Campbell, Wilfred W. (M)

b. 1860. d. 1 January 1918.
Poet, novelist, Church of England clergyman, and civil servant. Alternative signature: “W. W. Campbell.” Born c. 15 June 1860 in Newmarket, Upper Canada. Educated at the University of Toronto, Protestant Episcopal Divinity School (Wycliffe College), and Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Married Mary Louisa DeBelle (Dibble) on 6 October 1883. Ordained a priest in 1886. Appointed as a rector in several parishes in New Brunswick (1885-1890). Moved to Ottawa in 1891. Worked as a civil servant in several departments of government. Contributed to *Harper’s New Monthly Magazine**, the *Week*, the *Globe*, and the *Ottawa Evening Journal *. Member of the Royal Society of Canada. Friends with John Campbell, the 9th Duke of Argyll. Author of *The Collected Poems of Wilfred Campbell* (1905). *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for Campbell’s “Her Look,” published on 20 November 1897, lists his address as Privy Council Office, Ottawa, Canada (NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: *DCB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Her Look 1897-11-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12690