Anderson, Alexander (1845-1909)
Anderson, Alexander (1845-1909), the Surfaceman-poet, was born at Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, worked for some years as a surfaceman or railway plate-layer, and in 1850 came to Edinburgh to become assistant and then (1905) chief university librarian. He had published Songs of Labour (1873), Songs of the Rail (1877), &c.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 29.
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