Index of Prominent ("Canonical") Contributors
to British Literary Annuals
(other than the FMN)

Some of the more prominent ("canonical") authors also published in literary annuals.  However, because they did not publish their works in the Forget Me Not (1823-1830), they are not included in the Index of FMN Contributors. Here, I have provided a survey of Romantic and Victorian authors who regularly published in the literary annuals and, for convenience, have included authors who are indexed with the FMN Contributors.

I acknowledge the problematic use of "canonical," primary, popular, prominent, etc. in restricting this list.  However, for lack of a better word, "canonical" refers to authors regularly studied in Introduction to Romanticism courses.  In addition, the below authors have been added as I have glanced through the Boyle Index.  If an author is missing from this list, please email (kharris@email.sjsu.edu) me, and I will endeavor to add that author to this list.

This index was compiled from Andrew Boyle's An Index to the Annuals 1820-1850 and Frederick Faxon's Literary Annuals and Gift Books: A Bibliography 1823-1903. Please note that the biographical data has been quoted from Boyle and is most likely not appreciative of the vast biographical data available. 

My corrections/additions to either bibliography/index are in brackets.

 

Authors at a Glance
(click names for full entries)

 
BAILLIE, JOANNA. (1762-1851). Scottish dramatist and poetess, friend of Sir Walter Scott.

Literary Souvenir [1825-35]
To Mrs. Siddons, 1830, 361 (Reprint). (Boyle 15).
 
BARBAULD, MRS. née Aiken. (1743-1825). Miscellaneous writer.

Amulet [1826-36]
Words: an engima, 1828, 90
Lines to Mr. W. . . ., 1828, 321
Bouts Rimés in Praise of Old Mains, 1828, 357.

Juvenile Forget Me Not [1828-32]
The Misses (addressed to a careless girl), 1830, 1. (Boyle 17).
 
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. (1806-1861). Poetess; wife of Robert Browning. Author of "Aurora Leigh."

Keepsake [1828-61]
My Kate, 1855, 16
Amy's Cruelty, 1857, 75.

Finden's Tableaux [1837-1844]
India: a Romance of the Ganges, 1838, 29
The Romaunt of the Page, 1839, 1
The Dream, 1840, 1
Legend of the Brown Rosarie, 1840, 15. (Boyle 42).
 

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BROWNING, ROBERT. (1812-1889). Poet. Author of "The Ring and the Book."

Keepsake [1828-61]
Ben Karshook's Wisdom, 1856, 16
May and Death, 1857, 164. (Boyle 42).
 
BULWER, EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON (afterwards Baron Lytton). (1803-1873). Novelist. Author of "Pelham."

Friendship's Offering
[1824-44]
The Poet's Dreeam, 1832, 73.

Literary Souvenir [1825-35]
Too Handsome for Anything, 1829, 45
A Manuscript found in a Madhouse, 1829, 56.

Amulet [1826-36]
Arasmanes; or, the Seeker, 1834, 11.

Keepsake. [1828-61]
Ode, The Last Separation, 1841, 58
Jealousy, 1842, 221
The Lawyer who cost his Client nothing, 1848, 1
The First Violets, 1849, 17
The Confirmed Valetudinarian, 1851, 153
The Modern Wooer, 1855, 116.

[Heath’s] Book of Beauty [1833-1847;
continued as “Book of Beauty,” 1848]  
The Choice of Phylias, 1834, 1
Chairolas, 1836, 3
Juliet's Tomb in Verona, 1837, 32
The Three Sisters, trans from the Phoencian, 1838, 4
Ode to a Leafless Tree in June, 1839, 14
The Wife to the Wooer, 1840, 11
First and Last: an Ode, 1841, 235
An Episode in Life, 1843, 3
Content and Desire, 1844, 146
Youth's Dirge, 1845, 249.

Drawing-Room Scrapbook. [a.k.a. “Fisher’s Drawing Room Scrap-book,” 1832-54]
The Hon. Mrs. Norton, 1847, 83. (Boyle 43).

 
BYRON, LORD contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see his contributions to the annuals.
 
CLARE, JOHN contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see his contributions to the annuals.

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COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR. (1772-1834). Poet. Author of "Ancient Mariner" and "Christabel."

