Maclagan, Alexander (M)

Surname: Maclagan
Forename(s): Alexander
b. 3 April 1811. d. 1879. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet, writing in English and Scots. Born in Bridgend, Perth. Apprenticed first to a plumber and then to a journeyman. In 1850 was employed as a junior clerk in the Inland Revenue Office, and in 1858 joined the Glasgow Volunteer Reserves as an ensign. Was an Edinburgh Freemason. Author of Poems and Songs: Scotch and English (1841), Volunteer Songs (1863), Ragged School Rhymes (1871), Balmoral: Lays of the Highlands, and Other Poems (1871), National Songs and Ballads (1878). Contributed to the Whistle-Binkie. Biographical information: Reilly, Mid-Victorian Poetry, p. 294. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Jenny’s First Love-Letter 1844-03-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5410
The Evil E’e 1848-07-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5978
I Ken a Fair Wee Flower 1848-07-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5979
The Auld Meal Mill 1849-06-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6023