Biography and History

John Watson Dalby and George James De Wilde were both poets and literary men, as well as friends of Leigh Hunt, whom their letters frequently concern.

Source: From the finding aid for C0214

  • John Watson Dalby and George James De Wilde Collection. 1826-1877 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0214

    The John Watson Dalby and George James De Wilde Collection consists of correspondence between John Watson Dalby (b. 1799) and George James De Wilde (1804-1871) covering the years 1826-1871. Both were poets and literary men, as well as friends of Leigh Hunt, whom their letters frequently concern. Dalby's letters often include verses of his poetry, excerpts of Leigh Hunt's works, and discussions on other contemporary authors. Dalby's published work includes Poems (London, 1822) and Tales, Songs, and Sonnets (London, 1866).