Wilson, Alexander (M)

b. 6 July 1766. d. 23 August 1813. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet. From Paisley, Renfrewshire. Worked as a weaver, pedlar, and packman. Imprisoned for libel because of his satirical poem (*“The Shark, or, Lang Mills Detected”* [1792]) on a mill owner. After his release in 1794 he emigrated to America where he established himself as a prominent ornithologist. Biographical information: *ODNB*, Goodridge. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
History of the King-Bird 1826-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10561