Macfarlan, James (M)

b. 9 April 1832. d. 6 November 1862. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet. Lived in Glasgow. Father was a pedlar, and Macfarlan too became a professional pedlar after basic schooling. Worked for a short time as a librarian in the Glasgow Athenaeum, then police-court reporter to the Glasgow *Daily Bulletin*. Contributed some short stories to *The Workman*, a weekly publication, and poems to *All the Year Round*. Author of *Poems* (1854), *City Songs* (1855), and a pamphlet called *The Attic Study* (1862). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (SMM)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Bookworld 1859-11-12 All the Year Round Poet 2716
The Midnight Train 1859-12-03 All the Year Round Poet 2719
The Widow’s Wake 1859-12-17 All the Year Round Poet 2721
The Ruined City 1860-01-07 All the Year Round Poet 2722
Shadows on the Wall 1860-02-18 All the Year Round Poet 2726
Classic Ground 1860-04-21 All the Year Round Poet 2734
Fairy Lore 1860-08-04 All the Year Round Poet 2820
Rejoice! 1860-12-15 All the Year Round Poet 2837
The Watcher 1861-01-12 All the Year Round Poet 2841
My Holiday 1861-04-27 All the Year Round Poet 2855
Cross Roads 1861-05-04 All the Year Round Poet 2856
Parting Day 1861-09-14 All the Year Round Poet 2867