Barr, James (M)

Nationality: Scottish.
Poet, probably working class. Pseudonym: “J. B.” The *Chambers’s Journal* ledgers gives his details as “Saddler, Ayton,” for his poem “The Dying Year,” published on 14 December 1878 (NLS Dep 341/371; 341/294). This presumably indicates that he worked as a saddler. Ayton is a village in Berwickshire, Scotland. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Dying Year 1878-12-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6983