Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

(5 February 1856 - 12 February 1947 / London / England)

Biography of Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen poet

Born Feburary 5, 1856, Douglas Sladen was a travel writer, author and editor of Who's Who between 1897-1899. He collected all the correspondence he had with prominent people of his time into 70 scrapbooks. Many of the letters are from well known literary and political figures. The collection is housed in the Old Town Hall, Richmond.

He studied at Trinity College, Oxford, and went to Australia (1879), where he became the first professor of history in the University of Sydney. Subsequently he traveled much and settled in London as a writer.

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen's Works:

Frithjof and Ingebjorg (1882)
Poetry of Exiles (1883)
In Cornwall and Across the Sea (1885)
Edward the Black Prince (1886), an epic drama
The Spanish Armada (1888)
The Japs at Home (1892)
A Japanese Marriage (1895)
A Sicilian Marriage (1905)
Egypt and the English (1908)
Queer Things About Egypt (1911)
The Unholy Estate (1912)
Twenty Years of my Life (1913)
Queer Things about Japan (1913)
The Real "Truth about Germany" (1914)
His German Wife (1915)
Fair Inez: A Romance of Australia (1918)
Paul's Wife: or "The Ostriches" (1919)
My Long Life (1939)

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The Tropics

LOVE we the warmth and light of tropic lands,
The strange bright fruit, the feathery fanspread leaves,
The glowing mornings and the mellow eves,
The strange shells scattered on the golden sands,
The curious handiwork of Eastern hands,
The little carts ambled by humpbacked beeves,
The narrow outrigged native boat which cleaves,
Unscathed, the surf outside the coral strands.
Love we the blaze of color, the rich red

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