Letter: 1828 Oct. 10, Paisley, to David Laing, Edin. / W. Motherwell. 1828.
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Scottish poet. From the description of The waithman's wail : autograph manuscript of a portion of the poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613383 ...
Peter Buchan (1790-1854) was a Scottish ballad collector, historian, printer, and publisher. He was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the only son of Janet and Peter Buchan. As a young man he embarked on a number of walking tours of northeast Scotland, collecting a great number of songs and ballads. In 1816 he set-up the first printing shop in Peterhead . He is best known as one of the most important early collectors of folk-songs and folk-tales in Scotland. Two resulting publications from his b...