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Philip Robinson, 1847-1902

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1847.10.13
Place of Birth: Chunar, India
Date of Death: 1902.12.09
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Philip Robinson ('Phil Robinson') was a journalist, naturalist and author.


Born in India, Robinson spent his early career there before he took up a staff post on the Daily Telegraph. He also worked as a publisher's reader for Messrs. Sampson Low and Co and in the early 1880s travelled to Egypt as a war correspondent of the Daily Chronicle. During the Spanish-American war in 1898, he was correspondent for the Pall Mall Gazette and the Associated Press in Cuba. He published a number of works on Indian themes under the 'Indian Garden' series which were highly popular: Chasing a Fortune (1884); Tigers at Large (1884); The Poet's Beasts (1885) and The Valley of Teetotum Trees (1886).


Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004, online edition (accessed September 2004).