Collection of Correspondence of the Poet, Allan Ramsay (1684-1758) 18th century
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Scottish poet. From the description of Henry to Emma : autograph poem unsigned and imperfect at the end : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616142 ...
Ramsay was a Scottish-born portrait painter and essayist. From the description of A short account of the political conduct of the East India Companies servants in the presidency of Madrass [sic] from the definitive treaty in 1762 to this present time, 1772. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235941744 English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Johnstoun [Sir William (Johnstone) Pulteney], 1761 May 19. (Unknown...
Allan Ramsay was a native of Leadhills, Lanarkshire. He came to Edinburgh in 1700 to start an apprenticeship with a wigmaker. He became absorbed in literature however and became a bookseller with businesses in Niddry's Wynd and in the High Street of Edinburgh. In 1725 he established a circulating library, probably one of the earliest in Britain. In 1736 he opened a theatre in Carruber's Close but this was closed by the city's authorities. Ramsay published his first poems in 1721 and a second col...