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Davidson, John

Born:
1857
Died:
1909
Forenames:
John
Surname:
Davidson

English poet. FH says he tried to give the penniless Davidson money but the poet was too proud to accept it; undeterred FH approached Asquith and convinced him to give Davidson a pension of one hundred pounds a year. Despite this small extra help, Davidson killed himself a year later.

Sources:
LL