Brown, James (pseudonym J. B. S., J. B. Selkirk) (M)

Surname: Brown
Forename(s): James Bucham
b. 1832. d. 25 December 1904. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and essayist. Pseudonyms: J. B. S., J. B. Selkirk. From a family of woollen manufacturers in Selkirk, Scotland. Educated at Selkirk Grammar School and the Edinburgh Institute, and then worked for the family business until its closure in 1870. Author of Poems (1883) and Poems (1896). Contributed essays on poetry to Blackwood’s Edinburgh Journal and The Cornhill Magazine. The Chambers’s Journal ledger entries for Brown’s poems published on 18 December 1886, 1 April 1888, and 26 March 1888, give his address as Thornfield, Falkirk (NLS Dep 341/369). Biographical information: Reilly, Late Victorian Poetry, p. 68; Wellesley Index. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 11
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Prithee Madam 1882-09-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7521
Selkirk After Flodden. (A Widow’s Dirge, October 1513) 1885-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8831
The Two Seas 1886-12-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13011
Love’s Exchanges 1887-06-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12903
“Till Death Do Us Part” 1888-04-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13026
The Daughter 1888-05-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13033
A Farewell Proposal 1889-04 Atalanta Poet 1886
Looking Back in Yarrow. A Golden Wedding 1889-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8523
Saint Mary’s Lake (Yarrow) 1895-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8106
At the Fall of the Curtain 1898-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8014
Outward-Bound 1898-08-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12722