1846 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine NS 25 (January 1846) 662.



Jan. 12. In Woburn-place, aged 49, Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson, a well-known and highly popular writer. Mrs. Wilson was the authoress of several very clever poems. In 1837 she gained the prize offered by the Melodists' Club for the words of a song, although there were upwards of two hundred candidates. She also was awarded the prize for a poem on the Princess Victoria (now our most gracious Queen), at the Cardiff Bardic Festival, in 1834: and she wrote the words in the third volume of Mr. Parry's Welsh Melodies. She has left a family and a numerous circle of friends to lament her loss.