Olivia Shakespear and W. B. Yeats

  • John Harwood
Part of the Yeats Annual book series (YA)


Olivia Shakespear was born on 17 March 1863, at Southlands, Chale, on the Isle of Wight. Her father, Major-General Henry Tod Tucker, C.B. (1808–1896), was commissioned into the Bengal Infantry in 1824 and served on Headquarters staff in both Sikh Wars. In 1856 he retired with the rank of Colonel, owing to ill-health, and was subsequently given the honorary rank of Major-General.1 He married Harriet Maria Johnson, second daughter of Sir Henry Allen Johnson, at St. James’s, Piccadilly in May 1857. Harriet Maria Johnson was the sister of Captain William Victor Johnson, Lionel Johnson’s father.2


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  1. 2.
    Ian Fletcher, The Complete Poems of Lionel Johnson (New York: Garland, 1982) pp. xxi-xxii.Google Scholar
  2. 39.
    Grace M. Jaffe, Years of Grace (Sunspot, New Mexico: Iroquois House, 1979), p. 4.Google Scholar

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