The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Novelist, born in Norfolk; after service in a civic capacity in Natal, and in partly civil and partly military service in the Transvaal, adopted the profession of literature; first rose into popularity as author in 1885 by the publication of "King Solomon's Mines," the promise of which was sustained in a measure by a series of subsequent novels beginning with "She" in 1887; b . 1856.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Haggard, Rider'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/h/haggard-rider.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.