HENRY MAXWELL
The Grandson of Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Henry Maxwell was the grandson of Mary Elizabeth Braddon. He was kind enough to assist Robert Lee Wolff, after Wolff was introduced to him by a mutual historian friend, with his biography Sensational Victorian, and I was lucky enough to also meet him after a finding, by coincidence, that he had been a customer at a bookshop in London that I also visited. He was kind enough to encourage me with my own work on Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Henry Maxwell was called to the Bar, but after the Second World War worked in the chemical industry with I.C.I. As well as being a charming and intelligent man, he was also a talented poet. Another interest was transport and trains and he was a regular contributor to the Railway Magazine. Maxwell remembered his grandmother well and through his father W.B. Maxwell met many interesting people in his youth, including the American novelist Edith Wharton.

Before the Sun Sets, a volume of poetry published by St. George's Press in 1980.

A copy given to me by Henry Maxwell in May 1995 and signed by him on the title page.

A Railway Rubaiyyat, a volume of train themed poems, by Henry Maxwell, published by Golden Head Press in 1968.

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