1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Lester Richardson

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:145-46.



DAVID LESTER RICHARDSON (son of colonel Richardson). b. 1800; went to India 1819 as a cadet in Bengal army; ensign 2 Bengal N.I. 13 Nov. 1819; lieut. 56 Bengal N.I. 11 July 1823, capt. 29 Oct. 1832, invalided 19 Feb. 1833; served in the education department at Calcutta under Macaulay: returned to England 1827 and founded the London weekly review, No. 1 June 1827, last issue dated 25 April 1829, it then became the Court Journal; returned to Calcutta 1829; edited The Bengal Annual 1830-6; The Bengal Monthly magazine, 5 vols. 1834-6, and The Calcutta Literary gazette 1834-49; principal of the Hindoo metropolitan college at Calcutta 1835; returned to England 1861; proprietor and editor of The Court circular 1856 to his death, and editor of Allen's Indian mail 1862 to death; author of Miscellaneous poems, Calcutta 1822; Sonnets and other poems 1825; Literary leaves 1836, 2 ed. 2 vols. 1840; The Anglo Indian passage 1845, 2 ed. 1849; Literary recreations 1851; Flowers and flower gardens, Calcutta 1855. d. 1 Lambourne road, Clapham, Surrey 17 Nov. 1865. G.M. Jany. 1866 p. 146; Allen's Indian Mail (1865) 864; Calcutta Review Sept 1851 pp. 289-320, and Index volume 1873 pp. 158-9; Men of the time (1865) 693.