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Samuel Rutherford Crockett


Samuel Rutherford Crockett , Scottish novelist (1860 - 1914)
Samuel Rutherford Crockett , Scottish novelist (1860 - 1914)

Samuel Rutherford Crockett (September 24, 1860 - April 16, 1914), was a Scottish novelist, born at Duchrae, Galloway, the son of a Galloway farmer.

He was brought up on a Galloway farm, and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1879. After some years of travel he became in 1886 minister of Penicuik. In that year he produced his first publication ,Dulce Cor, a collection of verse.

He eventually abandoned the Free Church ministry for novel-writing.

The success of J.M. Barrie and the Kailyard school of writing had created a demand for stories in Lowland Scots when Mr Crockett published his successful story of The Stickit Minister in 1893. It was followed by a rapidly produced series of popular novels frequently featuring the history of Scotland or with his native Galloway.

Such are:

  • The Raiders, The Lilac Sun-bonnet and Mad Sir Uchtred in 1894
  • The Men of the Moss Hags in 1895
  • Cleg Kelly and The Grey Man in 1896
  • The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion (1897)
  • The Red Axe (1898)
  • Kit Kennedy (1899)
  • Joan of the Sword Hand and Little Anna Mark in 1900
  • Flower o' the Corn (1902)
  • Red Cap Tales (1904)


  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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