Horror on the Orient Express Nouveau
Professsor Smith in 1893
Professor Julius Arthur Smith is the investigators’ friend whose presence sets the 1920s campaign in motion. Biographical information pertinent to him
in that era can be found here. In the 1890s he is thirty years younger and slimmer, with not-such-grand-moustaches. He has only recently been made Professor, a considerable achievement at such a young age. He works for City and Guilds College of the University of London and has an office at their headquarters in South Kensington. He is a member of many associations, but his preference is for the Oriental Club. An avowed bachelor, he lives alone in his St. Johns Wood townhouse, left him by his family (he will not meet his wife to be, Margaret, until 1895). He has recently been touring in the east and was in Constantinople and Anatolia in the summers of 1889-1892 but has now settled to regular study. Rumor has it something occurred in foreign parts to dissuade him from further travel, but he refuses to be drawn on the subject. His current interest is in anthropological history and literature and the occult.