Friendship's Offering [1824-44]
My Baptismal Birthday, 1834, 163
Fragments from the wreck of Memory:
  1. Hymn to the Earth, 1834, 165
  2. English Hexameters written in 1799, 1834, 167
  3. The Homeric Hexameter, 1834, 168
  4. The Ovidian Elegiac, 1834, 168
  5. A versified reflection, 1834, 168
Love's Apparition and Evanishment, 1834, 355
Lightheartedness in Rhyme, 1834, 356.

Literary Souvenir [1825-35]
The Exchange, 1826, 408
Lines suggested by the last words of Berengarius, Ob anno Dom, 1088, 1827, 17
Youth and Age, 1828, 1
What is Life? 1829, 346.

Amulet [1826-36]
New Thoughts on Old Subjects, 1828, 37
Fragments of a Journey over the Brocken, 1829, 130
Three Scraps:
  1. Love's Burial-place, 1833, 31
  2. The Butterfly, 1833, 32
  3. A Thought suggested, 1833, 32.

Bijou [1828-30]
The Wanderings of Cain: a Fragment, 1828, 17; Cameo, 150
Work without Hope, 1828, 28; Cameo, 6
Youth and Age, verse, 1828, 144
A Day Dream, 1828, 146; Cameo, 9
The Two Founts, 1828, 202
Christabel, 1829, 285.

Keepsake [1828-61]
Epigrams, 1829, 122
To a Critic, 1829, 261
Epigrams, 1829, 277
The Garden of Boccaccio, 1829, 282
Epigram, 1829, 311
Epigram, 1829, 360
Song, 1830, 264
The Poet's Answer, 1830, 279. (Boyle 63-4).
 

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DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). Novelist. Author of "The Pickwick Papers," and "David Copperfield."

Keepsake [1828-61]
A Word in Season, 1844, 73
To be read at Dusk, 1852, 117. (Boyle 81).
 
DISRAELI, BENJAMIN. (First Earl of Beaconsfield), (1804-1881). Statesman and novelist. Author of "Contarini Fleming," "Coningsby," "Vivian Grey."

Amulet [1826-36]
A Pilgimage to the Holy Sepulchre, 1833, 61.

Keepsake [1828-61]
Fantasia, 1845, 163
Shoubra, 1846, 30.

[Heath’s] Book of Beauty. [1833-1847;
continued as “Book of Beauty,” 1848]  
The Carrier Pigeon, 1835, 128
The Consul's Daughter, 1836, 74
To a Maiden sleeping after her First Ball, 1837, 186
Calantha, 1837, 252
A Syrian Sketch, 1838, 249
Portrait of Lady Mahon, 1839, 16
Portrait of Viscountess Powerscourt, 1839, 93
The Valley of Thebes, 1840, 3
Munich, 1841, 13
Eden and Lebanon, 1842, 220
The Midland Ocean, 1843, 89. (Boyle 81-2).
 
EDGEWORTH, MARIA (1767-1849). Irish novelist. Author of "Castle of Rackrent."

Friendship's Offering [1824-44]
The Mental Thermometer, 1825, 185.

Amulet [1826-36]
On French Oaths, 1827, 297.

Janus [1826]
Thoughts on Bores, 1825, 58 (contributed anonymously).

Christmas Box [1828-29]
Garry Owen; or, The Snow Woman, 1829, 33. (Boyle 86).
 
HAZLITT, WILLIAM (1778-1830). Essayist. His Remains were issued this year, 1836, which may account for the appearance of the following, six years after his death.

Amulet [1826-36]
The Spirit of Philosophy, 1836, 234.
 
HEMANS, FELICIA contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see her contributions to the annuals.
 
HOGG, JAMES, "The Ettrick Shepherd," contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see his contributions to the annuals.
 
HUNT, LEIGH (1784-1859). Essayist and poet.

Amulet [1826-36]
Abon Ben Adhem and the Angel, 1834, 176.

Keepsake [1828-61]
Dreams on the Borderland of Poetry, 1828, 234. [Contributed anonymously]

Finden's Tableaux [1837-1844]
Albania, the Love-Letter, 1837, 7. (Boyle 147)

 
JEWSBURY, MARIA JANE. ["M.J.J."] contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see her contributions to the annuals.
 

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LAMB, CHARLES. (1775-1834). Essayist. Author of "Essays of Elia."

