Timothy Shay Arthur, an American author, born near Newburgh, Orange county, N. Y., in 1809. He was about eight years old when his parents removed to Baltimore. He was apprenticed to a trade, was for several years a clerk, and in 1833 visited the west as agent of a banking company. Upon his return to Baltimore he became connected with a newspaper, and began to publish a series of short novels. Since 1841 he has resided in Philadelphia, and for many years edited and published a weekly journal and a monthly magazine. His productions are numerous, consisting chiefly cf works of fiction of a domestic character, written with a moral aim, several of them relating especially to the subject of temperance.