Symington, Andrew James (M)

Surname: Symington
Forename(s): Andrew James
b. 27 July 1825. d. 1898. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, translator, and antiquarian. Born in Paisley. Father, Robert Brown Symington, was a merchant. Educated at grammar school, and then joined his father’s Glasgow business. Travelled to Iceland in 1859 and afterwards published a Pen and Pencil Sketches of Faröe and Iceland (1862), illustrated by W. J. Linton, which included translations from Icelandic. Author of Harebell Chimes, or Summer Memories and Musings (1848, 1862), Genevieve and Other Poems (1855, privately circulated), The Beautiful in Nature, Art, and Life (1857). Biographical information: James Grant Wilson, The Poets and Poetry of Scotland, Blackie & Son, 1877, p. 456. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Stanzas on — 1849-10-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6041