Bijou [1828-30]
Verses for an Album, 1828, 24; Cameo, 137.

Gem [1829-32]
On an Infant Dying as soon as Born, 1829, 17
A Widow, 1829, 25.1


Christmas Box [1828-29]
Verses written in the first leaf of Lucy Barton's Album, 1828, 15. [Contributed anonymously] (Boyle 161).
 
LANDON, LETITIA ELIZABETH contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see her contributions to the annuals.
 
LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE (1775-1864). Poet and essayist. Author of "Imaginary Conversations."

Keepsake [1828-61]
Lines on Torquay, 1841, 128
A Stiolion, 1842, 216
A Story of Santander, 1843, 154
Lines, 1844, 185
Sent with Flowers, 1845, 15
Lines, 1846, 29
Dream of Youth and Beauty, 1847, 247
Risposta al "Mi Vien da ridere di Gabuzzi," 1847, 269
On leaving my Villa, 1848, 259
Beatrice Cenci and Pope Clement VIII, 1852, 2
To Mdlle. Luigina de Sodre, 1853, 124.

[Heath’s] Book of Beauty. [1833-1847;
continued as “Book of Beauty,” 1848]  
Imaginary Conversation
    Rhadamistus and Zenobia, 1834, 129
    Philip II and Dona Juana Coelho, 1834, 196
    Steele and Addison, 1835, 150
    Galileo, Milton and a Dominican, 1840, 45
    "Vittoria Colonna and Michel Angiolo Buonarotti, 1843, 177
    Aesop and Rhodope, 1844, 154
    Second Conversation, 1845, 2
Parable of Asabel, 1836, 261
Imaginary Conversation, 1837, 95
Farewell to Italy, 1837, 259
The Dream of Petrarca, 1838, 254
Two Dramatic Scenes, "Anne Boleyn," 1839, 182
To Miss Rose Paynter on seeing her sit for a Portrait, 1840, 229
Lines, 1841, 102
To Zoe, 1842, 279
To Lady Charles Beauclerk on her Marriage, 1844, 233
A Vision, 1844, 239
Veglia di Partenza, 1847, 250. (Boyle 166-7).

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MITFORD, MARY RUSSELL contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see her contributions to the annuals.
 
POLWHELE, REV. RICHARD contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see his contributions to the annuals.
 
REYNOLDS, FREDERIC MANSEL (d. 1850). Editor of the Keepsake. Author of "Miserrimus."

Keepsake [1828-61]
To -------, 1829, 49
On Two Sisters, 1829, 51
To -------, 1829, 79
Invitation, to a Beautiful but very small Young Lady, 1829, 100
An Anticipation for a Certain Coquette, 1829, 119
To a Spinster, 1829, 142
The Thief Detected, 1829, 185
Reasons for Absence, 1829, 194
Test of Love, 1829, 219
An Incident, 1829, 221
Impromptu, 1829, 239
To -------, 1829, 264
Moral Song, 1831, 213
The Bourbons 1830, 1835, 276
The Well of Beauty, 1835, 291
A Mother's Love, 1837, 250
Stanzas, 1842, 278
The Divorce, 1843, 236
The Impatient Man and his Deaf Family, 1846, 103.

[Heath’s] Book of Beauty. [1833-1847;
continued as “Book of Beauty,” 1848]  
Stanzas, 1834, 202
Inscription in an Annual, 1837, 260
A Character, 1838, 278
The Convict, 1839, 92
Love's Waywardness, 1841, 237
Berengaria, Consort of Richard I, 1848, 89
Philippa of Hainault, 1848, 205
Catharine, Consort of Henry V, 1849, 62
Elizabeth, 1849, 254. (Boyle 239).
 

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RUSKIN, JOHN, R., J. R., J. of Christ Church, Oxon; ρ; κ.Φ; Mονοτοπος (1819-1900). Reformer and writer on Art. Author of "Modern Painters," "Stones of Venice," etc.

