Allan Cunningham


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"Cunningham had already suffered a paralytic attack in 1839 (presumably some kind of stroke), and he died at his home, 27 Lower Belgrave Place, on 29 October 1842, the day after a second attack." (ODNB)

Allan Cunningham's Publications

Title Publication Date Publisher Edition Other Editions Editor Collaborator Patron Subscription Description Key Subscribers Pages Call Number Dialect Language Digitized or Digital Editions Additional Notes
The Works and Life of Burns James Cochrane, John Macrone Allan Cunningham HathiTrust
Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway song: with historical and traditional notices relative to the manners and customs of the peasantry 1810 Thomas Cadell R. H. Cromek 414

"The collection Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song appeared the following December, of which Cunningham says that ‘every article but two little scraps was contributed by me’ (ibid., 79), a fact not discernible from Cromek's acknowledgement in the introduction of Cunningham's services in drawing ‘many pieces from obscurity’. The book, which contains interesting accounts in prose of the Scottish border peasantry, obviously by Cunningham, was favourably received, and the mystification as to the origin of the ballads was always transparent to some, especially Scott and Hogg. An article on this volume by Professor John Wilson in Blackwood's Magazine (December 1819) first drew public attention to Cunningham's poetical merits." (ODNB)

Songs, Chiefly in the Rural Language of Scotland 1813 Scots HathiTrust
Sir Marmaduke Maxwell, a Dramatic Poem; The Mermaid of Galloway; The Legend of Richard Faulder; and Twenty Scottish Songs 1822 Taylor & Hessey 2 HathiTrust
The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern; with an Introduction and Notes, Historical and Critical, and Characters of the Lyric Poets 1825 John Taylor
Paul Jones; a Romance 1826 Longman, Rees, Orme, & Brown (Green, Hurst), Oliver & Boyd Google Books (Volume 1), Google Books (Volume 2), Google Books (Volume 3)
Sir Michael Scott, a Romance 1828 Henry Colburn HathiTrust (Volume 1), HathiTrust (Volume 2), HathiTrust (Volume 3)
Lives of the most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects 1829 to 1833 John Murray Allan Cunningham HathiTrust
The Maid of Elvar, A Poem. In Twelve Parts 1832 Edward Moxon
Lord Roldan; a Romance 1836 John Macrone HathiTrust (Volume 1), HathiTrust (Volume 2), HathiTrust (Volume 3)

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Allan Cunningham friends with John Clare View
Allan Cunningham friends with James Hogg

Cunningham and Hogg were friends, and Hogg's ‘Sixteenth Bard’ in his portmanteau poem The Queen’s Wake (1812) is said to be based on Cunningham.

Allan Cunningham influenced Sir Walter Scott

Cunningham was esteemed by Sir Walter Scott

Allan Cunningham friends with John Clare View
Allan Cunningham is sibling of Thomas Mounsey Cunningham View