The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Critic, born at St. Ives, bosom friend of Swinburne, who pronounces him "the first critic of our time—perhaps the largest-minded and surest-sighted of any age"; his influence is great, and it has been exercised chiefly through contributions to the periodicals of the day; has assumed the surname of Dunton after his mother; b . 1836.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Watts, Theodore'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/watts-theodore.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.