Hogg, James, 1770-1835

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James Hogg was born in Ettrick, Selkshire, Scotland in November 1770. Having received little formal education, Hogg taught himself to read and write in his late teens. He continued to work as a labourer and shepherd for twenty five years. Between 1794-1810 Hogg wrote songs which appeared in magazines and in two small collections. Determined to make a career as a professional writer, Hogg, aged 40, moved to Edinburgh in 1810. In Edinburgh, Hogg established a weekly paper entitled, The Spy but only managed to keep it going for a year and in 1813 he decided to return to writing poetry again. He died in 1835.

From the guide to the Hogg, James, c1800-1821, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Scottish poet.

From the description of Song : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of the poem, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484022

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 11 Waterloo Place [London], to John James Ruskin, 1832 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871028

Epithet: the Ettrick Shepherd

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000862.0x00003b

Scottish poet, known as the "Ettrick Shepherd."

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to his published (John Murray?), 1816 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467826

John Ballantyne was Hogg's friend, literary agent, and one of his publishers.

From the description of James Hogg autograph letter signed to John [Ballantyne], Altrive Lake, 1816 Dec. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865319

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creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835,. Autograph letter signed from James Hogg, Edinburgh, to Alexander Bald 1815 April 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Letter to David Laing. Yarrow, Scotland. 1819 June 1. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Vol. CCXL (ff. 242). 16 Apr.-June 1835.includes:f. 1 Samuel Butler, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1835. ff. 3, 6 Robert Gun-Cuninghame, formerly Gun; son of George Gun-Cuninghame formerly Gun: Letters to Sir R. Pe... British Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. James Hogg collection, 1803-1836. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letter from James Hogg, 1770-1835, poet and novelist, c1832 Stirling University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Familiar anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott : original autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to his published (John Murray?), 1816 Mar. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. III. (ff 345) 1818-1847, and undated.includes:ff. 1, 41, 295, 308-317 Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, composer: Correspondence with G. Thomson: 1817-1841. ff. 3-218 passim William Smyth, Professor of Modern History, Cambridge: Correspondence with G. T..., 1818-1847 British Library
referencedIn Aitken, John, 1793-1833. Letter: 1819 Apr. 10, Dunbar, to David Laing / J. Aitken. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Autograph letter signed : Lawnmarket, to an unidentified recipient, 1821 Feb. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. CCXXXVIII (ff. 355). 22 CCLXI. 22-31 Mar. 1835.includes:f. 1 Lord William George Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck, statesman: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1835-1848. ff. 3, 4 Ernest Augustus; King of Hanover; Duke of Cumberland, son of George II... British Library
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creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Letter: 1832 June 7, Altrive Lake [Selkirkshire] to David Laing, 49 South Bridge [Edinburgh] / James Hogg. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Letter: 1822 Oct. 17, Altrive Lake [Selkirkshire] to David Laing, Edin. / James Hogg. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. I'm a' gane wrang : holograph [1831?] / James Hogg. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Letter: 1820 Mar. 4, Altrive Lake [Selkirkshire] to David Laing, S. Bridge, Edin. / James Hogg. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Autographed correspondence collection of British-Canadian writers, 1804-1954. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Songs by Muriel Herbert, 1929-1962 British Library
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referencedIn Aitken, John, 1793-1833. Letter: 1819 May 19, Dunbar, to David Laing / J. Aitken. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Nichol, 1832 Feb. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. I have a prayer I oft have pray'd : holograph [1831?] / James Hogg. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Carr family collection of travel sketches, scrapbooks, and genealogical material, 1699-1981, 1811-1899 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Vol. CCXXXIX (ff. 367). 1-15 Apr. 1835.includes:ff. 1, 3 Edward FitzGerald: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1835. ff. 4, 5 Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1825-1848. f. 7 D-McLaren, of Edinburgh: Letter t..., 1835 British Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, c1800-1821 Senate House Library, University of London
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creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Sandy Tod. A Scottich pastoral : autograph manuscript signed of the poem, sent in letter form, to John Ruthven, signed "A Shepherd" : Ettrick, 1802. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS original letters, etc., 1588-1877 British Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. A tour through the highlands and western isles : manuscript, [1801?] / by Jas. Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf James Hogg collection, 1803-1836 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Robin's awa : air there'll never be peace till Jamie comes home / James Hogg. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Aitken, John, 1793-1833. Letter: [18--], Waterloo Place, to David Laing / J. Aitken. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. The descent of love : holograph, 1831 / by the Ettrick Shepherd. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Macmath, William, 1844-1922,. Ballads from the Abbotsford library : manuscript transcript, 18--. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hoar, George Frisbie. 1826-1904. Autograph collection, 1598-1945 Houghton Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Letter: 1820 Dec. 21, Altrive Lake [Selkirkshire] to David Laing, S. Bridge, Edin. / James Hogg. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn 35,068. MISCELLANEOUS original letters, etc. Paper; ff. 138. Folio., 16th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf Carr family. Carr family papers, 1699-1981 (bulk 19th century). Yale University, Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Aitken, John, 1793-1833. Letter: 1820 Oct. 14, Dunbar, to David Laing / J. Aitken. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. The long pack : manuscript, [1817] Houghton Library
