Rosa Emma Salaman. Poems by R.E.S.
Rosa Emma Collins (née Salaman, 1815-98) was a poet and translator of Hebrew and German. “Poems by R.E.S” was reportedly the only book accepted by Queen Victoria in the year of mourning following the death of her husband, Prince Albert. In the United States, Salaman’s poetry appeared in Isaac Leeser`s Occident and American Jewish Advocate. A member of a literary family in London, her husband, Judah Julius Collins, was a warden of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue and purported to be a descendant of the Baal Shem of London. Her brother was the composer Charles Salaman, and her son was the Jewish educator, Edwin Collins.