Saxby, Jessie Margaret Edmonston (F)

Surname: Saxby
Forename(s): Jessie Margaret Edmonston
b. 30 June 1842. d. 27 December 1940. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Author and folklorist. Alternative signatures: J. M. E. Saxby, Jessie M. E. Saxby. Prolific periodical author. Married Henry Linckmyer Saxby in December 1859. Publications include Lichens from the Old Rock (1868), Threads from a Tangled Skein (1934). See the draft bibliography in the Shetland Archives (D. 11/135/2), which comprises nearly 150 items, forty-seven of them books. The Chambers’s Journal ledger entry for Saxby’s Withered (published on 13 August 1881) gives her address as 10 Upper Gray St, Edinburgh (NLS Dep 341/369), and the entry for Nature’s Refrain. A Song of May (published 18 May 1889) lists her address as 15 St. Leonard’s Bank, Edinburgh (NLS Dep 341/370). Biographical information: ODNB. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Hasscoes of Norway. (A Lay of Shetland) 1864-07-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1761
The Shepherd and His Flock 1864-08-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1762
Withered 1881-08-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7463
Outside the Bar 1882-05-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7503
Persephoné. A Lay of Spring 1886-03-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12970
Nature’s Refrain. A Song of May 1889-05-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13084
Seaware 1891-01-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13175