F C Sumichrast, was an Academic, writer and translator from French to English who was a professor of languages at Edinburgh University in the late 1860s and by 1888 he has moved on to America and is working at Harvard University and has become a Professor at Harvard by 1896
F C Sumichrast went on to be a well respected translator of the works of Theophile Gautier and Victor Hugo but is also known for his own works including “The Making of America”. He was president of “The Victorian Society in Harvard and established his reputation as an academic and writer there. He is listed in “Who was who in American History”.
He stayed at Harvard until 1911 when he move back to England and lived in Ealing from 1912-1932
He died in 1933 aged 88, he had no children.