Palmer, Edward Henry (M)

Surname: Palmer
Forename(s): Edward Henry
b. 7 August 1840. d. 1882. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Orientalist, translator, and poet. Born in Cambridge. Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, later becoming a college fellow in 1867. Spent time wth gypsies as a child and learned Romani.Catalogued oriental manuscripts for college and university libraries in Cambridge. Had a wide knowledge of languages, including Hindustani, Persian, Arabic, Turkish. Conducted geographical work while on expeditions to Palestine (1869-1870). Married Laura Hanbury Davis in 1871, and in the same year was appointed Lorn Almoner's Professor of Arabic at Cambridge. While on a mission for the British government, working to protect the Suez Canal from attack by Arab tribes, he was ambushed and murdered. Biographical information: ODNB. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“Who looks on beauty’s treacherous hue” 1867-01 The Argosy Translator 16175
“Come, bring the wine, oh page of mine, for now the roses blow” 1867-01 The Argosy Translator 16173
Shab az Mutrib ki dil khosh bád Vairá 1867-01 The Argosy Translator 16172
Pírána saram ú ‘ishki jawána bar sar uftad 1867-01 The Argosy Translator 16176
Táza ba táza now ba now 1867-01 The Argosy Translator 16174
Rustam and ‘Akwán Dev 1867-06 The Argosy Translator 16191