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Walworth, Mansfield Tracy

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(1830-1873) US author, almost certainly best known for the circumstances of his death: after a turbulent marriage with his half-sister Ellen Hardin Walworth (1832-1915), their son murdered him. He is of sf interest for two Lost Race tales: Delaplaine; Or, the Sacrifice of Irene (1871), in which a convict innocent of any crime escapes (see Crime and Punishment), finds treasure in Africa, and returns to exonerate himself; and Zahara; Or, a Leap for Empire (1888), which is also set in Africa. [JC]

Mansfield Tracy Walworth

born Albany, New York: 3 December 1830

died New York: 3 June 1873



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