Person record: SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameGeorge Robert SIMSGeorge R. Sims in 1903
Portrait photo by Ellis and Walery, London
Gendermale
Relevance of this personjournalist and author of texts used for slide sets 
Main period of activity1880s-1910s
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
2 September 1847born atKennington, London, England
1871resident48 Hamilton Terrace, Marylebone, London, England
2 April 187123census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/188.53.17
– occupation “Looking Glass Manufacturer's Clerk”
1880s-1922resident12 Clarence Terrace, London NW1, England
31 March 190153census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/116.89.10
– occupation “Journalist and Dramatist”
2 April 191163census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/576
– occupation “Dramatic Author and Journalist”
4 September 192275died atLondon, England
24 October 1922archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1922 p.279
Texts linked to this personCompilations (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
(* = main subject of set)

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

  Billy's rose (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, n.d.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Mrs three-doors-up (story: York & Son, 12 slides, n.d.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  The lifeboat (recitation: Newton & Co., 20 slides, n.d.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  The road to Heaven (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, n.d.)

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

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

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

References
(* = main subject)

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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