University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

William Allingham papers, 1846-1920

William Allingham (1824-1889) was an Irish poet, the editor of Fraser’s Magazine beginning in 1874, and one of the pioneering figures of publishing during the 19th century. His first volume of poetry, “Poems” which included his most well-known poem “The Fairies,” was published in 1850, followed by many more publications during his lifetime. The William Allingham Digital Collection gathers correspondence, visual materials, and documents. Both Allingham and his wife Helen were associated with the Pre-Raphaelites movement in England, with prominent artists and literary figures of the time such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and John Everett Millais and many more.