Spens, Walter C. (M)

b. 1842. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and barrister. Born in Glasgow. Educated at the University of Edinburgh. Worked as a barrister in the Supreme Court, the Hamilton court, and as the Sheriff-substitute of Lanarkshire. Married Helen Gillespie on 2 August 1870. Author of several volumes of poetry including *Dreams and Realities: A Volume of Poems* (1863) and *Darroll, and Other Poems* (1881). Biographical information: Reilly, *Mid-Victorian Poetry*, p. 432; “Lieutenant Walter Thomas Patrick Spens”, *The University of Glasgow Story; First World War Roll of Honour* <https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=2593> (15 August 2021). (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Beside a Little Grave 1879 Good Words Poet 2793