Holland, John (M)

b. 14 March 1794. d. 28 December 1872. VIAF.
Working-class poet and writer. Born and lived in Sheffield. Self-taught. Member of the Wesleyan Chapel in Carver Street, Sheffield. Trained in making optical instruments, like his father, but left the trade to work as a writer. Wrote on a wide variety of subjects, including geology, botany, and topography. Friends with James Montgomery, correspondent of John Clare. Editor of *Sheffield Iris* (1825-1832) and *Newcastle Courant* (1832-1833), and co-editor of *Sheffield Mercury* (1835-1848). Author of poetry volumes *Flowers from Sheffield Park* (1820), *The Cottage of Pella, A Tale of Palestine, with Other Poems* (1821), *The Village of Eyam* (1821), *Hopes of Matrimony; and Other Poems* (1822), *Diurnal Sonnets* (1851). Never married. Biographical information: *ODNB*, Goodridge. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Woman 1837-09-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3502
The Spirit of the Times 1840-11-14 The Chartist Circular Poet 59