See also:British author, was
See also:born at Cowlairs, near
See also:Glasgow, on the 3oth of
See also:October 1789, the son of a Glasgow
See also:merchant . In 18o6 he went to
See also:Jamaica, first managing some estates, and afterwards joining a business
See also:firm in
See also:Kings-ton . The latter
See also:post necessitated his making frequent journeys, on the incidents of which he based his best known
See also:book, Tom Gringle's
See also:Log . In 1822 he
See also:left Jamaica and settled in Glasgow, where he engaged in business . Tom Gringle's Log began to appear serially in
See also:Magazine in 1829 .
See also:Scott's second
See also:story, The Cruise of the Midge, was also first published serially in Blackwood's in 1834-1835 . The first appearance in book-
See also:form of each story was in
See also:Paris in 1834 . Both stories were originally published anonymously, and their authorship was not known till after Scott's
See also:death at Glasgow, on the 7th of
See also:November 1835 .
DAVID SCOTT (18o6-1849)
ROBERT SCOTT (1811-1887)
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