Hill, Alsager Hay (M)

Surname: Hill
Forename(s): Alsager Hay
b. 1 October 1839. d. 2 August 1906. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, social reformer, and editor. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Author of four volumes of poetry including Footprints of Life (1857), Rhymes with Good Reason (1870-1), A Scholar’s Day-Dream (1870, 1881), and A Household Queen (1881). Published pamphlets on issues of unemployment and labour, including Our Unemployed (1867), Lancashire Labour and the London Poor (1871), Impediments to the Circulation of Labour (1873), The Unemployed in Great Cities (1877), and Vagrancy (1881). Edited Labour News (which he founded in 1871), The Industrial Handbook (starting in 1877), and Statutes for the People (1870-1). Oversaw the publication of The Industrial Index to London and Business Aspects of Ladies’ Work. Biographical Information: ODNB. (DD)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 5
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Footsteps of Day 1859-11-19 Once a Week Poet 236
An Appeal for the “Cripples’ Home” 1862-12-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 15851
Drowned in Harbour 1863-02-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6684
One Note Wrong 1864-11-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7141
A Prayer in the City. London, 1869 1870-01-15 All the Year Round Poet 3805