Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Webster, Albert Falvey

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WEBSTER, Albert Falvey, author, b. in Boston, Mass., in 1848; d. at sea, 27 Dec., 1876. His father was a confectioner in Boston. After engaging for a short time in various kinds of business, he became a writer for the magazines, and published many short stories in “Scribner's Monthly,” “The Atlantic Monthly,” and “Appletons' Journal,” in which appeared his “Boarding-House Sketches.” He also published a series of articles exposing abuses in the administration of criminal law and in the management of prisons. He was consumptive, went to California by way of the isthmus, and died on his way from San Francisco to Honolulu, and was buried in the Pacific. At the time of his death Mr. Webster was engaged to be married to Una, eldest daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He left an unfinished novel. His most notable stories are “Our Friend Sullivan,” “My Daughter's Watch,” “The Clytemnestra,” and “An Operation in Money.”