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referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS letters, chiefly autograph; viz., 16th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Papers of James Hogg, 1770-1835, poet and novelist, 1824 Stirling University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Song : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of the poem, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library
referencedIn Chalmers, George, 1742-1825. Letter: 1819 May 6, Whitehall [London] to David Laing / Geo. Chalmers. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf MACKINTOSH PAPERS (3RD SERIES). VOL. XII. Simon Fraser Mackintosh, writer for the Signet, ‘A Collection of Historical Sketches, & Anecdotes, taken from various Authors, manuscripts, and traditions, relating to the Mackintosh’s, and Clan Chattan, &c..., 1835 British Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. James Hogg autograph letter signed to John [Ballantyne], Altrive Lake, 1816 Dec. 8. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Laing, David, 1793-1878. Letter: [1823?], to A. Andersen Feldborg / D. L. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Autograph letter signed : to James Hogg, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. James Hogg collection, 1803-1836. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brillon de Jouy, Anne Louise. M.M. Brillon's Collection of musical compositions [microform]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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creatorOf BLAKENEY COLLECTION. Vol. XII. (TSB 13). ff. ii+305. 380 x 275mm. 1. ff. 1-120. Correspondence, etc., relating to public affairs, chiefly of William Pitt the elder and younger, Warren Hastings, William Windham (see also Add. 37842-37935); William Wyn..., 1653-1955 British Library
referencedIn Letter from James Hogg, 1770-1835, poet and novelist, 1835 Stirling University Library
referencedIn Buchan, Peter, 1790-1854. Letter: 1825 May 5, Peterhead, to David Laing, 49 South Bridge, Edinburgh / P. Buchan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Aitken, John, 1793-1833. Letter: 1819 Dec. 8, Dunbar, to David Laing / J. Aitken. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Letter from James Hogg to Norman Lamont MP, 1833, 1883 Stirling University Library
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 326) 1811-1817.includes:ff. 1, 169 William Jay: Letters to G. Thomson: 1811, 1814. ff. 3, 58, 80, 98-104, 219, 305, 308 Joanna Baillie: Letters to G. Thomson, with verses: 1804-1842. f. 6 Coutts Trotter: Correspondence with G. Thomson..., 1811-1817 British Library
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creatorOf Lockhart, J. G. (John Gibson), 1794-1854. Autograph letter signed : [Edinburgh?], to James Hogg, 1832 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letter from James Hogg, 1770-1835, poet and novelist, c1832 Stirling University Library
referencedIn Raine, James, 1791-1858. Letter: 1851 Sept. 10, Durham, to David Laing / James Raine. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Autograph letter signed : 11 Waterloo Place [London], to John James Ruskin, 1832 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Autograph letter signed : Eltrieve Lake, to "John Wilson Esq. Idiot", [1816] Jan. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bloede, Barbara Royle. Superstition and the supernatural in the work of James Hogg : typescript, 1970. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Hogg, James, 1770-1835. Letter: 1832 May 1, Altrive Lake [Selkirkshire] to David Laing, 49 South Bridge [Edinburgh] / James Hogg. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Papers of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd (1770-1835), 19th century Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hibbert, George, 1757-1837. Autograph manuscript commonplace book : London, 1785-1820. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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correspondedWith Bald, Alexander person
associatedWith Ballantyne, John. person
associatedWith Bloede, Barbara Royle. person
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correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Brillon de Jouy, Anne Louise. person
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associatedWith Hibbert, George, 1757-1837. person
associatedWith Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904 person
associatedWith Hogg, James (1770-1835: poet and novelist) person
associatedWith Holman, Louis A. (Louis Arthur), 1866-1939 person
associatedWith Hughes, Gillian. person
associatedWith James Hogg (1770-1835: poet and novelist) person
associatedWith Laidlaw, William, 1780-1845 person
associatedWith Laing, David, 1774-1856, person
associatedWith Laing, David, 1793-1878. person
associatedWith Laing, William, 1764-1832. person
associatedWith Lockhart, J. G. (John Gibson), 1794-1854. person
associatedWith Lofft, Capel, 1751-1824, person
associatedWith Macmath, William, 1844-1922, person
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associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
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Scotland
Tunis, Tunisia
Blackford, Wincanton
Gresford, Denbighshire
Milton, Somerset
London, England
Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire
China, Asia
Scotland
London, England
Albuera, Spain
Cowbridge, Glamorganshire
Handsworth, Warwickshire
Naples, Italy
Madrid, Spain
Liverpool, Lancashire
Kiltsgan, Wicklow
Invernesshire, Scotland
London England
Burnley, Lancashire
Scotland
Durham, England
Beejapoor, Bombay Presidency
Manchester, Lancashire
Southampton, Hampshire
Staffordshire, England
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Printing
Poets, Scottish--19th century--Sources
Ballads, Scots
Musical styles
Poets, Scottish--19th century
Traditional music
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Birth 1770-12-09

Death 1835-11-21

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