Prinsep, Henry Thoby (M)

Surname: Prinsep
Forename(s): Henry Thoby
b. 15 July 1793. d. 11 February 1878. Nationality: English. VIAF.
East India Company servant, historian, and poet. Alternative signature: H. Prinsep, Esq. Lived in India from 1809-1843 before returning to London. Served on the Council of India from 1858-1874. Married Sarah Monckton on 14 May 1835. Befriended and patronized G. F. Watts, through whom their house became a centre of artistic and literary culture in London, hosting Tennyson, Browning, and Thackeray, Du Maurier, Ruskin, and Burne-Jones, among others. Author of several volumes of poetry including Specimens of Ballad Poetry Applied to the Tales and Traditions of the East (1862). Biographical information: ODNB. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Persian Ghuzl 1847 The Keepsake Poet 5218