Ramsay, Allan (M)

b. 15 October 1684. d. 7 January 1758. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet. Major literary figure in Enlightenment Edinburgh. Born at Leadhills, Lanarkshire. Originally an apprentice wigmaker, Ramsay opened a shop in Edinburgh and became a burgess in 1710. Studied literature and began publishing in 1706. Member of the Easy Club (founded 1712). Also became a bookseller in 1718 and started a circulating library c.1725. Married Christian Ross on 14 December 1712. Father of the painter Allan Ramsay. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
To Mr James Home, Writer to the Signet 1818-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8039
I. “Tho’ born to no ae inch of ground” 1835-04-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3322
My Peggy Is A Young Thing 1835-10-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3350