Shaw, Alfred Capel (M)

b. 1847. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, bibliographer, and librarian. Pseudonym: “A. C. S.” Alternative signatures: “A. Capel Shaw,” “A. C. Shaw.” The *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry, for the poem by “A. C. S” published on 13 October 1877, gives the poet’s name as “A. C. Shaw” and the address as Penryn St, Redruth (NLS Dep 341/371); this is an address known to be associated with Alfred Capel Shaw. Worked at the Birmingham Free Libraries from 1878 to after 1898 (when he was appointed chief librarian). Author of *Index to the Shakespeare Memorial Library, Birmingham*, as well as several volumes of poetry including *The Vision or Erin* (1892) and *Two Decades of Song* (1896). Biographical information: Reilly, *Late Victorian Poetry*, p. 430; George Clement Boase and William Prideaux Courtney, *Bibliotheca Cornubiensis*, vol. 2, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1878, p. 644. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Sweet Love and I 1877-10-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6888
Somewhere 1887 Good Words Poet 5432
Onward 1893 Good Words Poet 5050