Clarke, William Branwhite, Rev. (M)

b. 2 June 1798. d. 16 June 1878. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Church of England clergyman, poet, and geologist. Alternative signature “Rev. W. B. Clarke, M.A.” From 1819 to 1829 he published five volumes of poetry. Contributed many articles to the *Magazine of Natural History*. Emigrated to Australia in 1839, serving as as headmaster of several schools and minister of several parishes, and continuing to write and study geology. The Clarke medal, Australia’s first scientific medal, is named in his honour. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
I. (“When first, gay Rouen! to thy walls I came”) 1825 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15081
III. Written at Castleton, in the Peak, July 1823 1825 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15083
II. (“For this shall His’try, when she points to those”) 1825 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15082
Stanzas 1826 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13920
On a Heavy Fall of Snow on March 29 and 30, 1823 and 1824 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15584
Music 1834-08-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3253