Buck, Ruth (F)

b. 1829. d. 1916. Nationality: English.
Poet and children’s writer. Pseudonyms: “Helen Annesly,” “R. B.” Alternative signature: “Mrs Joseph Lamb.” Born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Her father was from Whitby. Married Joseph Lamb. The *Chambers’s Journal* Authors’ Ledger entry for Miss Helen Annesly states: “The above nom de plume being dropped, see Ruth Buck.” The ledger also gives the address as Osborne Street, Grimsby (NLS Dep 341/289). Author of *Pleasant Oaths for Little Feet* (1864). Biographical information: *Whitby Authors and their Publications*, Horne and Son, 1867, p. 224; *At the Circulating Library*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 13
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Maiden Queen 1853-10-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6484
The Wife’s Reply 1855-03-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6291
To Him 1855-06-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6288
The Feast of Ingathering 1856-01-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6306
The Garland of Wild-Flowers 1857-06-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6370
One True Heart is Mine 1857-08-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6400
Gone 1857-11-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6393
The Dark Hour Ere the Dawning 1857-11-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6391
An Old Maid’s Retrospections 1858-04-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6429
Deeds, Not Words 1858-05-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6417
On the Path 1858-07-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6455
Loving Eyes 1858-10-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6448
Hidden Comforters 1859-12-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6527