Tomkins, Mary Jane (Plarr) (F)

Surname: Tomkins (Plarr)
Forename(s): Mary Jane
b. 1822. d. March 1905. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet. Alternative signature: M. I. Plarr. Pseudonyms: MIT, M. I. P. Daughter of John Newton Tomkins, surgeon and vaccine specialist. Married Dr. Gustavus Plarr, with whom she lived on the Continent, and then in Scotland, and afterwards in London and Kent. Mother of Victor Gustave Plarr. For the identification of Mrs. Plarr with M. I. T., see Mrs. Henry Wood. In Memoriam, The Argosy, June 1887, p. 424. Biographical information: Lohrli 449; DJO; Ancestry (22 February 2024). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 11
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Twin Genii 1850-07-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6081
The Mother’s Test 1851-03-22 Household Words Poet 1175
Winter Violets 1851-08-09 Household Words Poet 1205
Alice’s Posies 1852-09-25 Household Words Poet 1262
The Two Statues 1853-02-19 Household Words Poet 1275
Old London Bridge 1853-10-29 Household Words Poet 1313
At Thy Peril 1854-04-29 Household Words Poet 1338
Before Sebastopol 1855-02-24 Household Words Poet 1369
“There are twin Genii, who, strong and mighty” 1877-08 The Argosy Poet 16415
Rest 1879-06 The Argosy Poet 16456
God’s Temple 1879-08 The Argosy Poet 16460