A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Collins, Mortimer

Collins, Mortimer (1827-1876).—Novelist, s. of a solicitor at Plymouth, was for a time a teacher of mathematics in Guernsey. Settling in Berkshire he adopted a literary life, and was a prolific author, writing largely for periodicals. He also wrote a good deal of occasional and humorous verse, and several novels, including Sweet Anne Page (1868), Two Plunges for a Pearl (1872), Mr. Carrington (1873), under the name of "R. T. Cotton," and A Fight with Fortune (1876).