Smith, Albert Richard (M)

b. 24 May 1816. d. 23 May 1860. Nationality: English.
Poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, public lecturer, mountaineer, and surgeon. Born in Chertsey, Surrey. Graduated as a surgeon from Middlesex Hospital in 1838. Set up a practice in London before turning to his literary interests. Contributed to *Punch* and *Bentley’s Miscellany*. Became the drama critic of the *Illustrated London News*. Co-editor of *The Man in the Moon* (1847-1849). Gave lectures about his travels in Europe, Constantinople, Egypt, and China. Married Mary Lucy Keeley on 1 August 1859. Biographical information: *The Curran Index*, *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
After the Ball. A Buffo Lyric 1848 The Keepsake Poet 5484
A Legendary Charade 1849 The Keepsake Poet 5782
The Woeful Ballad of Queen Elgiva. After the Old Fashion 1851 The Keepsake Poet 5582