Papers of John Bachop (1825-1855)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-779
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      3 volumes, some fragments. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      MSS BAC. 1-3

Scope and Content

The material is composed of: a notebook of Latin verses, with translations and notes, 1845-1850; a notebook of poems and other writings Casual cogitations in prose and rhyme, some dated 1845-1848, with other fragments loosely inserted, also an article by William Blair John Bachop: an early student-poet of New College, Edinburgh, 1907; and a notebook of poems and other writings Horae relaxationis, 1852.

Administrative / Biographical History

The poet John Bachop was born in 1825. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, and he died in 1855.

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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

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