The Poet William McGonagall (1830-1902)

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William B. Lamond
Born Newtyle,1857-1924

William McGonagall
Oil

Presented by A.C. Lamb
Museum number 62-1912

William McGonagall (1825-1902) was born in Edinburgh but spent most of his life in Dundee. Originally a handloom weaver, he suddenly took to poetry late in life. A great self-publicist, he created an image of himself as "Poet and Tragedian". His most famous poem is probably "The Tay Bridge Disaster".

The Poet William McGonagall (1830-1902)
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