WASHINGTON WILKS, DIED 27TH JUNE, 1864.
Title:In Memoriam.Washington Wilks, Died 27th June, 1864
Publication:The Blackburn Times
Date:July 2, 1864
This elegy is for the recently deceased pro-Union editor of the London Star newspaper. Wilks was famous for his anti-slavery efforts and his passing was widely mourned, especially as he dropped dead whilst giving a speech on the subject of the American Civil War and the question of emancipation. – SR