John Reed Appleton has been written about in depth by George Markham Tweddell - they were walking companions and both active poets. There is a chapter in Tweddell's Bards and Authors of Cleveland and South Durham 1972 - the original book can be download free from this site http://georgemarkhamtweddell.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/bards-and-authors-of-cleveland-and.html
This Tractate contains some poems dedicated to John Reed Appleton by another poet Tweddell both published and wrote about in the Tractates and Bards and Authors - John Riley Robinson and a preface by Tweddell himself. It features a humourous parody of Hood's powerful poems The Song of the Shirt and The Lay of the Labourer. Appleton's parody is called The Trials and Tribulations of a Tourist.
The River Tees at High Force