Fraser, John W. (M)

Surname: Fraser
Forename(s): John W.
Nationality: Scottish.
Poet, song writer, and school teacher. Born in Crieff c. 1849. Taught at Motherwell Iron Works School in 1863, then appointed headmaster at Wishaw, Works School in Carfin, and then Baird School, Garngad Hill, Glasgow. The Chambers’s Journal ledger entry, for his poem published on 20 November 1869, gives his address as Jerviston School, Holytown, Lanarkshire (NLS Dep 341/310); for his poem published on 22 April 1871, the address is Simpson Square School, Wishaw (NLS Dep 341/310); and for his poem published on 13 July 1872, the address is Moss Bank School, Hogganfield, Glasgow (NLS Dep 341/368). In 1879 he became Secretary to the Baird Trust. Co-author of The Luck of the Redesdales (first published in Glasgow Herald). Prominent member of the Glasgow Ballad Club. Biographical information: Modern Scottish Poets, edited by D. H. Edwards, twelfth series, D. H. Edwards, 1889, pp. 313-14. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 5
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“Found Dead In The Street” 1867-12-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7615
When You Were Seventeen 1869-11-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7689
My Old Love 1871-04-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6759
Love Memories 1872-07-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6837
The Quiet One 1894 Good Words Poet 5062