Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: James Gregor Grant (–1875)
Biography: James Gregor Grant lived the majority of his life in Sunderland. He was a poet, dramatist, novelist, and critic of some note, as well as an able lecturer on literary and other topics. His works included the historical novel Rufus: or, The Red King (1838), the play Harold the Dauntless (performed 1840), and Madonna Pia, and Other Poems (1848). For a time, he was a lecturer for the Northern Union of Mechanics' Institutes. Grant contributed to periodicals throughout the British Isles, edited the Durham Advertiser for a time, and wrote a series of stories for the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle in 1868–69. He died in London in 1875 a few years after moving south.
References: Notes and Queries (15 June 1895)