Smail, James (pseudonym “Matthew Gotterson”) (M)

b. 1 November 1828. d. 22 January 1905. Nationality: Scottish.
Banker, company secretary, and poet. Pseudonym: “Matthew Gotterson.” Born in Jedburgh. Married Margaret Boa in 1855. The *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for the poem “Spring,” published on 21 February 1880, lists Smail as a Banker from Galashiels (NLS Dep 341/369). Biographical information: <https://www.rbs.com/heritage/people/james-smail.html> (20 June 2019). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Spring 1880-02-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7293