Clowes, William Laird, Sir (M)

Surname: Clowes
Forename(s): William Laird
b. 1 February 1856. d. 14 August 1905. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, journalist, and naval historian. Trained as lawyer. Pseudonyms: W. L. C., Nauticus. Alternative signature: William Laird-Clowes. Married Ethel Mary Louise Edwards in 1882. Naval correspondent for Daily News (1885), The Standard (1887-1890), The Times (1890-1895). Author of Meroë (1876), The Lover’s Progress: Poems (1881), Eclogues (1899). Chambers’s Journal ledger entry for his poem, published on 16 October 1880, gives an address of 86 Holland Road (NLS Dep 341/369). Biographical information: Reilly, Late Victorian Poetry, p. 265; ODNB. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Sonnet 1879-03-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7046
Sonnet 1880-10-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7422
In the River Pei-ho. June 25, 1859. A Naval Pensioner’s Story 1894-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8172