Strahan, Alexander Stuart (M)

b. 1833. d. 24 May 1918. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and publisher. Alternative signature: “A. Strachan.” Changed his surname from “Strachan” to “Strahan” after moving to Edinburgh. Founded the Strahan & Co. publishing firm in 1858. Moved from Edinburgh to London in 1862 and began publishing works by popular authors including Charles Kingsley, George MacDonald, Dinah Mulock Craik, and Alexander Smith. Established such important periodicals as *Good Words*, the *Sunday Magazine*, the *Argosy*, and the *Contemporary Review*. Forced to resign the company in 1872 after accruing large debts. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Song of the Sirens 1871-04-01 The Dark Blue Poet 165
Song 1871-05-01 The Dark Blue Poet 176