I was 16 when I was given a biscuit tin full of letters and notebooks and memorabilia.

This book of EARLY POEMS was written by my ancestor, Thomas E Pinder in the 1870s. He wrote regularly for the ‘Penny Dreadful’ magazine of the time. These are his early poems. I will share more of his work and the wonderful letters written to his betrothed, Janet Gill.

Epistle to an American Author

Written by Thomas Pinder December 11th 1875

Poem written by T Pinder in 1875
Page 1
pages 2 & 3
Page 4 & 5
Pages 6 & 7
Page 8

Sea Song

Written by Thomas Pinder in 1872

Sea Song – page 1
Sea Song – page 2

Geier-Wally

Written by Thomas Pinder on December 31st 1875

Geier-Wally – page 1
Geier-Wally – pages 2 & 3
Geier-Wally – Pages 4 & 5

A Lyric of Love

Thomas Pinder January 7th 1876

A Lyric of Love – pages 1 & 2

The Shadow on the Path

Thomas Pinder February 5th 1876

The Shadow on the Path – pages 1 & 2
The Shadow on the Path – page 3

The Amarnth

Thomas Pinder, February 16th 1876

The Amaranth – page 1
The Amarnth – page 2

The Bluebell

Tom Pinder, February 18th 1876

The Bluebell – page 1
The Bluebell – page 2

The Crocus

Tom Pinder, February 21st 1876

The Crocus – page 1
The Crocus – page 2

The Daisy

Thomas Pinder, February 26th 1876

The Daisy – page 1
The Daisy – page 2

Little Hands

Thoma Pinder, March 3rd 1876

Little Hands – page 1
Little Hands – page 2

The Balcony

Thomas Pinder, March 21st 1876

Balcony – page 1

The Bitter Cup

Thomas Pinder, March 29th 1876

The Bitter Cup – page 1

The Strid

Thomas Pinder, April 3rd 1876

The Strid – page 1

Kirkstall Abby

Thomas Pinder April 5th 1876

Kirkstall Abby – page 1

A Poem of Passion

Thomas Pinder, May 14th 1876

A Poem of Passion – page 1

Evening

Thomas Pinder, May 14th 1876

Evening -page 1
Evening – page 2

The Cavalier

Thomas Pinder, May 15th 1876

The Cavalier – page 1
The Cavalier – page 2

Give to Me the Greenwood Glade

Thomas Pinder, September 1874

Give to me the Greenwood Glade – page 1

Give to me the Greenwood Glade – page 2 & 3

The Poet’s Natal Day

Thomas Pinder, September 5th 1873

The Natal Poet’s Day – page 1 & 2
The Natal Poet’s Day – pages 3 & 4
The Poets Natal Day – pages 5 & 6
The Poet’s Natal Day – pages 7 & 8
The Poets Natal Day – pages 9 & 10

Dead Daisies

Thomas Pinder, June 9th 1876

Dead Daisies – page 1

Only a Face

Thomas Pinder, June 8th 1976

Only a Face – page 1
Only a Face – page 2

Love was once a Weary Dove

Thomas Pinder, June 11th 1876

Love was once a Weary Dove – page 1
Love was once a Weary Dove – page 2

Lais

Thomas Pinder, June 11th 1876

Lais – page 1
Lais – page 2

Light is Looming in the Sky

Thomas Pinder, June 11th 1876

Light is looming in the sky – page 1
Light is looming in the sky – page 2

Kiss Me and Whisper ‘Good-night’

Thomas Pinder, June 11th 1876

Kiss Me and Whisper ‘Good-night’ – page 1
Kiss Me and Whisper ‘Good-night’ – page 2

The Nautch Girl

Thomas Pinder, June 12th 1876

The Nautch Girl – page 1
The Nautch Girl – page 2

The Birds in Thy Bower

Thoma Pinder, June 12th 1876

The Bird in Thy Bower – page 1
The Bird in Thy Bower – page 2

I have found his poetry delightful and look forward to sharing more from ‘my tin’ soon.

A tin full of treasures

So many treasures in one biscuit tin

As you can see – lots of wonderful treasures to explore in my biscuit tin…