Allingham, William

POET, CIVIL SERVANT (GREAT-BRITAIN)
BORN 19 Mar 1824, Ballyshannon, County Donegal - DIED 18 Nov 1889, London
GRAVE LOCATION Ballyshannon, County Donegal: St. Anne's Churchyard ((ashes))

Son of a banker. He was a civil servant, but he actively sought out literary acquaintances. On June 27th, 1847 he met Leigh Hunt for the first time and he came to write for Hunt's London Journal.
Hunt introduced him to Thomas Carlyle and he was also part of the Rossetti circle. Between 1850 and 1857 he wrote a dozen volumes of poetry. In 1864 he visited the Shelleys in Bournemouth.

Related persons
• knew Hunt, Leigh
• was a friend of Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
• knew St. John, Jane

Sources
• Allingham, William, William Allingham, A Diary, 1824 - 1889, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1985


Alma-Tadema, Laura Theresa

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 31 Mar 2006