Wilson, Florence Margaret (F)

b. 26 January 1823. d. 23 November 1902. Nationality: English.
Poet. Daughter of Cornwell Baron-Wilson and Margaret Harries. Friend of George Augustus Sala. Contributed to *Household Words*. Governess in St. Petersburg, Russia (1850-1854 and 1856-1858). Lived in British Columbia, Canada (1862-1871); she initially had a stationary shop in Victoria, then moved to the Cariboo where she married Samuel B. Tompkins, and finally kept a saloon in Barkerville. By 1875 she was living in California. After Tompkins died she married James Austin Hopkins. Author of *Lyrics for Leisure Hours* (1842) and *Boudoir Lyrics* (1844). Biographical information: *Curran Index*; Lohrli, p. 470; ancestry <https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/person/tree/34536426/person/182057980357/facts?_phsrc=MQB24&_phstart=successSource> (1 January 2020). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Night at Sea 1841 The Keepsake Poet 4874
Flowers 1843 The Keepsake Poet 4952
Night 1843-09-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5386
Stanzas on Viewing the Stars at Midnight 1847 The Keepsake Poet 5202
Stanzas 1849 The Keepsake Poet 5787
Dreams 1850 The Keepsake Poet 5688