Picken, Andrew L. (M)

b. 1788. d. 23 November 1833. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and novelist. Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Travelled on business to the West Indies to try to become a merchant like his father, but returned to Scotland and became a clerk in a factory and a bank. Married Janet Coxon. Moved to London and became the author of several novels including *The Black Watch*, published posthumously. Corresponded with William Godwin, Bryan Waller Procter, and John Galt. Biographical information: *ODNB*; Eva-Marie Kröller, “Nineteenth-Century Canadians and the Rhine Valley,” *Gaining Ground: European Critics on Canadian Literature,* edited by Robert Kroetsch and Reingard M. Nischik, vol. vi, *Western Canadian Literary Documents,* series edited by Shirley Neuman, NeWest Press, 1985, p. 237. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Stalzenfells 1847-12-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5942
Oberwesel 1847-12-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5943
Wiesbaden 1847-12-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5944
Cologne 1847-12-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5947
Lahnthal 1847-12-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5946
Manheim. An Anecdote of Charles Sandt 1847-12-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5948
Ballads of the Rhine. Dusseldorf 1848-02-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5955