Leighton, Robert (M)

Surname: Leighton
Forename(s): Robert
b. 20 February 1822. d. 10 May 1869. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet. Uncle of poet William Leighton. Born in Dundee and educated at Dundee Academy. Worked for his brother (who was a ship owner) and travelled widely in 1842-1843, then employed by a railway firm in Preston, and then became a manager of a Liverpool seed merchant firm that was located in Ayr. Author of Rhymes and Poems (1861), The Laddies’ Lamentation on the Loss o’ his Whittle, and Other Poems (1872), Poems (1866, 1869), Reuben, and Other Poems (1875), Records, and Other Poems (1880). Biographical information: Reilly, Mid-Victorian Poetry, pp. 272-3; Preface, The Poems of William Leighton, Elliot Stock, 1890; Archives Hub https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/archives/f1086286-ccf4-3937-8d67-a5d7be608b3a#bioghist (19 February 2021). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Duke of Brunswick’s Diamonds 1864 Good Words Poet 1599
The Widow and the Priest 1869-08-01 Good Words Poet 1994
A Christmas Carol 1873-12 Good Words Poet 2466