Hawcroft, Joseph Mowbray (M)

b. 1 January 1845. d. 7 May 1881. Nationality: English.
Poet and essayist. Alternative signature: “J. M. Hawcroft.” Pseudonym: “J. M. H.” Also known as “Dalton Mowbray.” Born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Apprenticed in several warehouses in Manchester. In 1875 he became employed at the publishing house Abel Heywood and Son. Staff member at the *Sphinx* and the *Shadow*. Contributed to *Cassell’s Magazine*, *Shilling Magazine*, the *St. James Magazine*, and the *Social Reformer*, among many other periodicals. Travelled around England and France. Founder of the Manchester Crichton Club. Biographical information: *Curran Index*; William E. A. Axon, *Cheshire Gleanings*, Tubbs, Brook, and Chrystal, 1884, pp. 197-209. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
One Hour 1864-09-03 Once a Week Poet 690
In the Beck 1864-10-29 Once a Week Poet 703
At the Gate. (A Sequel to “One Hour”) 1866-05-19 Once a Week Poet 13438
The Mill-Stream 1867-02-23 Once a Week Poet 12119