Peacock, Florence (F)

Surname: Peacock
Forename(s): Florence Mary Woodruffe
b. 11 January 1855. d. 1900. Nationality: English.
Poet, editor, book reviewer, and essayist. Pseudonym: F. P. Sister of Mabel Geraldine Woodruffe Peacock and (Edward) Adrian Woodruffe Peacock. Author of Poems (1893). Co-edited The Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers, containing the names of the Officers in the Royal and Parliamentary Armies of 1642 (1864) by Edward Peacock (her father) with her sister Mabel. Contributed poetry to The Queen, Dublin Review, Sketch, Globe, Reliquary, and Antiquary. Published book reviews and essays in Architectural Review, Academy, Folklore, Chemist & Druggist, and Illustrated Archaeologist. Chambers’s Journal ledger entries refer to her as Miss Florence Peacock, and list her address as Bottisford Manor, Brigg (poems published on 14 August 1886 and 6 July 1889; NLS Dep 341/369, 370), and Dunstan House, Kirton in Lindsey (poem published on 5 December 1896; NLS Dep 341/371). Additional biographical information: Reilly, Late Victorian Poetry, p. 373; Wellesley Index; “(Edward) Adrian Woodruffe Peacock,” ODNB ; Eileen Elder, Edward Peacock and his Family: An Introduction to the Peacocks, Collectors of North Lincolnshire Dialect from 1850 to 1920, Occasional Papers in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol. 9, 1992, pp. 70-81. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lost at Sea 1886-08-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12993
The Great North Sea 1887-08-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12913
An Unforgotten Country 1889-07-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13092
Question and Answer 1890-01-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13123
In Dreamland 1890-10-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13161
Lost Atlantis 1891-08-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13206
A Human Soul 1896-12-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12790