John Harris

John Harris (1820 – 1884) was a Cornish poet. As a child he worked at Dolcoath Mine writing poetry as he grew older. In his early career, he couldn’t afford pen and paper and improvised with blackberry juice for ink and grocery bags for paper. His poems celebrate the wild beauty of Land’s End and The Lizard. In 1879 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his literary achievements.

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