Janet Hamilton

Standard Name: Hamilton, Janet
Birth Name: Janet Thomson
Married Name: Janet Hamilton
JH was a self-taught Scots working-class poet who produced four volumes of verse and essays in the later nineteenth century. Using vivid and direct language, she treats topics ranging from problems of working-class life such as alcoholism, the plight of women doing piece-work in the home, and environmental degradation, to European liberation movements which she fervently supported.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Sarah Tytler
ST 's career as a writer introduced her to many leading literary figures (especially those of Scots origin) whom she entertainingly describes in Three Generations.
Tytler, Sarah. Three Generations. J. Murray, 1911.
She became an especially good friend of Dinah Mulock Craik
Textual Features Annie S. Swan
The indices to its bound volumes list both tales and serial tales without naming the authors—even though, as named on the pages where their work actually appears, they include such luminaries as Robert Buchanan and...
Travel Harriet Beecher Stowe
She was received by Dickens , Lady Byron , Anna Jameson , the Lord Mayor of London, and various members of the nobility.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
233, 234
Adams, John R. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Twayne, 1989.
The working-class Scots poet Janet Hamilton 's tribute to...


March 1848
Chartist uprisings took place in London, Glasgow, and Manchester.
January 1863
Nationalists revolted for independence in Poland, but the insurrection—led largely by students and middle-class urban folk—was put down by the Russian army.