Brown, James (pseud. J. B. S., J. B. Selkirk) (M)

b. 1832. d. 25 December 1904. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet. Pseudonyms: “J. B. S.,” “J. B. Selkirk.” From a family of woollen manufacturers in Selkirk, Scotland. Educated at Selkirk Grammar School and the Edinburgh Institute, and then worked for the family business until its closure in 1870. Author of *Poems* (1883) and *Poems* (1896). The *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entries for Brown’s poems published on 18 December 1886, 1 April 1888, and 26 March 1888, give his address as Thornfield, Falkirk (NLS Dep 341/369). Biographical information: Reilly, *Late Victorian Poetry*, p. 68. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Prithee Madam 1882-09-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7521
Selkirk After Flodden. (A Widow’s Dirge, October 1513) 1885-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8831
The Two Seas 1886-12-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13011
Love’s Exchanges 1887-06-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12903
“Till Death Do Us Part” 1888-04-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13026
The Daughter 1888-05-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13033
A Farewell Proposal 1889-04 Atalanta Poet 1886
Looking Back in Yarrow. A Golden Wedding 1889-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8523
Saint Mary’s Lake (Yarrow) 1895-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8106
At the Fall of the Curtain 1898-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8014
Outward-Bound 1898-08-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12722