Biography and History

Theodore Watts-Dunton was an English critic and poet. He is best remembered as the friend and caregiver of poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, whom he rescued from alcoholism. Later, he became a good friend of pre-Raphaelite poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Watts-Dunton contributed regularly to the Examiner and to the Athenaeum from 1875 until 1898, being for more than twenty years the principal critic of poetry in the latter journal. He wrote widely for other publications and contributed several articles to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Source: From the finding aid for C1266