Allingham, William, 1824-1889

Alternative names
Birth 1824
Death 1889-11-18
Irish (Republic of Ireland)

Biographical notes:

William Allingham, Irish poet, protegé of Leigh Hunt.

From the description of William Allingham manuscript material, 1848-1856. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 72918490

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Ballyshannon and London, to Mrs. Howitt, 1857 June 16 and 1862 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131855


From the description of William Allingham correspondence, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449350

William Allingham, Irish poet, protegé of Leigh Hunt.

From the guide to the William Allingham manuscript material : 7 items, 1848-1856, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Irish poet.

From the description of The touchstone : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1854 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132698

William Allingham was an Irish writer and poet of English descent. Between 1874 and 1879 he was sub-editor of FRAZER'S MAGAZINE. In 1850 he published a volume of POEMS, followed by DAY AND NIGHT SONGS in 1855. Allingham was a close friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who contributed to the illustration of SONGS. Allingham also edited THE BALLAD BOOK for the GOLDEN TREASURY series in 1864. Other works include FIFTY MODERN POEMS (1865), EVIL MAY DAY (1883), and IRISH SONGS AND POEMS (1887). In 1874 Allingham married Helen Paterson, known under her married name as a water-color painter.

Helen Paterson Allingham was a watercolor painter and illustrator of the Victorian era. In 1867 she went to study art at the Female School of Art in London, and became an illustrator of children's books. She illustrated several books, including SIX TO SIXTEEN: A STORY FOR GIRLS (1876), HAPPY ENGLAND (1903) and THE HOMES OF TENNYSON (1905), written with her brother Arthur Paterson. After her marriage to Allingham, she became a watercolor painter, and was the first woman to become a full member of the Royal Watercolour Society. Allingham is best known for her rural scenes, particularly her views of cottages in Surrey and Sussex.

From the description of William Allingham and Helen Paterson Allingham collection, 1855-1916. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 181770972


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  • Husband and wife--Correspondence--19th century
  • Women painters--Correspondence


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