 in serial form in Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner.
I.The Headstrong Turk. Part I. Redpath’s Weekly, 27 OCT 1883—24 NOV 1883
II. The Headstrong Turk,Part II. Redpath’s Weekly, 01 DEC 1883—26 JAN 1884
III. An American Robinson Crusoe. Redpath’s Weekly, 05 OCT 1883—19 OCT 1883
I. For the Flag, Sampson Low et al.: 1897
II.An Antarctic Mystery, Sampson Low et al.: 1898
Isabel Maude Penrice, Countess Clancarty (d. 1906), née Bilton. [Stage name: Belle Bilton].
Musical comedy actress; m. (1889) 5th Earl Clancarty.
A Peeress of the Stage
Coronation of King Edward VII, 9 August 1902
I. Master of the World, Sampson Low, 1914
II.Their Island Home, Sampson Low, 1923
III. Castaways of the Flag, Sampson Low, 1923
IV.Lighthouse at the End of the World, Sampson Low et al.: 1923