corresponded with

Charles Wilson and D. H. Lawrence

"Wilson sent D. H. Lawrence several letters, a postcard, a nicket cigarette case, poems and two calendars. The seven surviving Lawrence letters to Wilson were courteous in tone, but were not characteristic of Lawrence's 'normal private correspondence,' as he made no effort to establish a relationship with Wilson (in contrast to other comparable correspondents) [Ellis and De Zordo 1993]" (Makes 375).

Lord Byron and James Hogg

Hogg dedicated Pilgrims of the Sun (1815) to Byron.

Hogg wrote poetic parodies of major poets (including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Scott, Wilson, Southey, and himself) in The Poetic Mirror (1816) (ODNB; Murray, The Works of Lord Byron vol. 10 (1904), p. 116); Hogg's poem on Byron is "The 'Guerilla,' " which subverts the typically aristocratic Byronic hero by presenting the protagonist as a peasant.

James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott

"Through William Laidlaw [Hogg] was also helping to provide assistance in collecting traditional ballads for the third volume of Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1803), and in 1802 Laidlaw was instrumental in setting up a meeting in Ettrick between Hogg and Scott. A friendship developed that was to last until Scott's death in 1832" (ODNB). Scott encouraged Hogg to publish The Mountain Bard and The Shepherd's Guide in 1807.