Friendship's Offering [1824-44]
Salzburg, 1835, 37
Fragments, 1835, 317
The Months, 1836, 290
The Last Smile, 1837, 102
Leoni: a Legend of Italy, 1837, 217
The Scythian Grave, 1838, 116
Remembrance, 1838, 119
Christ Church, Oxford, 1838, 287
A Scythian Banquet Song, 1839, 25
Aristodemus at Platea, 1839, 140
The Scythian Guest, 1840, 52
The Broken Chain, 1840, 137
To ***, 1840, 244
The Tears of Psammenitus, 1841, 37
The Two Paths, 1841, 73
The Old Water-wheel, 1841, 107
Farewell, 1841, 168
The Departed Light, 1841, 217
Agonia, 1841, 288
The Broken Chain, 1841, 311
The Last Song of Arion, 1842, 48
The Hills of Carrara, 1842, 178
The Broken Chain, 1842, 359
The Broken Chain, 1843, 61
The Battle of Montenotte, 1844, 59
A Walk in Chamouni, 1844, 141.

Keepsake [1828-61]
The Old Seaman, 1845, 63
The Alps seen from Marengo, 1845, 270
Mont Blanc, 1846, 35
The Arve at Cluse, 1846, 234.

[Heath’s] Book of Beauty. [1833-1847;
continued as “Book of Beauty,” 1848]  
La Madonna dell' Acqua, 1845, 18
Written among the Basse Alps, 1846, 109
The Glacier, 1846, 110. (Boyle 248-9).
 

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SCOTT, SIR WALTER contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see his contributions to the annuals.
 
SHELLEY, MARY contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see her contributions to the annuals.
SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. (1792-1822). Poet.

Pledge of Friendship. [1826-28]
Death and Sleep, 1827, 282.

Keepsake [1828-61]
On Love, 1829, 47
Fragments:
  1. Summer and Winter, 1829, 160
  2. The Tower of Famine, 1829, 161
  3. The Aziola, 1829, 162. (Boyle 261).
 
SOUTHEY, ROBERT. (1774-1843). Poet Laureate. Wrote "Life of Nelson."

Friendship's Offering [1824-44]
From the Italian, 1826, 144
Inscription for a tablet on the Caledonia Canel, 1826, 167
Inscription for a Monument at Arroyo, in Molina, 1827, 147
Funeral Song, for the Princess Charlotte of Wales, 1828, 1
Ode on the death of Queen Charlotte, 1829, 106.

Literary Souvenir [1825-35]
Fidelity, 1825, 81
Mary Queen of Scots and Chatelar, 1825, 102
Ibid., 1826, 116
To ---, 1825, 372
Lines to the Memory of a Young Officer, 1826, 341
A Soldier's Epitaph, 1827, 89
Epitaph, 1828, 77.

Amulet [1826-36]
Lines written upon the Death of the Princess Charlotte, 1829, 91.

Bijou [1828-30]
Scotland; an Ode, 1828, 81.

Keepsake [1828-61]
Lucy and her Bird, 1829, 157
Stanzas, 1829, 238.

Anniversary [1829-1830]
Epistle to Allan Cunningham, 1829, 9
Inscriptions for the Caledonian Canal, 1829, 194
At Fort Augustus, 1829, 195
At Banavie, 1829, 197. (Boyle 270).
 
STRICKLAND, SUSANNAH. [Mrs. Moodie in Boyle] contributed to the FMN and is listed in the "FMN Contributors." Click here to see her contributions to the annuals.

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TENNYSON, LORD ALFRED. (First Baron), (1809-1892). Poet Laureate. Author of "In Memoriam."

Friendship's Offering [1824-44]
Sonnet, 1832, 367
Sonnet, 1833, 29. (This sonnet first appeared in Englishman's Magazine, August 1831).

Keepsake [1828-61]
St. Agnes, 1837, 247
Stanzas, 1851, 22
Stanzas, 1851, 122.

Gem [1829-32]
No More, 1831, 87
Anacreontics, 1831, 131
A Fragment, 1831, 242. (Boyle 287).
 

WATTS, ALARIC ALEXANDER. (1797-1864). "A.A.W." Editor and writer on art. Edited Literary Souvenir [and Poetical Album]. Did much for the improvement of art reproduction. To read excerpts from his biography written by his son, click here.

