Bowring, Edgar Alfred (M)

Surname: Bowring
Forename(s): Edgar Alfred
b. 26 May 1826. d. 1911. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Author, translator, civil servant. Son of Sir John Bowring. Educated at University College, London. Worked for the Board of Trade (1841-1863), and as the Secretary to the Royal Commission for the 1851 Great Exhibition. Received the Companion to the Order of Bath in 1862. MP For Exeter in 1868-1874. Translated many works by German authors, including Goethe, into English. Biographical information: Curran Index; Thompson Cooper, Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Containing Biographical Notices of Eminent Characters of Both Sexes, Volume Two, Eleventh edition, George Routledge and Sons, 1884, p. 156. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 5
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Faristan and Fatima. An Oriental Legend, Done into his mother tongue by E. A. Bowring 1860-09-29 Once a Week Translator 293
Winter. A Picture. (From the Magyar Poet Petöfi) 1866-01-13 Once a Week Translator 13397
“The corn is ripe already” 1866-06-23 Once a Week Translator 13450
“What boots it with the plough to trace” 1866-06-23 Once a Week Translator 13449
The Story of Three Hearts (From A. Petöfi) 1867-03-30 Once a Week Translator 12138