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Alaric Alfred Watts

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Clerk in Inland Revenue Office; son of Alaric Alexander Watts. In his preface to Lyrics of the Heart, Alaric Alexander Watts stated that in 1844 Sir Robert Peel, in recollection of Watts's early poems which Peel so much admired, placed at Watts's disposal a Treasury appointment for his son. Alaric Alfred Watts held the clerkship from that year (British Imperial Calendar, 1844). In 1859 married Anna Mary Howitt; like his wife was for a time a believer in spiritualism. Author of a life of his father, 1884; co-author, with his wife, of Aurora, 1875, a volume of verse, published anonymously.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971.

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