Literary Souvenir [1825-35]
The Death of the First-Born, 1825, 74
Kirkstall Abbey Revisited, 1825, 155
A Woman's Farewell, 1825, 204
The Sleeping Cupid, 1825, 392
Richmond Hill, 1826, 39
Love's Wealth, 1826, 48
My Own Fireside, 1826, 75
The Bachelor's Dilemma, 1826, 88
The Poet's Den, 1826, 153
The May Flowers of Life, 1826, 201
The Return, 1826, 241
The First Kiss, 1826, 280
The Death of Pompey the Great, 1826, 314
A Remonstrance, 1826, 382
The Grey Hair, 1827, 62
A Girl in a Florentine Costume, 1827, 109
To my Child Sleeping, 1827, 257
For ever Thine, 1828, 85
Stanzas, On Seeing Flags, 1828, 110
On Burning a Packet of Letters, 1829, 37
Invocation to the echo of a Sea-Shell, 1829, 120
King Pedro's Revenge, 1829, 159
Ditto, 1829, 166
The Youngling of the Flock, 1829, 199
Meet me at Sunset, 1829, 313
The Anniversary, 1830, 60
To Caroline Bowles, 1830, 120
A Remonstrance, 1830, 199
We Met when Life and Hope were new, 1830, 265
A Sketch from Real Life, 1830, 307
To a Child Blowing Bubbles, 1831, 31
The Martyrs of Royallieu, 1831, 249
The Review of the Victims, 1832, 37
The Conversazione, 1832, 222
Sketches of Modern Poets:
  1.  Wordsworth, 1832, 289
  2.  Campbell, 1832, 291
  3.  Coleridge, 1832, 293
  4.  Charles Lamb, 1832, 294
A Lyric of the Heart, 1833, 21
The Sister of Charity, 1834, 63
The Painter's Dream, 1835, 1
The Nine Sisters, 1835, 48
The Sisters, 1835, 97
Gertrude, 1835, 119
The Exile's Return, 1835, 154
The Lament of Boabdil el Chico, 1836, 37
Love and Spring, 1836, 123
*Notices on the Works of: (all pub. anonymously)
   Henry Howard, R.A., 1835, 20
   Thomas Stothard, R.A., 1835, 26
   Richard Westall, R.A., 1836, 61
   George Barret, 1835, 113
   E.V. Rippingille, 1835, 171
   G.P. Lewis, 1835, 220
   Thomas Uwins, A.R.A., 1836, 23
   Williams Collins, R.A. 1836, 43
   Sir William Beechy, R.A. 1836, 97
   On the Picture of Lady Pamela Fitzgerald, 1836, 155
   Penry Williams, 1836, 208
   Robert Edmonstone, 1836, 193
   Leopold Robert, 1837, 147.

Pledge of Friendship [1826-28]
The First-Born, 1827, 238.

Keepsake [1828-61]
The Silent Toast, 1846, 42
I Love Thee!, 1853, 87.

Iris [1830-31]
Sonnet, Written in the Burial-group of Bolton Abbey, 1830, 221
On the Death of a Young Lady, 1830, 326.

[Heath’s] Book of Beauty. [1833-1847;
continued as “Book of Beauty,” 1848]  
The Anniversary, 1846, 101.

New Year's Gift [1829-36]
To a Dear Little Boy after an Interval of Absence, 1829, 120. (Boyle 301-302).

 

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WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. (1770-1850). Poet Laureate. Author of "Lyrical Ballads."

Literary Souvenir [1825-35]
Sonnet on Sir Walter Scott's quitting Abbotsford for Naples, 1833, 1.

Pledge of Friendship [1826-28]
Thoughts, 1827, 96.

Keepsake [1828-61]
The Country Girl, 1829, 50
The Triad, 1829, 72
The Wishing Gate, 1829, 108
Sonnet, 1829, 156
Sonnet, 1829, 183.

Winter's Wreath [1828-32]
T
o the Skylark, 1828, 27
Memory, 1828, 206. (Boyle 312-13).
 

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NOTES

1. Note in Boyle: This, although signed with Lamb's name, was written by Hood, [editor of The Gem] who had omitted Lamb's contribution "The Gipsy's Malison," "as it would shock all mothers."
     KDH Note: Lamb was perplexed by Hood's decision and wrote to B.W. Procter (a frequent correspondent and friend) asking him to review the poem. (Click here to see January 29, 1829 letter, text of poem, "The Gypsy's Malison" and Hood's replacement prose piece, "A Widow." )   [Return to Lamb]

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