Fraser, John W. (M)

Nationality: Scottish.
Poet, song writer, and 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 13 July 1872, gives his address as 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

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
When You Were Seventeen 1869-11-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7689
Love Memories 1872-07-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6837
The Quiet One 1894 Good Words Poet 5062