Garrow, Theodosia (F)

b. 28 November 1816. d. 13 April 1865. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Journalist, translator, poet, reviewer, and Florentine salon hostess. Pseudonyms: “T. G.,” “Ø.” Daughter of Joseph Garrow, Eurasian official of the East India Company and translator of Dante, and Theodosia Abrams, a Jewish singer. Moved to Florence with her parents in 1844, and became part of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s circle. Translated Giovanni Battista Niccolini’s drama *Arnaldo da Brescia* (1846), as well as Italian patriotic songs and poems. Supporter of Italian Unification, and correspondent for *The Athenaeum* on the Florence patriotic uprisings (journalism was collected in *Social Aspects of the Italian Revolution* [1861]*). Married Thomas Trollope on 3 April 1848, and began with him the newspaper *The Tuscan Athenaeum* (1847-1848). Their home was a centre of Anglo-Italian literary and political life in Florence. Buried in the Protestant cemetery in Florence. Biographical information: *ODNB*; Alison Chapman, *Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy, 1840-1870*, Oxford University Press, 2015, chs. 3, 6. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Imagine’s Reward: A Legend of the Rhine 1841 The Keepsake Poet 4878
The Doom of Cheynholme 1842 The Keepsake Poet 4888
Marguérite 1843 The Keepsake Poet 4967
The Lady of Ashlynn 1843 The Keepsake Poet 4947
Sonnet. Petrarch to Laura 1844 The Keepsake Translator 4996
Mabel’s Dove 1845 The Keepsake Poet 5169
She is Not Dead, But Sleepeth 1846 The Keepsake Poet 5175
The Lethe-Draught 1847 The Keepsake Poet 5209
Baby Beatrice 1855-04-28 Household Words Poet 1378
A Summer Night’s Dreaming 1858-08-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1563