Verses of James Hogg, 1825.

Scope and Content

Verses of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd.

Autograph manuscript of 8 lines of verse ['O ken ye Meg o' Marley Glen'].Signed James Hogg.Altrive Lake, 25 March 1825.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Hogg (c.1770-1835) earnt his living as a shepherd or sheep-farmer for most of his life but also wrote prolifically, producing poems, novels, articles and compiling collections of Scottish folk songs. He was known as the Ettrick shepherd as he was born and raised in the Ettrick valley in Selkirkshire.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased for 3.10s.0d. from Myers, 14 October 1953


Call number used to be ms1478

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: 18.7x12cm mounted.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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