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us: Stables, Gordon, 1840-1910

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  • Instance Of

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  • Fuller Name

    • William Gordon
  • Variants

    • us: Stables, William Gordon, 1840-1910
    • us: Stables, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1840-1910
    • us: Medicus, 1840-1910
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1840
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1910
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Aberchirder (Scotland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Twyford (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Royal Navy
        • Organization: (naf) Caravan Club of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Fiction
          (lcsh) Adventure stories
            (lcsh) Health
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Novelists
                (lcsh) Physicians
            • Sources

              • found: His Born to command, 1892.
              • found: Shaw, V. The classic encyc. of the dog, 1984: CIP t.p. (W. Gordon Stables; C.M., M.D., R.N.)
              • found: Annie o' the banks o' Dee, 1899: t.p. (Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N.)
              • found: Encyclopedia of science fiction website, 11 Mar. 2016 (Gordon Stables; born 21 May 1840 in Aberchirder, Banffshire, Scotland; died 10 May 1910 in Twyford, Berkshire, Scottish medical doctor and author of children's fiction, writing well over a hundred novels, primarily for boys; he served as surgeon on a whaling boat and later with the Royal Navy until 1875)
              • found: Oxford DNB online ed., 11 Mar. 2016 (William Gordon Stables, children's writer, was born at Aberchirder, Marnoch, Banffshire, on 21 May between 1837 and 1840; about 1875, he settled at Twyford, Berkshire, and occupied himself full-time in writing under the name Gordon Stables; although best remembered, along with G.A. Henty and G.M. Fenn, as a writer for boys, he was also a nature lover and concerned (perhaps obsessed) with health, as well as writing about cats and dogs; he drew upon his extensive sea travels for the background to his many boys' stories and a majority of these are about the sea; on the formation of the Caravan Club in 1907 he was elected vice-president; books include " Cruise of the land yacht Wanderer" and "The wife's guide to health and happiness"; he died at his house in Twyford, Berkshire, on 10 May 1910)
              • found: Marland, H. Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920, 2013: introd. (Dr. Gordon Stables, ex-naval surgeon and author of adventure stories and reams of popular health advice literature; had 30-year stint as health columnist to the Girl's Own Paper)
              • found: Victorian Voices website, 11 Mar. 2016: Victorian health & beauty (lists articles in the Girl's Own Paper by Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N. ("Medicus"); digitised articles display the by-line "Medicus")
            • LC Classification

              • PR5470.S65
            • Editorial Notes

              • [Year of birth still uncertain?]
            • Change Notes

              • 1982-11-20: new
              • 2016-03-12: revised
            • Alternate Formats