Ellen Mary Clerke
1842-1902 [var. 1906]; b. Skibbereen, Co. Kerry, 26 Sept.; dg. John William
Clerke, and former Miss Deasey, sister of Justice Deasy [sic]; younger
s. of Agnes Mary, a foremost European astronomer and non-fiction writer;
family moved to Dublin, 1861, then Queenstown, 1863; travelled aboard
to Rome, Naples, Florence, in winters from 1867-1876; translator of Italian;
versified translations for Dr. Garnetts History of Italian Literature;
articles in German and Arabic; member Manchester Geog. Soc.; contrib.
to their journal; articles also in Observatory, Vol. XV includes
Arabic; wrote weekly leader for The Tablet; poetical works incl. The Flying Dutchman (1881), Flames of Fire (1902);
also wrote in Italian and German; d. 2 Mar., London. PI DIW
The Flying Dutchman and Other Poems (London: Satchell & Co.
1881), another ed. (1882); Jupiter and His System (London: Edward
Stanford 1892); translations of poetry in R. Garnett, History of Italian
Literature (London: Hutchinson 1902); Fable and Song in Italy
(London: Grant Richards 1899); Flowers of Fire (London: Hutchinson
1902). COMM, Agnes Mary Clerke and Ellen Mary Clerke, an Appreciation,
by Lady Huggins;
D. J. ODonoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co 1912); many poems in Catholic anthologies
such as Shipleys Carmina Mariana; The Flying Dutchman
and other poems (London 1881); her translations from Italian are in Dr.
R. Garnetts History of Italian Literature; published Fable
and Song in Italy (1899); died 1906.