From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dornin, Thomas Aloysius, Commodore U. S. N., was born in Ireland, perhaps about 1800. Entering the United States navy, he was Midshipman, 1815; Lieutenant, 1825; Captain, 1856. He served in the South Seas; in 1851, frustrated Walker's filibustering attempts on Nicaragua; served as Fleet-Captain in the Mediterranean and off the coast of Africa, and during the American Civil War was Commodore on the Baltimore station. He died at Norfolk, Virginia, 22nd April 1874.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.
Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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