Works

The Works of Robert Davidson

This is the only surviving example of Robert Davidson’s handwriting. Davidson is writing here to his publisher, James Hogg, son of the ‘Ettrick Shepherd’ – a small clue perhaps that Davidson’s poetry was becoming recognised, at least locally, by some who were able to recognise its quality.

LeavesBook Copies of Robert Davidson’s ‘Leaves From a Peasant’s Cottage Drawer’ can be purchased directly from the publisher Matator at: www.troubador.co.uk

Poems

Click any of the links below to read a poem by Robert Davidson.

TO A WATER FOWL
TO A REDBREAST
THE ORDINATION

Reproduced by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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