Riddell, Henry Scott (M)

b. 23 September 1798. d. 30 July 1870. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet and minister. Pseudonym: “J. R.” Alternative signature: “Henry S. Riddell.” Son of a shepherd, Riddell attended parish school near Biggar while writing poetry and border romances for *Clydesdale Magazine*. He attended the University of Edinburgh and also St. Andrews. Ordained in the Church of Scotland in 1830. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“When the glen all is still, save the stream from the fountain” 1825-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10199
Ode to the Harp of Zion 1829-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10327
Johnnie Nip-Nebs, A Winter Fireside Ballad, for Little People 1838-02-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3525
Address to Spring 1843-05-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5372
To The Skylark 1844-12-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5481
The Harp 1845-02-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5805
Our Ain Folk 1847-12-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5945