Frances Anna Dunlop

Standard Name: Dunlop, Frances Anna

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death Robert Burns
Anne Grant wrote prose remarks on his memory, a poem on his death, and Verses Addressed to Mrs Dunlop of Dunlop, on reading Burns's letters to that Lady.
Grant, Anne. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed for the Author by J. Moir.
261-6
Education Janet Little
JL 's family was unable to afford schooling for her, so she was uneducated except for her own reading.
Paterson, James. “Janet Little, the Scottish Milkmaid”. The Contemporaries of Burns, edited by James Paterson, AMS Press, pp. 78-91.
79
An employer, Frances Anna Dunlop , later wrote that JLbetray[ed] no one indication that...
Employer Janet Little
JL 's first position was in the house of the Rev. Mr Johnstone; she moved with his family to Glasgow.
Paterson, James. “Janet Little, the Scottish Milkmaid”. The Contemporaries of Burns, edited by James Paterson, AMS Press, pp. 78-91.
79
Her later service jobs included working as a chambermaid for Frances Anna Dunlop
Family and Intimate relationships Robert Burns
Burns was regularly engaged with at least one woman or another from his teenage years onwards. A number of his notorious love-affairs and sentimental friendships had for object women who wrote. His relationships with poet...
Family and Intimate relationships Doreen Wallace
DW was proud of her forebears, who included not only the Scottish national hero William Wallace but also Frances Dunlop (friend of Robert Burns and patron of the labouring-class poet Janet Little
Shepherd, June. Doreen Wallace, 1897-1989: Writer and Social Campaigner. Edwin Mellen Press.
xxiii
though...
Family and Intimate relationships Eglinton Wallace
EW 's mother-in-law was Frances Anna Dunlop (born Wallace), patron of the labouring-class poet Janet Little and (more famously) of Robert Burns . Sir Thomas Wallace (born Dunlop) was her eldest son.
“The Burns Encyclopedia”. Burns Country.
It is not...
Friends, Associates Janet Little
Some time later, presumably after a reply from Burns, she attempted to visit him at his farm at Ellisland in Dumfriesshire. He was not at home when she first arrived, and when he returned...
Friends, Associates Maria Riddell
The Christmas rupture with Burns seems to have taken effect only gradually. After the key event Burns sent MR a copy of Werther (Goethe 's novel, probably in English translation) as well as returning...
Literary responses Janet Little
Frances Anna Dunlop made her final mention of JL in her correspondence with Burns : a fierce reproof for his contemptuous response to Little's Poetical Works.
Burns, Robert, and Frances Anna Dunlop. Robert Burns and Mrs. Dunlop. Editor Wallace, William, Hodder and Stoughton, http://BARD.
378-81
Literary responses Janet Little
For more than four years, from December 1788 to March 1793, Frances Anna Dunlop peppered her letters to Burns with comments about JL 's poetry, and sought to elicit criticism in return. When Burns first...
Literary responses Janet Little
Dunlop wrote, Methinks I hear you ask me with an air that made me feel as I had got a slap in the face, if you must read all the few lines I had pointed...
Publishing Janet Little
She offered to dedicate the book to James Boswell , who suggested the child aristocrat instead. Few copies now contain the dedication.
Brady, Frank. James Boswell, the Later Years, 1769-1795. Heinemann.
464, 572
Burns helped to drum up subscribers, who numbered in the end...
Reception Janet Little
Frances Anna Dunlop wrote to Robert Burns her earliest surviving comment on JL 's poetry: Dunlop clearly takes her seriously as a poet but confesses to disliking her blank verse.
Burns, Robert, and Frances Anna Dunlop. Robert Burns and Mrs. Dunlop. Editor Wallace, William, Hodder and Stoughton, http://BARD.
126-7
Textual Features Anne Grant
AG 's Introductory Verses, addressed to dead and living friends, begin: Go, artless records of a life obscure, and liken herself to the nightingale singing with a thorn in her breast.
Grant, Anne. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed for the Author by J. Moir.
17-18
The poems...
Textual Production Anne Grant

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Burns, Robert, and Frances Anna Dunlop. Robert Burns and Mrs. Dunlop. Editor Wallace, William, Hodder and Stoughton, 1898, http://BARD.