Whatever Happened to Gavin Turnbull? Hunting Down a Friend of Burns in South Carolina

Document Type

Article

Subject Area(s)

Scottish poetry, 18th century American theatre, Scottish immigrants

Abstract

Surveys the life and writing of the Scottish poet Gavin Turnbull (1765-1816), giving the first account of his later career as an actor and poet in Charleston, South Carolina, in Virginia, and in Georgi, and identifying and excerpting a number of previously-unknown poems that Turnbull published in Charleston newspapers.

Share

COinS