Post Office Career

Anthony Trollope by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (88 mm x 58 mm) image size Purchased, 1995 Photographs Collection NPG x75762

Anthony Trollope's Post Office Career

Trollope joined the Post Office as a clerk at the age of 19. In 1841 at the age of 26 he moved to Ireland, where he married and began to write. He remained an employee until 1866, and rose almost to the top of the organisation.