James McIndoe

James McIndoe ("Jamie Blue")

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Bio Dates
Death Year: 
1837
Death Description: 

Died in Govan Poorhouse.

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James McIndoe rival of, friends with William Cameron

In 1818, Cameron "learnt his trade as a ‘speech-caller’ from Jamie ‘Blue’ McIndoe, another well-known street wit. The two were friends and partners for some time, before becoming rivals" throughout the 1820s (ODNB). For years, McIndoe claimed Cameron had "stolen his rightful position as Glasgow's unofficial head speech crier" (Terry).

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