Rutter, Richard Ball (M)

Surname: Rutter
Forename(s): Richard Ball
b. 1826. d. 1898. Nationality: English.
Poet and Quaker minister. Pseudonym: “R. R.” Author information from the Chambers’s Journal ledger entry for “The Passage of the Red Sea,” published on 3 September 1859, which lists the poet as R. B. Rutter Esq., of 3 Garden Terrace, Newcastle, with the payment given as 10s 6d (NLS 341/310). Born in Bristol, and moved with his family Newcastle at age 19 to work in a bank. Emigrated to Australia in 1854, returning in 1856 to live again in Newcastle and work in a bank. Married Anna Maria Clapham in 1863. Became a Quaker minister in 1871, returning about nine years later to Bristol. Biographical information: John William Steel, A Historical Sketch of the Society of Friends in Newcastle and Gateshead, Headley Brothers, 1899, pp. 201-4. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Passage of the Red Sea 1859-09-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6532
The Prayer of the Poor for the Poor 1859-11-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6531
The Vision of David 1859-12-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6540
The Old Year and the New 1860-01-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6561
The Gone-Before 1860-07-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6739
New-Year’s Day 1860-12-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6775
The Deserted 1861-10-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6612
Light out of Darkness 1863-03-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6691