Collins, Mortimer (M)

b. 29 June 1827. d. 7 July 1876. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, editor, and journalist. Taught mathematics at Queen Elizabeth College, Guernsey, from 1849-1856. Started the *Channel Islands Magazine* in 1853, but only published three issues before folding. Started writing for the *Leamington Mercury* in 1856, before moving to the *Plymouth Mail* in 1859, and eventually editing the *Nottingham Guardian* in 1861. Appointed joint editor of the *London Globe* in 1866, and regularly contributed to other journals, including *Punch* and the *British Quarterly*. Poetry volumes include *Idyls and Rhymes* (1855) and *The Inn of Strange Meetings and Other Poems* (1871). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Perfect Weather 1871-12 The Dark Blue Poet 624
III. May 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10226
IV. A Dinner to Remember 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10227
VII. School-Girl Rebels 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10230
I. The Dairy-Maid 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10224
V. Love 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10228
II. Dawn 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10225
VI. By the Well 1874-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10229