Palmer, John (M)

b. 1800. d. 30 August 1870. Nationality: Scottish.
Working-class poet, writing in English and Scots. Father was from Brydekirk Village, Dumfriesshire, and later the family moved to nearby Annan. Palmer worked with his grandfather with the cow herds at Brocklerigg farm. From 1816 he worked with his father as a billyer in a cotton factory, and then in 1826 he became a publisher’s travelling agent for Blackie and Fullarton in Scotland and England. Around 1828 he started a plant and tree nursery in Annan. Married Isabella Smith in 1829. Author of the posthumous *Poems and Songs* (1871). Biographical information: A. B. G.’s “Introduction” to Palmer’s *Poems and Songs*, W. Cuthbertson & Son, 1871. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lament of the “Rash Buss” 1847-08-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5926