1873 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Kennedy

Robert Shelton Mackenzie, 1873; James Grant Wilson, Poetry of Scotland (1877) 2:213.



I frequently met William Kennedy in London about 1847. At that time he was British consul at Galveston, the great commercial capital of Texas, and was home on leave of absence. I have always understood that he was a Paisley man.... He was a tall, slight, gentlemanly Person, of about forty five or fifty years old when I knew him. His hair was of a golden colour, manners very gentle, not much of a talker, and very temperate as to drink, with an unusually small appetite.... I think he died about 1850, but I cannot find any record of it among my papers.