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Person: SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)

Biographical summary of this person
George R. Sims in 1903

Portrait photo by Ellis and Walery, London

Full name
George Robert SIMS
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
journalist and author of texts used for slide sets
Main period of activity
1880s-1910s
Other internet resources
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
2 September 1847
born at
2 April 1871
23
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/188.53.17
– occupation “Looking Glass Manufacturer's Clerk”
31 March 1901
53
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/116.89.10
– occupation “Journalist and Dramatist”
2 April 1911
63
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/576
– occupation “Dramatic Author and Journalist”
4 September 1922
75
died at
24 October 1922
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1922 p.279
Texts linked to this person
Compilations (9)

George R. Sims, Ballads of Babylon (London: John P. Fuller, 1880)

George R. Sims, The Dagonet and other poems (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1903)

George R. Sims, The Dagonet ballads (London: John P. Fuller, 1879)

George R. Sims, The Dagonet reciter: being readings and recitations in prose and verse selected from his own works by George R. Sims (London: Chatto & Windus, 1888)

George R. Sims, The land of gold and other poems (London: John P. Fuller, 1888)

George R. Sims, The lifeboat and other poems (London: John P. Fuller, 1883)

George R. Sims (ed. Alfred H. Miles), Popular pieces for reading and recitation (n.d.)

George R. Sims, The social kaleidoscope (London: John P. Fuller, 1880)

George R. Sims, Three brass balls (London: John P. Fuller, 1882)


Poems (24)

George R. Sims, ‘Billy's rose’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘A bunch of primroses’ in The lifeboat and other poems (1883)

George R. Sims, ‘A Christmas story’ in The ballads of Babylon (1880)

George R. Sims, ‘Fallen by the way’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘In the harbour’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘In the signal box: a station master's story’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘In the workhouse’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘Kate Maloney’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘The land of gold’ in The land of gold and other poems (1888)

George R. Sims, ‘The level crossing’ in Prepare to shed them now (1968)

George R. Sims, ‘The lifeboat’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘The Lights of London Town’ in The ballads of Babylon (1880)

George R. Sims, ‘The magic wand’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘A man hunt’ in The Dagonet reciter (1888)

George R. Sims, ‘The matron's story’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘Nellie's prayer’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘The old actor's story’ in The land of gold and other poems (1888)

George R. Sims, ‘One winter night’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘Ostler Joe’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, The parson's fight (n.d.)

George R. Sims, ‘The road to Heaven’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘The street tumblers’ in several compilations

George R. Sims, ‘Ticket-o'-leave: a village drama’ in Prepare to shed them now (1968)

George R. Sims, ‘Told to the missionary’ in several compilations


Stories (7)

George R. Sims, ‘A dress suit’ in Three brass balls (1882)

George R. Sims, ‘The fatal sneeze’ in The Dagonet reciter (1888)

George R. Sims, ‘Mrs three-doors-up’ in The Dagonet reciter (1888)

George R. Sims, A musical box (n.d.)

George R. Sims, ‘A muslin frock’ in The social kaleidoscope (1880)

George R. Sims, ‘Old Parson Rayne’ in The Dagonet reciter (1888)

George R. Sims, A suit of black: a temperance story (n.d.)

Slide set references

minor subject of: Billy's rose (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1898)

minor subject of: Billy's rose (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, 1887 - 1888)

minor subject of: A bunch of primroses (recitation: York & Son, 9 slides, 1889)

minor subject of: A Christmas story (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1899)

minor subject of: A dress suit (story: York & Son, 12 slides, 1894)

minor subject of: The fairy wand (recitation: J.H. Steward, 24 slides, in/before 1888)

minor subject of: Fallen by the way (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 22 slides, 1909)

minor subject of: The fatal sneeze (comic: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1893)

minor subject of: In the harbour (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: In the signal box (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1889)

minor subject of: In the signal box (recitation: York & Son, 6 slides, 1886)

minor subject of: In the signal box: new series (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 27 slides, 1899)

minor subject of: In the workhouse (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: Kate Maloney (recitation: York & Son, 6 slides, 1888)

minor subject of: The land of gold (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 16 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: The level crossing (recitation: York & Son, 9 slides, 1887)

minor subject of: The lifeboat (recitation: York & Son, 7 slides, 1886)

minor subject of: The lifeboat (recitation: Newton & Co., 20 slides, in/before 1912)

minor subject of: The lifeboat (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 20 slides, 1899)

minor subject of: The lights of London (recitation: York & Son, 4 slides, 1892)

minor subject of: The magic wand (recitation: York & Son, 9 slides, 1889)

minor subject of: The magic wand (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1889)

minor subject of: A man hunt (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1893)

minor subject of: The matron's story (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: Mrs three-doors-up (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1893)

minor subject of: A musical box (story: York & Son, 12 slides, 1893)

minor subject of: A muslin frock (story: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1899)

minor subject of: Nellie's prayer (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 13 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: Nellie's prayer: new series (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1903)

minor subject of: Nellie's prayer (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1893)

minor subject of: The old actor's story (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 26 slides, 1899)

minor subject of: Old Parson Rayne (story: York & Son, 12 slides, 1892)

minor subject of: One winter night (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1891)

minor subject of: Ostler Joe (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1899)

minor subject of: Ostler Joe (set type unknown: J. Green & Son, 10 slides, in/before 1892)

minor subject of: The parson's fight (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, n.d.)

minor subject of: The road to Heaven (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7-9 slides, 1891)

minor subject of: The road to Heaven (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, in/before 1887)

minor subject of: The road to Heaven (recitation: York & Son, 8 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: The street tumblers (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1890)

minor subject of: A suit of black (story: York & Son, 12 slides, 1893)

minor subject of: Ticket of leave (recitation: York & Son, 11 slides, 1889)

minor subject of: Told to the missionary (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 4 slides, 1889)

References
Robert McMillan, ‘James Bamforth’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 13
Arthur Calder-Marshall (compiler), Prepare to shed them now: the ballads of George R. Sims (London: Hutchinson & Co., 1968)
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