Trevelyan, George Otto, Second Baronet (M)

Surname: Trevelyan
Forename(s): George Otto
b. 20 July 1838. d. 17 August 1928. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Politician, civil servant, biographer, and poet. Alternative signature “G. O. Trevelyan.” Born at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire. Only son of Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, first baronet. Succeded his father in the baronetcy in 1886. Attended Harrow School in 1851, and won a number of prizes for his poetry. Educated in classics at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1857. Wrote satiric verse while at Cambridge, including Horace at the University of Athens (1861). Spent several years as a civil servant in India. Held a number of positions in William Gladstone’s government, including Chief Secretary of Ireland, Secretary for Scotland, and Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. Married Caroline Phillips on 29 September 1869. Published poems and prose in Macmillan’s, including the satirical verse drama Ladies in Parliament (1867). Poems collected in Interludes in Verse and Prose (1905). Biographical information: ODNB. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Cambridge University Boat of 1860 1860-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13910
Ode to Calcutta 1863-12 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 15055
The Ladies in Parliament. A fragment After the Manner of an Old Athenian Comedy 1866-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14333