Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Winter, William
WINTER, William, author, b. in Gloucester, Mass., 15 July, 1836. He was graduated at the Harvard law-school, but began his career as a journalist and literary and dramatic reviewer. As such he wrote for the New York journals, and contributed literary articles to various magazines. Since August, 1865, Mr. Winter has been attached to the New York “Tribune” as dramatic reviewer, and as such has secured for himself a high reputation. Within that time he has also written and delivered poems on numerous public occasions. Partly in the interest of his profession, Mr. Winter has made several visits to Europe. In 1886, in commemoration of the death of his son, he founded a library at the academy in Stapleton, Staten island, N. Y. Mr. Winter's publications include “The Convent, and other Poems” (Boston, 1854); “The Queen's Domain, and other Poems” (1858); “My Witness: a Book of Verse” (1871); “Sketch of the Life of Edwin Booth” (1871); “Thistledown: a Book of Lyrics” (1878); “The Trip to England” (1879); “Poems: Complete Edition” (1881); “The Jeffersons” (1881); “Henry Irving” (New York, 1885); “The Stage-Life of Mary Anderson” (1886); “English Rambles and other Fugitive Pieces” (Boston, 1884); and “Shakespeare's England” (Edinburgh, 1886). He has edited, with memoirs and notes, “The Poems of George Arnold” (Boston, 1866); “Life, Stories, and Poems of John Brougham” (1881); and “The Poems and Stories of Fitz-James O'Brien” (1881).