Allingham, William ___ 1824-1889 ___ Irish ___ poet

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Allingham was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, and educated locally, but left school at 14 to work in a bank where his father was manager. He trained as a customs officer and was employed in various locations in Ireland and England. At the same time, he became a celebrated poet allied to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, with a first volume of poems in 1850 dedicated to Leigh Hunt. In 1854, he published 'Day and Night Songs' illustrated by Rossetti and Millais. Having been awarded a pension, he was able to retire in 1870 and concentrate on literary activities. He became editor of the influential 'Frazer's Magazine' and published more volumes of poetry. Some critics find his poetry and his diary a bit dull.
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Wikipedia bio
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1847-1889 ___ literary n/a

WEB TEXT LINKS
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ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LINKS
National Library of Ireland

SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
Diary of William Allingham
 

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