|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.
knew Hunt, Leigh
was a friend of Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
knew Shelley, Percy Florence
knew St. John, Jane
Allingham, William, William Allingham, A Diary, 1824 - 1889, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1985