Nicolson, Alexander, LLD (Edinburgh) (M)

b. 27 September 1827. d. 13 January 1893. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Gaelic scholar, lawyer, mountain climber, poet and translator. Pseudonym: “A. N.” Borne at Husabost, Skye. Educated at the University of Edinburgh. In 1865 inspected schools in the Western Isles as part of the Scottish education commission, and also involved in the 1883 Napier Commission into crofters which advocated unsuccessfully for the promotion of Gaelic in schools. Poetry publications include the posthumous *Verses* (1893). Biographical information: Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Nicolson> (21 February 2021). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Skye 1877 Good Words Poet 2650
The Heather. A Reverie 1878 Good Words Poet 2746
Hymn by St. Columbia 1878-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Translator 14616