Mitford was a contemporary of H. Rider Haggard.
Mitford wrote 42 novels and one non-fiction book.
Brian Stringer, who lives in Britain, is also very interested in Mitford and his books, and I am indebted to Brian for his contributions of information and photos.
Below: a short biography of Mitford borrowed from Who's Who in the Zulu War, 1879: The British By Adrian Greaves, Ian Knight
Below: a screenshot of https://discover.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk/search?q=our%20arms%20zululand&rn=2
Below: a review of Mitford's first book
Click on any of the front cover images, below, of Mitford's 42 novels to learn more and to see additional images.
From my research on the Internet, Mitford may have also written the following short stories:
An Incident of the Wild West (The Idler, Nov 1894)
The Umpunga Skull (The Story-teller, Jan 1908)
The Scorpion-Charm (Nash's Magazine, Jul 1909)
The House on the Kloof Side (The Story-teller, Jul 1909)
The following information about Mitford I received from Brian Stringer
1855 born 13th June, Bath, England (confirmed)
1861 Census, living in Kent England (with 2 sisters and 1 brother - parents abroad) (confirmed)
1870 entered Hurstpierpoint College, England (confirmed)
1874 Left College (confirmed). Sailed to Cape Colony (unconfirmed, but in all biographical references)
1881 Census, living in Cheltenham, England (confirmed)
1882 Travelling the battlefields of the Zulu war in South Africa
1886 Marriage to Zima Helen Gentle (9th March), formerly Ebden, in Brighton, England (confirmed). Zima married Alexander Gentle in 1874 (confirmed) but was divorced prior to marrying Mitford. Zima was born in South Africa.
1886 Proprietor of East London Advertiser, South Africa. (confirmed)
1887 Daughter, Yseulte Helen, born 3rd June, London, England (confirmed)
1888 Sold East London Advertiser (confirmed)
1891 Census, living London with wife and daughter (confirmed)
1891 Son, Roland Bertram, born in London, England
1914 Mitford died, 4th October, in Cowfold, England (confirmed) of liver disease
1915 Zima died, 11th March, in South Africa (5 months after Mitford)(unconfirmed but on internet)