Author; born in Cape Town, Africa
, in 1829. Lord Elgin made him his private secretary in 1853, and in 1865 he was elected to Parliament, but he resigned in 1868 in obedience to instructions from Thomas L. Harris
, leader of the Brotherhood of the New Life a spiritualistic society of which both Oliphant
and his wife were members.
Among his publications are Minnesota, or the far West in 1855
; and The tender recollections of Irene MacGILLICUDDYillicuddy
satire on American society.
He died in Twickenham, England
, Dec. 23, 1888.