Calder, H. (pseudonym “Woodburn”), Rev. (M)

b. 8 February 1850. Nationality: Scottish.
Poet and Church of Scotland clergyman. Pseudonym: “Woodburn,” “R. H. C.,” “Rab,” “Callant,” “Robin,” “A Native,” and “Camlach.” Born in Durris, Kincardineshire to a working-class father. Educated at the University of Aberdeen. Received his preacher’s license in 1880. Contributed to *Life and Work* and the “People’s Friend*. Author information from *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entries for poems by “Woodburn,” published on 16 March 1895 and 6 April 1895, which list the poet as Rev R. H. Calder, of Glenlivet Manse, Ballindalloch (NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: *Modern Scottish Poets*, fifth series, Brechin, 1883, p. 173-175; Alan Reid, *The Bards of Angus and the Mearns: The Anthology of the Counties*, J. and R. Parlane, 1897, p. 82-84; Colonel William Johnston, *Roll of the Graduates of the University of Aberdeen 1860-1900*, Aberdeen, 1906, p.69. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Bachelor of Forty-Five 1895-04-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12610
A Bachelor’s Consolations 1895-05-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12614