At the Circulating Library Author Information: Maggie Swan

Author: Maggie Swan (born 1867)

Alternate Name(s): Margaret Swan (legal name); Campbell (married name)

Biography: Maggie Swan was born in 1867 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Edward Swan. Her elder sister was the novelist Annie S. Swan. She attended Queen Street Institution for Young Ladies in Edinburgh. By the time she was fifteen years old, she was a published poet. A few years later, like her sister, she was writing stories for newspapers, including a prize-winning for the People's Friend. In all, Swan published six novels in the 1890s before leaving off writing altogether. In 1898, she married John Campbell, a Church of Scotland clergyman. The couple had four children. Her death has not been traced.


References: Evening Telegraph (4 August 1898); Modern Scottish Poets (10th series; D.H. Edwards, 1887)

Fiction Titles:

  1. A Way in the Wilderness.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1892.
  2. For the Sake o' the Siller: A Fifeshire Story of Forty Years Ago.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1893.
  3. Through Love to Repentance.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1894.
  4. A Late Awakening.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1895.
  5. Life's Blindfold Game.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1895.
  6. A Neglected Privilege: The Story of a Modern Woman.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1896.