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Cunningham, Allan

Born: 1784 AD
Died: 1842 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Authors, Poets, Reporters, Writers

1784 – Born at Keir, near Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire on the 7th of December.

1807 – He was apprenticed to a stonemason, but gave his leisure to reading and writing imitations of old Scottish ballads. Cunningham contributed some songs to Roche’s Literary Recreations.

1809 – He collected old ballads for Robert Hartley Cromek’s Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song.

1810 – Cunningham went to London.

1814 – He worked as a parliamentary reporter and journalist.

1841 – He became clerk of the works in the studio of the sculptor, Francis Chantrey.

1842 – Died on the 30th of October.