Dickson, Antonia (F)

d. 29 August 1903. Nationality: English.
Composer, concert pianist, lecturer, poet, and translator. Born c. 1854. Alternative signature: “Antonia Kennedy-Laurie Dickson.” First woman to pass the music examination at Trinity College London. Moved to the United States with her family in 1879. With her brother, William Kennedy Dickinson, she wrote what was probably the first study of cinema, *History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope, and Kinetophonograph* (1895). The *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for her translation, published on 22 May 1875, gives her address as Chateau de Verderie, St. Servan, France (NLS Dep 341/368; 341/293); for her translation published on 15 April 1882, 365 Washington St, Petersburg, Virginia (NLS Dep 341/369); and for her translation published on 14 January 1899, Hotel Cecil, London, W. (NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonia_Dickson> (1 January 2020).(AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Maiden Sleeps. Translated from the German 1875-05-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 7060
The Grave’s Voices 1875-05-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 7063
He Giveth His Beloved Sleep 1875-06-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7010
A Mother’s Prayers. From the German 1875-07-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 7073
Easter Greeting. From the German of Karl Von Gerok 1882-04-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 7497
An Indian Lullaby 1899-01-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12549
After Many Days 1901-04-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12499