Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: William Freeland (1828–1903)
Biography: William Freeland was born in 1828 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland. Early in life he was apprenticed to a block-cutter in a calico printwork. Later he moved to Glasgow and entered journalism at the Weekly Citizen. He wrote the single novel, Love and Treason (1872), which was set in the radicalism of 1817. In addition, he wrote poetry, most of which was collected in A Birth Song and Other Poems (1882). Freeland was a fixture of Glasgow literary society for many years. He died after a three-months' illness in 1903.
References: Caledonian 3 (1903)