Crosland, Thomas William Hodgson

Crosland, Thomas William Hodgson (1865 - 1924)


Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was born in Leeds on July 21, 1865. He was among the most acerbic men of letters and journalists of his lifetime. An anti-Scottish Tory and Monarchist, a Methodist, Crosland earned his living as a Fleet Street reviewer, critic, and editor for journals like The Outlook, The Academy, and the Penny Illustrated Paper. A close friend of Lord Alfred Douglas, Crosland was notorious for his bitter attack on the Oscar Wilde who wrote De Profundis. His poems, in volumes such as Sonnets (1912), War Poems by X (1916), and Collected Poems (1917), reveal sympathy for the downtrodden, the English soldier, and the sick. A sufferer from diabetes and heart ailments for much of his middle age, he died on December 23, 1924, and was buried in the Finchley and St Mary-le-Bone Cemetery, London. He was survived by his wife Annie Moore and one son, John.

  • Brown, W. Sorley. The Life and Genius of T. W. H. Crosland. London: Cecil Palmer, 1928. PR 4518 C686Z6 1928 Robarts Library
  • Crosland, T. W. H. The Absent-minded Mule, and other Occasional Verses. London: the Sign of the Unicorn, 1899. end C768 A28 1899 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. The Collected Poems of T.W.H. Crosland. London: M. Secker, 1917. PR 4518 .C686A17 Robarts Library
  • --. The Finer Spirit, and other Poems. London: the Sign of the Unicorn, 1900. end C768 F557 1900
  • --. Last Poems. London: Fortune Press, 1928. end C768 A155 1928 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. Outlook Odes. London: the Sign of the Unicorn, 1902. end C768 O88 1902 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. Sonnets. London: J. Richmond, 1912. end C768 A155 1912 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. War Poems, by "X". London: M. Secker [1916]. PR 4518 .C686W3 1916 Robarts Library
Given Name
Thomas William Hodgson
Family Name
Birth Date
July 21, 1865
Death Date
December 23, 1924
  • Journalist

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First RPO Edition