Ilsley, Charles (1807 - 1887)

Genre: General Fiction

Charles Parker Ilsley was born and raised in Portland, ME. After working as a bookkeeper, he made a career change and tried his hand at newspaper work. He started The Portland Daily Times, an early one-cent newspaper, but it failed in less than a year. He then started the Portland Transcript and worked as editor there and for the Eclectic. He continued to write articles for newspapers and other periodicals throughout his life, though his name was often mis-spelled as Isley. Many of his serialized stories were compiled and published. He died in Cambridge, MA in 1887.

Selected Bibliography

  • Forest and Shore: Or, Legends of the Pine-Tree State (1856)
  • The Wrecker's Daughter: And Other Tales of the Forest, the Shore, and the Ocean (1861)