James Hogg

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Gillian Hughes (University of Stirling)
Engraving by George J. Stodart after John Watson Gordon, 1876. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

James Hogg was baptised on 9 December 1770 in Ettrick Church in Selkirkshire, Scotland, the second of the four sons of Robert Hogg (1729-1820), a former shepherd and small peasant farmer, the date of his birth going unrecorded. Hogg seems to have been particularly close to his mother, Margaret Laidlaw (1730-1813), whose family was noted in the district for its athleticism and for its store of ballads and other traditional lore. His …

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Citation: Hughes, Gillian. "James Hogg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 November 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2168, accessed 05 February 2023.]

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